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While a wonderful addition to the family, felines can develop the habit of chewing on electrical power cords. Besides being an obnoxious quirk, it can also be dangerous to you and your pet. Any gnawed power cord can pose a shock hazard to your pets and family. So how do you get them to cease and...Continue Reading

You flip a switch and the light comes on. Easy as that, right? We all know it’s not. So how is electricity generated? Where does it come from and more important, how does electricity get into my house?

Let the knowledgeable team at Mr. Electric® shed some light on where...Continue Reading

Not long ago, CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs were considered a great revolution in home and business lighting technology. But now, with many swapping their CFLs for LEDs (light-emitting diode), it’s important that old CFL bulbs, which contain mercury – a hazardous, toxic metal – are...Continue Reading

Residential building codes require smoke detectors to be in every home. Because fires can begin quietly and go undetected until it is too late, these alarms are essential for keeping your family and property safe.

Smoke detectors only work when they have a continuous electrical charge,...Continue Reading

If you have a bunch of extra light bulbs, you need to get organized with simple light bulb storage solutions. Here's how to store light bulbs safely.

Keeping things organized around the house controls clutter and makes it easy to find things when you need them. Having a system to keep everything in its place is a great way to start keeping your home organized.

One household item that gets overlooked when getting organized is spare...Continue Reading

Want to learn more about smart electricity meters? Here are several of the best reasons why you should have a smart energy meter installed.

Over the past several years, utility companies have been gradually rolling out smart electricity meters across the country. Smart energy meters are a significant technological upgrade from old analog electricity meters and offer many benefits to utility companies and their customers alike....Continue Reading

Knowing how to reset a motion sensor light can save you a lot of hassle and money. Try these tips for troubleshooting a motion sensor light.

Has your motion sensor light stopped working, or is it stuck in the on or off position? A motion detector light is sensitive to power surges and blinks and sometimes will not work correctly following an electrical episode. While you may think the fixture is broken, many times, it just requires a...Continue Reading

Want to learn how to clean ceiling fans without making a mess? What about grimy or very high fans? Mr. Electric’s ceiling fan cleaning hacks cover this and more.

Ceiling fans create a refreshing breeze to keep rooms comfortable and add attractive decorative accents to living spaces, but what can you do about all that dust? And what’s the trick to cleaning a greasy kitchen ceiling fan or fans attached to super high ceilings?

Dirt on ceiling fans...Continue Reading

Are your extension cords becoming a huge mess? Try these electrical cord storage ideas to create order and ensure your cords are ready to go when needed.

Are you in a power struggle with your power cords? Lack of proper extension cord storage can be a real hassle for homeowners. The cords may be eyesores that disrupt your living space ambiance or genuine hazards to safety in your home. Either way, you need to find a...Continue Reading

Is your exhaust fan slowly dying? Mr. Electric’s tips will help you perform your own bathroom exhaust fan replacement. Call us for new exhaust fan installation.

Are you dealing with mildew and bacteria in your bathroom because you do not have an exhaust fan? Or maybe your current fan just isn’t getting the job done.

An exhaust fan works to prevent mold and mildew growth throughout the bathroom. It’s unpleasant to wash up in a place that doesn’t...Continue Reading