The Hidden Risks Lurking in Your Wiring 🔍

Thinking of wiring your home yourself to save a few dollars? Think again, you’ll be shocked at all of the potential risks associated with faulty wiring. Faulty electrical wiring can be difficult to suspect until it is too late. This is why routine inspections and wiring done by trained professionals is a necessity. Although wiring may be difficult to see, here are a few tips that indicate your wiring may be faulty: 

  • If you see issues like loose outlets, flickering switches, or non-functioning outlets, don’t ignore them! These problems can indicate underlying wiring issues and must be addressed promptly before overheating or fires occur. 
  • An important issue to be on the lookout for is damaged wiring. It is extremely important to regularly inspect your wiring for signs of wear, fraying, or exposed wires to avoid risk associated with damaged wiring such as electrical shocks and fires.
  • Outdated wiring systems could also put you and your loved ones at risk. Outdated wiring systems, such as knob-and-tube or aluminum wiring should be upgraded to improved safety and efficiency by trained professionals to ensure it is done correctly. DIY Wiring can lead to a plethora of mistakes and unintended problems. Hiring qualified electricians to complete your wiring needs is the best way to avoid safety hazards. 
  • Make sure and be aware of  the warning signs of potential electrical problems, such as burning smells, sparks, or tripped circuit breakers. The problems require immediate attention and must be handled properly. 

The need for routine inspections and trained professionals is of the utmost importance to ensure your wiring is done and operation correctly. So make sure you don’t get shocked and call Tim Ferguson and let one of our trained technicians safely wire or inspect your home today! 

The Hidden Dangers of Clogged Drains: Unveiling the Risks

Clogged drains may seem like an inconvenience, and something to put off fixing, but in reality it can have long lasting negative effects on your drainage system. On the outside, clogged drains just seem to slow down your drainage or sometimes have a foul odor, but on the inside they can cause lasting damage to your pipes. 

Prolonged clogs can lead to structural damage to pipes and plumbing systems, causing expensive repairs and replacements that could cost thousands. Having to repair pipes or systems also causes major upheaval to your home and can lead to more expensive renovations. 

Clogged drains can also be bad for our health. As drains clog, they can form mold or grow bacteria that can compromise air quality and have negative impacts on your health such as respiratory problems.

Clogged drains are also breeding grounds for pests like cockroaches and rodents. Once this happens eliminating infestations can become difficult and expensive. This can also cause health concerns. 

While easy to ignore, clogged drains have many potential dangers and should be taken seriously. Leaving clogged drains too long can have long lasting impacts on your home. Routine maintenance and proper waste disposal are vital to the health of your drains and are worth the minor inconvenience. 

So don’t get bogged down, contact Tim Ferguson today and let us take care of your clogged drains today and avoid costly and long term problems down the road. Our technicians are trained and ready to handle any plumbing problem you may have!

Get Smart with A Smart Thermostat

Do you want to save money? Get smart and install a smart thermostat. According to Energy Star, you could save an estimated 8% on your heating and cooling costs each year by installing a smart thermostat.

It’s getting harder and harder to keep up with this unpredictable weather. Making your home comfortable is always a priority and with smart home services like smart thermostats, you can with the touch of a button! Smart thermostats allow you to easily change the temperature in your home from anywhere, whether you’re on vacation, on your way home, or just sitting on your couch. 

Smart thermostats can be controlled with a mobile app, making it easy and accessible. The app helps to find the perfect temperature for your home by easily switching between air conditioning and heating making temperature modifications. It is also compatible with other smart devices and can send you notifications for when it’s time to change your filters, maintenance needs, and more – also helping expand the lifeline of your HVAC unit. 

Smart thermostats also allow you to schedule your temperature settings on a day to day and hour to hour basis. You’re able to make your home cooler before bed and warmer right as you wake up straight from your app. Smart thermostats can also sense when you’re home or not, saving you energy and more money in the long run!

At Tim Ferguson, our trained technicians can get your home up and running on smart technology in no time and help troubleshoot any problems you may run into. With smart technology you can be in control with ease and at the touch of a button. Contact us today to learn more or schedule your service!