Spring is here at that means the start of spring cleaning and getting your home and property back into shape. But before you do, there are several spring electrical safety tips you need to remember for the safety of you, your property, and others around you. Continue reading
If you are remodeling or building a new commercial property, it is essential that you pick a commercial electrical contractor that can get the job done right. Here’s what you should always look for when determining which commercial electrical contractor is right for you: Continue reading
While we all hope it never happens, electrical emergencies are can happen at any time, and people need to be prepared to handle them. Here are some common electrical emergencies and what you can do in case they occur. Continue reading
Is the lighting at your business old and costing you money? Is dim lighting negatively affecting the moods and productivity of your employees? Then it may be time to consider retrofitting your business with energy efficient lighting to help save your business money and boost production in the workplace. Continue reading
It is common for homeowners to run into a tripped breaker or blown fuse every once in a while. We often get calls to our service line asking how to reset one, and we are always happy to help! However, we want to give you a written step-by-step guide that you can come back to for future reference. Continue reading
Storm season is upon us, and that means a threat of losing power to your home. It’s important to have a backup plan in case your home goes dark, and that is where having an automatic standby generator comes in. Continue reading
The winter holidays are often people’s favorite time of year because of all the beautiful lights and decorations. What’s not so joyous about the season is the misuse of Christmas lights and the associated fire and other hazards. Continue reading
In recent years, making your home as energy efficient as possible has become the new homeowner goal. So what’s all the fuss about? Here’s what you can expect when you invest in energy efficient electrical upgrade, no matter how big or small: Continue reading
Here we are in the dead of winter so who is thinking about spring? Your St. Charles, Missouri electricians at Grasser Electric have been thinking about spring already.
Even before the “big box” stores start displaying their patio furniture and bar-b-que grills for the new season, your St. Charles Electricians at Grasser Electric are getting ready for the severe weather season.
If you have been considering options for stand by power in your home when the storms start to rumble through our area, NOW is the time to make plans and talk to your Kohler Generator experts at Grasser Electric. Whether you go with very minimal power coverage or want to keep your entire house powered during a storm related power failure, your St. Charles electricians at Grasser Electric have the perfect solution for your needs and your budget.
We have teamed up with Kohler Generators to provide the industry’s best products, built in the USA. Take advantage of pre storm season specials and call your St. Charles generator specialists today and keep the lights on while your neighbors sit in the dark.
Every year we get calls from very frustrated homeowners and business owners here in the St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri areas that have been affect by either a close or direct lightning strike. TV’s stop working, microwaves, computers, even furnaces and air conditioners. The extreme voltages that pass through your electrical system can and will totally cook electronic devices.
Just today, 10/2/14 a residence in St. Charles, Missouri burned to the ground and the cause according to fire department personnel was a direct lightning strike. A lightning bolt can reach temperatures of 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s hotter than the surface of the sun!
Anything subjected to that temperature even if for a millisecond will burst into flame.
Often these fires start on the roof or attic where the strike occurred. They can slowly work from a smoldering hot spot to a fully involved house fire within hours if not detected early.
All new houses in St. Louis and St. Charles are required to have smoke detectors in bedrooms, hallways and other areas. But what about the attic? What if a lightning strike occurs while you are sleeping or away? The only way you will know you have a fire is to look up in the attic or a passer by sees it. Often news paper delivery people or a passing police officer will observe these fires in the middle of the night which was the case earlier today.
We can install whole house surge protection on your electrical service panels that will stop the extreme high voltage surges generated by a lightning strike. In some cases the manufacturer offers a “money back” guarantee to off set insurance deductibles in the event of a loss with their equipment in place.
Grasser Electric also has Lightning Protection contractors at our disposal that can install lightning rods on your home. Old technology? Yes. Does it work, apparently so. Most all government and commercial buildings today are equipped with lightning rods. In Florida, the lightning capitol of the country, lightning rods are a familiar sight and according to folks there, they do work!
Call Grasser Electric to discuss protecting your house from the problems that can arise due to lightning.