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The Importance of Outdoor Outlets

Outdoor Electrical OutletsWith summer time coming to an end and fall weather approaching, the weather is going to be perfect for spending time outside with friends and family. Backyard cookouts, outdoor family games and good conversation late into the night make for great memories.

To enhance your backyard enjoyment and get the most out of family evenings outdoors, it’s likely some electricity will be included. With added comfort and convenience, electricity ran outdoors can add perfect mood music and lighting, provide a way to charge phones and laptops or even setting up outdoor movie projectors.

For taking indoor fun to the outdoors and making lasting memories, you’re going to need some outdoor outlets. The professionals at John’s Electric are here to help you understand proper placement and safety when choosing to include outdoor outlets around your yard and outdoor patio area.

Most homes have at least one outlet outdoors in the front of the house and at least one more in the back. With today’s technology and electronic needs, one outlet is really not enough to keep up.

If you own several pieces of lawn equipment like hedge trimmers or weed eaters, you might find yourself forced to use extension cords - which when exposed to the elements can be very dangerous. Pulling too much electric from one outlet can cause the circuit to overload and is actually a fire hazard that can be easily avoided.

At John’s Electric, the Birmingham Metro Area’s Premier Electrician, we want to make your outdoor activities convenient functional and safe. Contact us today to discuss the installation and placement of your outdoor outlets and start making the most out of your outdoor living today.

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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

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

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Aubrey showed up within 30 minutes of my call. Very friendly and great service! I highly recommend Aubrey and John's Electric.

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John's Electric did a very thorough,quick and thrifty job! I would absolutely recommend them for your electrical work! Bravo!

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Service was above and beyond excellent. Stuck with us and the power company until the true root of the problem was found. Worked around our schedule and budget restraints. Left things clean and was very respectful. Would definitely recommend him and use him again.

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