A new year is nearly upon us, which means that it’s the perfect time to both reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. Here at Attaboy Electric, we’ve had a wonderful year, helping homeowners and rental property owners modernize their electrical systems, with an eye toward safety, efficiency and visual appeal. And we couldn’t have done it without the great community around us, the thoughtful, loyal and hardworking people of Littleton.
Looking forward to the year ahead, we wanted to take the time to spotlight Littleton, to say thanks for the continued support of our fellow residents, and to once again dedicate ourselves to keeping Littleton safe, modern and bright.
A “Little” Info
If you’re reading this post as an out-of-towner, perhaps a little context is in order: Littleton, a short hop away from downtown Denver, and flanked by the gorgeous Rocky mountains, is home to over 44,000 residents and 2000 diverse businesses. It was even rated in the top 1% of small cities in America, scoring incredibly high in quality of life, education and health. In short, this mountain paradise is the place Attaboy Electric is lucky enough to call home.
Keeping Littleton Homes Safe
As your local Littleton electrician, Attaboy is committed to keeping the homes here safe from electrical hazards. Littleton is home to many older houses, and the stormy weather here can occasionally compromise even newer electrical systems, which puts certain homes at risk for electrical hazards. In the interest of educating homeowners to make safe decisions, here are a few electrical hazards to look out for:
- Loose Connections: If you’re experiencing flickering lights or a buzzing/cracking sound at your outlets, it might mean the wire connections are loose. This is serious, as the loose connection can cause excessive arcing, which can in turn cause overheating and a potential house fire. Even if the problem isn’t that serious, it’s still best to be proactive about these things.
- Aluminum Wiring: Older houses in Littleton might still have aluminum wiring, which is incredibly dangerous. Because of a sharp increase in the price of copper around the 60s, builders used aluminum wiring, which is more prone to expansion and contraction, and therefore loosens much easier. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, houses with aluminum wiring are 55 times more likely to have fire hazard conditions.
- Damaged Appliances: If you have damaged appliances, especially water-damaged appliances, it’s best not to take matters into your own hands. You risk short-circuiting the appliance, and, worse, you risk personal electrocution.
- Zinsco Panels: These once popular panels, installed in homes all over North America, are now obsolete. They have design flaws and deficiencies that cause them to overheat met the bus bar and fail to trip. They are a shock hazard and a fire hazard and should be replaced immediately.
These are just a few of the hazards you might come across in your electrical systems. If you suspect something may be wrong with your outlets, wiring, appliances or lighting, call our professional electrical services in Littleton and we’ll come to take a look. Not only do we have loads of experience with residential electrical hazards, but we also have a personal stake in keeping Littleton safe.
Working Toward a Brighter Tomorrow
Although safety is an important part of our job, it isn’t the only reason Littleton residents seek out our services. An electrical system, much like any other technology, is a constantly changing entity, as new breakthroughs and advances are made in the field. Just like you might be inclined to buy a new car – or at the very least, get rid of that 1990 station wagon in your driveway – you should consider upgrading your electrical systems from time to time. Here are a few reasons you might call for an electrician:
- Your Home Is Older: It is recommended that homeowners rewire their home every 25 years. Just like that old station wagon we mentioned above, if the last time your house was wired was in the early 90s, it might be time for a rewiring. Additionally, if you’ve bought an older home, it is worthwhile having the wiring inspected to make sure it’s up to date.
- You Are Renovating Your Home: The New Year is a great time to start thinking about renovations – you might even make it a resolution. When renovating to add modern appliances and lighting, call an electrician to help ensure everything is done safely and correctly. Also, if you’ll be tearing down walls anyways, it’s an easy time to get rewiring done.
- New Home Construction: Of course, when building a home, you’ll need an electrician. To ensure that the job is done right, don’t just go with any contractor; Attaboy has been serving Littleton Colorado for years and we know how to create quality electrical systems in the homes here.
- You Keep Running Into Electrical Problems: of course, regardless of how old your home’s electrical system is, if you are experiencing problems, like flickering lights, burning smells, crackling sounds, tripped breakers, etc., call up an electrician. You might need a breaker panel upgrade to accommodate an uptick in electricity load.
- Better Energy Efficiency: A popular refrain, especially around New Year’s Resolution time, that we hear from homeowners is that they want their lighting and appliances to be more energy efficient. For energy efficient appliance installation, or for new indoor/outdoor lighting, give us a ring.
These are just a few of the reasons you might call our electrical services. Honestly, there’s no job or inquiry too small that we won’t help with. Not only are we enthusiastic about electricity, but we’re also community members, looking to help our fellow residents.
Whether you’re lucky enough to live in Littleton, or you reside anywhere in the Denver Metro area, we’re your electricians. Helping keep your family safe, your home efficient and your electrical systems modern are our top priorities here at Attaboy Electric Services. With that said, thanks everyone for a spectacular 2018 year, and here’s to a bright, electric 2019!