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Teach kids about electrical safety.

With an ever-increasing number of electronic devices in homes today, it is more vital now than it has ever been to teach children the importance of safety when it comes to electricity. Teach kids about electrical safety.

No matter how old the child is, the necessity for them to understand the life or death seriousness of the danger or electricity cannot be overstated.

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Is a ceiling fan installation a DIY project?

Although countless online "DIY guides" exist that make ceiling fan installation look simple, the reality is that there are many huge risks involved with working with electricity, and while some may get lucky and get it right the first time, it is far more common for amateur mishaps to occur than not. Should I install a ceiling fan myself?

Just one improperly connected wire leads to an electric spark, which leads to a fire that can ignite in the ceiling and quickly overtake an entire home. Also, even if the fan is assembled correctly, just one mistake in securing the fan in place in the ceiling increases the risk of the fan falling while it's spinning.

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Don't just throw away old electronics in the trash.

Once something is broken or no longer of any use, it usually ends up in the garbage. Don't throw away old electronics. So when your old cellphone finally takes its last breath, should you toss it in the bin along with the leftovers? No! Sure it's easy enough to sneak in an old phone with your daily trash intake to the curb, but that decision could cost the environment more than you think.

Any of electronic that winds up in a landfill will eventually end up leaking toxic substances shortly after being dumped. These are types of elemental toxins that don't go away and aren't easily cleaned up by a natural solvent like water. Chemicals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury and so on are inside of these old electronics (phones, computers, rechargeable batteries, etc.) and if somehow these electronics are burned – it can release halogenated dioxins and furans. If these toxic chemicals are released, it can cause severe environmental damage as well as internal damage to a person if they come into contact with it. While in the working electronics, these chemicals are safe and not a danger to the user, but once they're broken, and the contents are freed when there is danger.

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Here is why you should organize and label your electric panel.

By: Nicole Stevens

Knowing what's lurking behind the electric panel door is more than just staying organized.Organize and Label Electric Panel Labeling what's what in your electrical panel can help you better understand what does what to keep the lights on. Familiarizing yourself with these sorts of things will benefit in the long run, creating a basic knowledge and respect of that specific subject. Here you will find the top benefits and tips of labeling and organizing your electric panel.

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Latest Tips

Teach kids about electrical safety.

Monday, September 24, 2018

With an ever-increasing number of electronic devices in homes today, it is more vital now than it has ever been to teach children the importance of safety when it comes to electricity. 

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Is a ceiling fan installation a DIY project?

Monday, August 27, 2018

Although countless online "DIY guides" exist that make ceiling fan installation look simple, the reality is that there are many huge risks involved with working with electricity, and while some may get lucky and get it right the first time, it is far more common for amateur mishaps to occur than not. 

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Aubrey did a great job for us. He is an asset to your company.

Jenny Roberts
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Even though I thought the price was a little high the service was fantastic. Aubrey came right away and did a great job. He cleaned up all of the "mess". I can't tell you how much that was appreciated. I have had other contractors that left all of the packaging, etc when they completed their work--as if they just couldn't be bothered. it was greatly appreciated

Debbie B.
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The service and professionalism was exceptional. They responded in a timely manner and had our problem resolved quickly. I highly recommend John's Electric !

Glen Slavich
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When you need help from an electrician IMMEDDIATELY, this is the company to call. They came out right away, gave me several options for the repair, and the pricing was fair. I can tell you this, if I had another electrical problem this is the company that I would call.

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