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Signs You Need To Replace Your Old Electrical Outlets?

How often do you think about your electrical outlets? If you’re like most Virginia, DC, and Maryland homeowners, chances are you don’t think about them often at all. Yet if your home was built a few decades ago, even as soon as the 1990s, you may have outdated electrical outlets that are putting your home…

How To Tell if Your Electrical Meter Is Faulty

Most electrical issues present themselves with obvious signs. Sparking outlets, flickering lights, or a complete lack of power are all strong indicators for homeowners that something is wrong with their electrical system. However, electrical meters are a different case. The signs of a faulty meter can be subtle, so homeowners need to make sure they…

Are Ungrounded Outlets Safe?

In some of our posts, you’ve likely seen our experts mention “ungrounded” outlets in homes and buildings. But what makes an ungrounded outlet such a negative? Are they dangerous? Our certified electricians are here with answers to your questions about ungrounded outlets.

Watch Out for Water-Damaged Electrical Wires and Cables

While steady rain can be relaxing and good for those of us who raise a garden, it can pose some risks as well. What risks? Well, there’s always the usual dangers of a storm, but what we specifically want to cover is water damaged wiring.

Technology to Help You Save on Energy in Rockville

Generally speaking, home and business owners in Rockville are told to avoid the use of technology to accrue higher monthly/yearly energy savings. But what if we told you there is tech out there that is specifically meant to aid in saving electricity and reducing your usage? It’s true, and the certified electricians at Kolb Electric…

My Washing Machine Won’t Spin! Why?

Washing machine on the fritz and not sure where to turn? Don’t worry, our electricians in Washington, DC have your back! This fast and easy troubleshooting guide will get your washer spinning again, without making your head do the same.

What to Do When You See a Downed Power Line

There are lots of situations where electricity can become a scary thing, but there are few half as jarring and alarming as a downed power line. The unusual tends to put people in a state of panic, and since a power line is typically white noise at most, seeing one down at ground level can…

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