Many people associate Electrical Surges with lightning. In fact, most homes experience 20 surges a day, most stemming from other issues. Power surges are both internal and external. They can be caused by anything from an animal getting into a transformer, someone working on a power line, starting up an appliance (motor) like your hair dryer, a tree limb touching a power line, or, yes, lightning hitting something nearby. A simple and affordable way to protect your investment – your home of course – is to install a whole house surge protector.
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When we think about early light bulbs, the name “Edison” inevitably pops into mind. But there is actually an interesting history of experimentation with creating light sources in glass bulbs that began long before Thomas Edison came on the scene.
In 1710, a British scientist named Francis Hauksbee experimented with static electricity and glass globes to create a glow. In 1802 Humphry Davy used platinum to create an incandescent light. Throughout the 19th century, scientists and inventors worked hard to perfect the ability to create light in bulbs. Charles Francis Brush was somewhat successful and started the “Brush Electric Company” in 1880.
October 21, 1889 is the date credited as the time of invention of the light bulb containing a carbon filament created by Thomas Edison and Lewis Howard Latimer (yes, there was another brilliant mind involved!). The first public demonstration was held in New Jersey on New Year’s Eve in 1879. Quite a way to ring in the New Year!
Want an easy way to keep your little ones away from outlets? Block them by placing furniture strategically! For example, placing your sofa or a side table in front of an outlet is pretty effective. (Remember that if you do use those outlets, be sure the furniture is not putting pressure on the plug or cord).
Tamper Resistant Outlets have been required per National Electrical Code since 2008 – and for good reason! Can you relate to that terrifying image of your little one moving towards an outlet with a pointy object? If your home has tamper resistant outlets, you can breathe a bit easier.
So how do these work? Tamper resistant outlets contain shutters. The shutters remain closed if an object is inserted into only one side of the receptacle and open only when a 2 bladed or grounded plug is inserted. If you do have tamper resistant outlets, you may find it a bit tricky to plug things in at first. Make sure that you push the plug straight forward. If you are still having difficulty inserting the outlet, examine the plug itself, as that is most likely the issue.
We ALWAYS remind clients that even as products develop and make our lives and children safer, nothing is more effective than supervision!
With so many choices, choosing a generator can be overwhelming. The most important factor is what capabilities you want to have in case of an outage.
Want to microwave some popcorn while you watch a movie? Maybe use a couple of lights and fans and a running refrigerator is all you need. If so, a small portable generator (3-4kw) is sufficient.
Maybe you need a bit more – the above and the use of a computer, more appliances and a small portable A/C/ unit? Then your best bet is a mid-sized portable generator 5-8kw) , which we generally recommend, sounds like it would fit the bill!
If you would like more information, feel free to give us a call and we can help you determine what the best choice is for you and your family!
My name is Bessie and I am the Administrative Specialist and Permitting Manager here at Bryan Hindman Electric. As a part of the BHE Family for the past couple of years, I wanted to share why I chose to work at BHE over several other companies and job offers.
I was impressed with their honesty and commitment to Family. However, let’s start at the beginning of my job search. I ran across BHE looking for a part time permit person. I knew all about permits from my previous job with a General Contractor in Port Charlotte. I was also looking for part time work so I could have less stress from the toxic roofing company environment I had been in when I first moved up here. Plus bonus going to $6 movies with my Sun City Center resident mother on Tuesday afternoons. Although I had several offers my first choice was BHE while waiting for them to call me I cancelled a prospective interview because I felt BHE was the right fit for me. Luckily they called me, and my position has evolved from part time to full time from just Permits to Billing, Inventory and Supplies as well. I also help with Marketing and anything else that comes my way. My position is always evolving and I like that it changes over time- never boring! BHE is still my first choice!
We are told to stay six feet away from each other. But how do we know what six feet looks like? When we are standing at the grocery store, how do we know if we are too close to the person or too far away?
Imagine flopping down on the couch that is between you and the person in front of you. Make sure it’s an actual couch though, if it’s a chair or a loveseat, you will be too close. Do you practice yoga? That mat that you use is just about the right length to put plenty of space between you and other shoppers. Not into yoga, but love wild animals? Rhinos are about six feet tall, so imagine one down between you and the person in front of you..that should be an incentive to keep your distance. Or you can always get creative like this guy…
Contributed by Trish, Office Supervisor/Customer Service Specialist
Whenever you find yourself in need of an electrical contractor, you might be wondering if it really matters if they are a Certified Licensed Electrician or not. A low quality or unskilled electrician’s work can result in defective wiring or worse, fires! A house fire is an extremely devastating event and to make things even worse the insurance company can refuse to pay if you hired an unlicensed electrician to do the work.
If there were to be any issues that resulted in damage to the property it is much easier for insurance companies to justify the liability of insurance if the contractor was a Licensed Electrician. If the hired electrician is not licensed then the homeowner is more likely to pay for the damages to home.
We hope that this helps you to better understand the importance of hiring a Certified Licensed Electrician for your next project.
Bryan Hindman Electric would like to help show some love to all of the Seniors who have worked so hard to be able to graduate. If you have a senior that is graduating in Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Riverview, Gibsonton or the rest of the SouthShore Area, please contact us for a free sign for your yard.
****Update on the “Congratulations Class of 2020!” Lawn Signs…We had a great response! Because so many families are interested 😊, we would like to start with the high school seniors (for many this may be the first or only graduation they would have experienced) and then expand to college, middle school, etc. depending upon how many we have. They will be white with black lettering with extra space to allow you to personalize and decorate them for your student and school colors. They are super cute – we’ll share soon.
We are expecting 800 signs on April 30th. Many people have offered to pay for them but this is just a simple gesture to an awesome community which has done so much for us!!! – it’s on us! If you do want to contribute somehow, I have seen a few school groups selling signs as fundraisers so if you are able to, I’m sure they can use your support. We are working on a plan regarding how to distribute them and will keep you updated.
Supplying patrons with honest Electricity Wiring Installation service that with quality and dependability. The first aim of Bryan Hindman Electric is to supply the best solutions for all of your residential wiring needs!
Contact with certified, licensed electrician at Tampa Bay today! You can reach us online anytime, or via phone at (813) 672-4084!
Our experts can handle:
Complete Replacement or Improvement on Existing Wiring
Electrical upgrade to make sure your equipment and lighting works properly
Electrical wiring repair
Electrical Repair Service
Outlet and fixture wiring
Pool and hot tub wiring.
Smoke detector wiring.
WHY CHOOSE BRYAN HINDMAN ELECTRIC?
Bryan Hindman is a Florida State Certified Electrical Contractor and owner of Bryan Hindman Electric, LLC. Bryan brings over 20 years of experience in the electrical field. Prior to becoming an Electrical Contractor, Bryan held both Project Manager and Vice President positions as a State Certified
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