Residential Smoke Detector Installation

How Smoke Alarms Keep You Safe

Smoke alarms give you enough time to evacuate a burning building while decreasing your risk of injury and death. If you don’t have smoke alarms in your home, you’ll want to hire a residential electrician to install smoke detectors as soon as possible. Likewise, all commercial buildings need fire alarm systems to be safe and...Learn More
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Licensed Electrician in Grand Rapids MI

How Electricians Repair Flood Damage

When the temperature thaws in midwinter or early spring, snowmelt and rain can cause rivers to overflow. If the river overflows enough, it can pick up frozen ice along its banks to create ice jams. Not only do ice jams clog up the river, but they also put nearby homes at risk for flood damage....Learn More
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Electrical Services in Grand Rapids, MI

How Electricians Make Your Home Safer

If you are experiencing issues with your home’s electrical system (or just want to make your home safer) we recommend calling a residential electrician. An licensed electrician at Flat River Electric will be able to suggest solutions that will keep your home safe for you and your family. For example, an electrician can install child...Learn More
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Carbon Monoxide Alarm System Services in Grand Rapids

How Carbon Monoxide Alarms Save Lives

A carbon monoxide alarm is responsible for alerting you and other residents of a leak. Carbon monoxide is dangerous because it can quickly starve your body of oxygen, yet is difficult to detect without a carbon monoxide alarm system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20,000 Americans visit the emergency...Learn More
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Residential Electrical Services

How to Prevent Christmas Lights from Tripping the Circuit Breaker

If you love stringing Christmas lights on your house and front lawn, you’re not alone. Stringing Christmas lights is a holiday tradition that ushers in the Christmas spirit and occasionally trips the circuit breaker. To stay safe this holiday season, you’ll want to follow our tips for how to avoid blowing a fuse or tripping...Learn More
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Electricians in Lowell MI

When to Update Old Electrical Outlets

Think about the last time you had to plug something into one of the electrical outlets. Did you notice any sparks coming out of the outlet? Did the lights flicker? These might be signs it’s time to update old electrical outlets. A Lowell electrician can easily replace old electrical outlets and bring your home’s electrical...Learn More
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Electricians in Ada MI

Home Remodeling Projects that Require an Electrician

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to want to remodel their homes. However, do you know which home renovation projects should be left to a licensed electrical work contractor? In this blog post, we will explain why certain remodeling projects should be left to the professionals. Not only will hiring an electrician save you money on...Learn More
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Electrician in Grand Rapids

When Should You Replace Old Electrical Wiring?

As a homeowner, it can be difficult to know when to replace old electrical wiring. Fortunately, a licensed residential electrician can let you know when new electrical wiring is necessary. New electrical wiring will not only make your home safer and up-to-code, but will also help make your life easier. No longer will you have...Learn More
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5 Reasons Your Circuit Breaker May Be Triggering

Imagine that the power has gone out. However, when you look out your window you see that all your neighbors still have power, but you’re left sitting in the dark. Most likely, if you find yourself in this situation, it’s because your circuit breaker was triggered. In this blog post we’ll go over the most...Learn More
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Do’s and Don’ts When Operating Bucket Trucks

Bucket trucks (also called aerial lifts) are extremely useful for accessing areas far above the ground for electrical repair. For example, linemen use bucket trucks to access power lines for maintenance and repair. However, certain precautions must be taken to prevent serious bucket truck operator injury on the job. As a licensed electrical work company,...Learn More
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