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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 […]

Troubleshooting Flickering Lights

by Hickerson Brothers on March 15, 2018

While flickering lights may seem like a miscellaneous nuisance at first, they can actually be a sign of a larger problem within your electrical system. It is important to troubleshoot flickering lights as soon as you notice them. Doing so will signify if a consequential issue is present and helps resolve problems before symptoms become […]

Benefits of Smart Controls in Your Home

by Hickerson Brothers on March 2, 2018

Ever wonder if automating your home via smart controls is worth the initial costs and installation?  Believe it or not, the benefits are more than just turning off the lights from your couch. In fact, there are several advantages of having smart controls, ranging from energy efficiency to added safety. Hickerson Brothers has gladly detailed […]

Electrical Preparations for the Spring

by Hickerson Brothers on February 16, 2018

Spring is imminent for Catlett residents, and the upcoming season gives us an incentive to make some preparations. Organizing your wardrobe, cleaning your house, and planning a vacation are all known spring essentials, but have you remembered your electrical safety? As we leave the cold season and enter the spring, you must take electrical safety […]

Romantic Lighting for Valentine’s Day

by Hickerson Brothers on February 1, 2018

Lighting is an important part of any Valentine’s Day celebration. With romance being the major focus, what better way to set the mood than with some romantic lighting? Smart accent lighting can add immensely to a romantic evening; painting a room with warm ambient and accent light to set a mood. But why waste time […]

5 Benefits of Whole Home Surge Protection

by Hickerson Brothers on January 19, 2018

Beware of the power surge! Power surges are a common experience for Virginia homeowners, and their ability to cause damage is no joke. A power surge is an extremely fast spike or interruption in the flow of electricity. Power surges are so short, they last as little as 1 millisecond, meaning they happen faster than […]

Electrical Safety Inspections (for New Year Safety)

by Hickerson Brothers on January 4, 2018

We’re excited to begin the new year here at Hickerson Brothers, and want to share our joy with our Virginia neighbors. Starting the year right means finding and making improvements for you, your family, and your home. Your electrical system works hard every year to provide power and comfort to your household, which makes it […]

5 Christmas Gifts for Your Electrical System

by Hickerson Brothers on December 22, 2017

With Christmas shifting us into a time of giving, it’s time to make a gift list for the friends and family you want to honor. When making your list, be sure to check it twice to see if you included one of your best friends – your electrical system! Your electrical system could always use […]

Christmas Lighting Safety Tips

by Hickerson Brothers on December 7, 2017

Temperatures are going down, but Christmas lights are going up! Decorating the house with colorful Christmas lights helps to create a festive mood for the season. The dynamic illumination brings out joyfulness, especially when bundling up next to the fire with hot cocoa. While enjoying the sights of holidays, you should also practice Christmas lighting […]

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