How to Prepare for a Power Outage

March 9, 2021

A natural emergency or other events can cause a power outage that potentially lasts for days. No matter where you live, you should prepare your home for a long-term power outage. Water You need to have drinkable water to survive. A person needs at least 1 gallon of water per day. You should always have at least a week’s worth of water stored away in case your city’s water system loses power. Food As has been seen in the past, grocery stores can be quickly emptied in an emergency. You should maintain a long-term food pantry and a plan for...

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How Is Electricity Generated?

February 11, 2021

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to flipping a switch to turn on a light. However, when you take time to think about all that goes into providing electricity for that light fixture, it’s truly quite astonishing. To help provide a greater appreciation for the electricity that flows into your Raceland home, here is a basic guide to electricity generation from . Electricity From Magnetic Forces Typically, electricity is created by moving a magnet inside a coil of wire. In fact, with the right materials, you can create an electric current in your own home...

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3 Tips for Holiday Lights and Electrical Safety

December 17, 2019

For many homeowners, getting into the holiday spirit means dressing up their homes with all manner of decorations, including thousands of twinkle lights. Holiday lights add a beautiful splash of color to your home and landscape, but just like any other electrical device, they can be hazardous if used improperly. Luckily, our technicians here at know everything there is to know about staying safe this holiday season in Raceland, and they’re here to share some tips with you. 1. Pay Attention to Indoor and Outdoor Lights Some holiday lights can be used both indoors and outdoors, but certain lights can...

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