Electrical Safety Checklist

DIY Electrical Safety Checklist + Video

As a homeowner you know that electrical safety is important, yet most of us take it for granted. We just assume that everything is safe until we notice a problem. But by that point, something that could have been prevented might already have turned into a dangerous situation. Don’t let this happen to you! For […]


Electrical Safety and GFCI Outlets

Everyone is at least somewhat familiar with the GFCI outlets that you usually see in your bathroom or near your kitchen sink. We kind of take them for granted… that they’re automagically protecting us from electrical shock or even electrocution. But did you know you should test these regularly to make sure they’re working properly?In […]

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Energy Efficiency

I had read a while back that a way to conserve energy and save on our electric bill was to unplug our phone chargers when they weren’t in use. Who would have thought that such small and simple energy efficiency ideas could save us a bit of money! So being my normal OCD self, I started […]


Getting to Know Our Field Supervisor

Michael Lashley has been with Wiretech since 2011. He was hired as an electrical technician and now serves as our Field Supervisor/Estimator. I sat down with Michael last week to ask a few questions – check out what he had to say!   Q: How long have you been doing electrical work? A: I sparked my […]


What is Aluminum Wiring, Anyways?

A lot of people don’t realize the seriousness of aluminum wiring in any living space. Below you will read about the “short-lived” history and how it can effect your home currently. Aluminum branch circuit wiring was installed for only a brief period of time, during the late 1960’s to early 1970’s. It’s clearly apparent why it’s […]

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That Dang Electrical Outlet!

Have you ever been arranging your living room and wanted a side table and lamp in a certain spot but then found out that the electrical outlet doesn’t work? You think it’s not really a big deal, you’ll just use another outlet in the room. Believe it or not, just brushing off the fact that […]

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New Year, New Priorities

Here we are again, welcoming another year. The holidays are over and now it’s time for making resolutions and getting priorities straight. Why not start with getting your house safe for the year – making sure everything is up to code or being absolutely positive that there is no chance for any sudden electrical mishaps.

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Christmas Light Dangers

Everybody has a friend like the Griswold’s… You know, the ones that have enough Christmas lights that they can be seen on Google Earth. While Christmas lights are beautiful, Christmas light dangers are very real! Wiretech owner Mike Jones has one of those friends. One Christmas some time ago, Mike and his wife visited their […]


Meanwhile in North Carolina…

According to all of the weather and local news channels, our Autumn is going to be one of lots of rain and not many pretty sweater weather days like we’ve hoped. Personally, I thought I’d be able to do cute fall crafts with my little girl under our pretty trees in the front yard, but […]