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6 Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires

Posted on: January 29, 2018

You might think we discuss electrical safety to excess here on this blog. But we’re not just blowing smoke! There are over 25,000 or more electrical fires reported every single year in the United States. The most common causes of these? Mishandling of electrical devices! Safety is huge, and even a minor mistake can leave…

How to Properly Use a Power Strip

Posted on: December 12, 2017

Power strips and extension cords are kind of an inevitability in most homes. We just have so many modern appliances, tools, and toys that need power! And you’ve only got so many outlets. Because of this we at Kolb Electric think it’s really important that you understand the ups and downs, dos and don’ts of…

Holiday Electrical Statistics

Posted on: November 20, 2017

It’s the time of the year for friends, family, community and comfort! It can also be a dangerous time of the year, and the last thing anyone wants is for tragedy to strike during the holidays. That’s why we at Kolb Electric have put together this list of electrical holiday statistics, to make sure you…

How to Design Outdoor Security Lighting

Posted on: October 20, 2017

Choosing an effective outdoor security lighting system can offer you a whole lot of advantages. They’re ideal for keeping you and your family safe while traversing a Maryland evening around the home’s exterior, and when done right they can even deter would-be troublemakers. But what exactly is an efficient lighting system design? Is there a…

Would Your Home Pass an Electrical Safety Inspection?

Posted on: October 9, 2017

A modern home is absolutely inundated with electrical tools, appliances, and fixtures. We rely on these every single day, and yet we rarely if ever stop to consider whether or not our systems are operating correctly and or safely. In order to ensure they are in fact safe and effective, electricians use the standards set…

How Does a Smoke Detector Work?

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered how a smoke detector actually detects smoke? They’re in almost every home, along walls, on ceilings—but most of us don’t even know the basics of what makes one tick! Knowing the how and why of detector systems can help you choose the ideal types and layouts to suit your home safety…

How to Choose the Layout of Recessed Lighting

Posted on: September 7, 2017

Recessed lighting has fast become a favorite among new and old homeowners alike. It’s versatile, very attractive, and is quite cost-effective as well. A winning combo if you ask our lighting specialists! But like any kind of lighting, the effectiveness of your recessed lighting installation hinges on the design and layout of both the room…

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