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How to Eliminate Cable Clutter

Cable Clutter — with the evolving technology, it’s a problem many of us face. It can lead to confusion as we attempt to find which cable leads to what; not to mention that its unsightly. It can go haywire so let US Electrical Services, Inc. (USESI) help you find some good ways to eliminate cable clutter. Eliminate Cable Clutter at Your Power Strip A power strip is a good starting place to eliminate cable clutter. While surge protectors are a good idea for both convenience and safety, they’re often not the most attractive item, especially when they have countless cables

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How To Appropriately Clean Electronic Devices

Cleaning electronics is an important part of maintenance. Not only does it help them to function properly, it also controls the spread of germs that cause serious illnesses. Fun fact: your electronic devices can harbor anything from strep and Staphylococcus to cold and flu bacteria, MRSA, norovirus, and even fecal matter. They may even be worse than a public restroom! Let’s take a look at the proper ways on how to appropriately clean electronic devices. How to Clean Electronic Devices Normal and Touch Screens Both normal and touch screens from televisions, tablets, mobile phones and laptops are so sensitive. Clean

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How To Improve Room Lighting: Tips and Ideas

The lighting in a room can be more than just a practical way to help you see when there is not enough natural light available. It also adds to the mood, atmosphere and overall look of the home. Here are some important room lighting tips for your home, and product recommendations that you can use to make these looks possible. Room Lighting Tips for the Various Rooms of the House Living Rooms/Family Rooms: In these rooms, it is a good idea to add ambient lighting which will give the sense of overall brightness from natural light. The idea is to

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How to Clean Electronic Devices

How many people think about cleaning electronic devices? You use them every day, and some devices have even become an integral part of life such as laptops, phones, and headphones. Your homes are squeaky clean, but when was the last time you took a good look at your gadgets and appliances? Just bring your phone closer to the eye and check the display, corners, and crevices. Ew! The truth is even scarier. The electronics have dirt, and they are more ick-infested than the toilet seats in public restrooms! Several studies have found that the household toilet seats have 50 to

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How to Clean Light Switches and Electrical Outlet Covers

Have you been thinking of cleaning the house or repainting the walls? What about the switch plates? Clean light switches hardly become our concern unless they are in highly visible spots on the walls. But, you should scrub them at least once in a year. The cleaning frequency should be higher when they are in the kitchen or bathrooms because these places trap dirt like crazy. Why Should You Clean Light Switches and Electrical Outlet Covers? The switch plates and covers become an eyesore when layers of dust and soot gather on them for months. How embarrassing it would be

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How To Solve the Shortage of Qualified Electricians

You’ve probably seen how hard it is these days to find qualified electricians. Well, you are not alone! Bruce Seilhammer, the National President of the Independent Electrical Contractors trade association, has seen the same problem. As a matter of fact, he testified before Congress both in person and submitted additional testimony in writing on the issue in September 2017, and articulated his serious concerns over the shortage of qualified electricians. The Shortage of Qualified Electricians: Reasons behind the Labor Shortage Mr. Seilhammer explained in his testimony the reasons he and his organization felt it is so hard to fill up

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How To Choose Electrical Supplies

If you work in the electrical field or are an at home do-it yourselfer, buying electrical supplies can be a big part of your life. There are many things to consider when you are buying electrical supplies, including cost, quality and efficiency. Here are some things to think about the next time you are buying electrical supplies for your next work or at-home project. Types of Electrical Supplies There are various types of electrical supplies. These can include electrical appliances, the components used in electrical appliances and the tools needed to create and repair anything that uses electricity. They can

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How To Know The Different Wiring Color Codes

If you are working with electricity, you should be familiar with wiring color codes. The wires in the branch circuits of electrical systems are classified based on their size, color and wiring type. The color of the insulation will help you determine the function of the wire. This is integral to staying safe while doing electrical work as using the wrong type of wiring can lead to dangerous circumstances. Read on to learn about the different wiring color codes so you can keep safe while doing electrical work in your home or office. Learning the Different Wiring Color Codes When

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How to Choose the Right Electrician

It is important to know what to look for when you need electrical work done around the house and are trying to choose the right electrician. There are many factors that are involved and it’s a good idea to know what to consider when trying to find a qualified candidate. Read on to find out what you should look for when choosing the right electrician. Finding the Right Electrician for your Property Needs License and Insurance The first and most important thing you want to make sure of when you are trying to find the right electrician is that they

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Understanding the US Electrical Power Grid System

We don’t often think about the power coming into our home unless we experience an interruption in service. However, it is a good idea to have a grasp on this process, which can otherwise be referred to as the U.S. electric power grid system. Through this system, electrical power travels from a power plant to your house through a system called the power distribution grid. This article will explain what the grid is, how it works, some history of the grid and future updates planned. What Is A Power Grid System? The electrical grid is defined as the electrical power

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