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Important Electrical Safety Tips for Kids

Electricity allows your home to stay warm, your kitchen to cook food, your TV to play your favorite movies. And while electricity is essential to your family’s health and wellbeing, it can also be a serious threat to the safety of your children. Today’s blog at Kolb Electric will cover a few tips you can…

Common Home Electrical Problems

Want to know what the most common electrical problems in DC and Maryland are? Looking to understand how to troubleshoot your home’s electrical, or need to know when to call for a certified electrician? Follow along and our team will clue you in on the five most common problems our electricians handle! The Most Common…

6 Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires

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

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

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…

Would Your Home Pass an Electrical Safety Inspection?

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?

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…

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