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See, Smell, Hear- When to Call an Electrician and When to Call the Fire Department

Posted on: November 5, 2015

For many, the ins and outs of electrical malfunction are a collection of terrifying and daunting thoughts. Does that flickering light mean your home is about to catch fire, or is a flipping breaker a serious concern?

When to Install a New Circuit

Posted on: October 27, 2015

Knowing when to install a new circuit in your home or business may seem like a daunting task. After all, you’re no electrician, and figuring out the details seems stressful! To which we at Kolb say, “No Problem!” There are specific cases and situations where installing a new circuit is really necessary, and all said it’s…

What To Do When Your Refrigerator Plug Is Frayed

Posted on: October 17, 2015

A frayed refrigerator plug can easily be classified as a very serious risk, both to the fridge itself, and to your entire home. Frayed, ripped, or otherwise damaged cords are a potential source of electrical fire, arcing and power failure. So, what do you do when you discover a frayed plug on your appliances?

The Best Types of Lighting to Illuminate Your Kitchen

Posted on: October 7, 2015

The lighting of your kitchen plays an absolutely critical role in how your design will marry together, as well as make a very noticeable impact on the functionality of your space.

Do You Have a Double Tapped Breaker?

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Double tapped breakers are a common circuit breaker defect—but they are also one of the easiest electrical problems to correct. 

Why Work with Local Electricians?

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Fixing the wiring in your home is not something that you want to trust to just anyone. The possibility of shocks and electrocution as well as the danger of electrical fire presented by a poor wiring job are too serious to risk doing your own electrical work, and an inexperienced electrician can provide shoddy work…

It’s National Preparedness Month!

Posted on: September 11, 2015

September is National Preparedness Month—just in time for peak hurricane season in Maryland. Severe thunderstorms and floods are also common to the area and with winter approaching, it’s always a good idea to prepare for the possibility of heavy snowstorms. National Preparedness Month is a time to educate yourself on how you can prepare for sever weather…

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