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What is an Electrical Maintenance Program?

by Hickerson Brothers on August 17, 2018

You always want to try and do what’s best for maintaining your Catlett home electrical system, even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone. Although annual inspections and general checkups do provide extensive maintenance, there’s still more that can be done. In fact, one of the best ways to maintain your electrical system […]

4 Pest Control Lighting Tips

by Hickerson Brothers on August 3, 2018

Pests in and around your home are always an unwelcome guest. And if you’re looking to prevent them from invading your Catlett residence this summer, you’ll want to follow some pest control lighting tips. After all, bugs and insects are commonly attracted to bright lights, making your home’s interior and exterior lighting a prime target […]

Mosquito-Proofing Your Catlett Home

by Hickerson Brothers on July 20, 2018

If there’s one thing we can live without, it’s mosquitos. These foul, blood-sucking creatures are a recurring problem for Catlett homeowners during the warmer, humid months. And if you’ve awakened in the middle of the night with several mosquito bites, you’re probably ready to begin mosquito-proofing your home. Fortunately, you have the electrical experts at […]

4 Energy Saving Tips For Your Kids

by Hickerson Brothers on July 6, 2018

Summer vacation is in full force for Virginia residents, and kids are enveloped in video games, laptops, smartphones, and televisions.  And while your kids might deserve this leisure time after a long school year, it shouldn’t come with a higher utility bill. To help avoid your kids driving up energy consumption with their daily summer […]

4 Tips for Building a Home Theater

by Hickerson Brothers on June 14, 2018

Looking to build a home theater? Before you start the project, there are a few tips we recommend you follow. Home theaters are a great way to bring the cinema experience to your home. But achieving this experience can be tricky if you don’t assess certain components before installation. By following these tips, you’re helping […]

How Safe Are Your Electrical Outlets?

by Hickerson Brothers on June 1, 2018

As a homeowner, you should have some knowledge on the safety of your electrical outlets. Electrical outlets are one of the main ways you interact with your electrical system. And unfortunately, they can experience potentially dangerous issues, sometimes resulting from age or incorrect use. Without knowing basic safety procedures, you could be at higher risk […]

Home Security System: The Ultimate Guide

by Hickerson Brothers on May 18, 2018

Looking to build a security system for your Catlett home? Before you do, we recommend doing some research on the parts that encompass it. Home security systems can be comprised of a wide array of parts, each with their own unique uses. By knowing the parts of a home security system, you’ll be able to […]

Treat Mom for Mother’s Day with Improved Lighting

by Hickerson Brothers on May 3, 2018

We all want to give our mom the best for Mother’s Day. Making mom breakfast in bed, taking her shopping, and buying gifts are all great ways to celebrate the holiday. But Hickerson Brothers also recommends treating her home with improved lighting! Lighting serves as a basic utility but can also be used for safety […]

Troubleshooting a Tripped Circuit Breaker

by Hickerson Brothers on April 19, 2018

What has caused your circuit breaker to trip? To help find the answer, you’ll need to perform some troubleshooting. Tripping is when a circuit breaker shuts off electrical flow when uneven currents are detected. Tripping is typically caused by ground faults, short circuits, and electrical overloads. Troubleshooting can help find which of these has tripped […]

Can Smoke Damage Electronics?

by Hickerson Brothers on April 6, 2018

We’re all aware that smoke is dangerous to inhale and a major sign of a fire, but can it also harm your electronics? Although electronics tend to have fragile circuitry, you wouldn’t expect a small amount of smoke to cause any considerable damage. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as smoke can easily damage […]

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