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How Much Does It Cost to Rewire a House?

Modern demands for electricity often exceed what the original builders of your home envisioned. It’s not unusual for older rooms, even kitchens, to have just one or two electric outlets, but that can put an unsafe strain on your wiring system.

Should You Install a Heavy Up?

Does Your Home Need a Heavy Up? How old is your home? If your home is 30 years or older, or if your electrical system has not been updated within the last five to 10 years, it’s probably time to examine your options. What a heavy up does is raise the amperage entering your house…

How To Protect Your TV From Electrical Surges

It’s football season, which means every Saturday and Sunday, your home’s TV becomes an essential gathering point in your home. Sadly, in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area, autumn is also thunderstorm season. So how can you protect your expensive TV from electrical surges and storms? The electrical experts at Kolb Electric have…

Why Electrical Preventive Maintenance Is Important

Regular electrical preventive maintenance is critical for any home or commercial building in the DC area. When you have routine service done, it will keep your important electrical systems running longer and help you avoid costly repairs. In the event that there is an issue with your wiring, your electrician can uncover it during this…

Why Is My Generator Surging?

The proud owner of a generator, whether for general use or use in an emergency, can rest assured that they have access to the power they need. But what if your generator isn’t up to the task? At best, this can leave you with no means to perform normal functions, and at worst could leave…

How To Fix Ungrounded Outlets

Do you have an outlet in your home with only two prong holes? This is not just a manufacturing or builder error. Two-hole outlets are a sign of an ungrounded outlet. Here’s a closer look at what these are and what they may mean for your home. What Is an Ungrounded Outlet? Ungrounded outlets are…

Electrical Maintenance Checklist for Every Homeowner

Owning a home and maintaining it properly can be a lot of responsibility. We all have busy lives with many things requiring our attention, but make sure that electrical maintenance doesn’t fall off of your to-do list. While this task is often overlooked by homeowners, it’s extremely important for your home’s safety. In this blog…

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