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Your Old Houses and Commercial Buildings May Have Outdated Electrical Connections.

Your Old Houses and Commercial Buildings May Have Outdated Electrical Connections.

Our electricians have performed excellent work on numerous commercial projects.

Our company will keep you and your property safe from electrical-related accidents. How old is your house? When was it built? If it’s more than 25 years old you may need to have the connections inspected? It might that the wires don’t conform to the standard specifications anymore. There’s a chance the wires may become overloaded because of this and create problems for you.commercial electricians san antonio

Another issue is the integrity of the wires. Some parts may not have insulation anymore. Rats, ants, and other insects love to gnaw on them, exposing the live wire. Constant contact with wood may ignite a fire and may burn the house down.

The fuse boxes may require upgrading, the old lighting fixtures and bulbs included. You might think it’ll take a lot of time for us to do it and it may also cost you a lot if you want the job done. If you’re interested, we can evaluate your home or commercial building first and determine the true picture of your entire electrical circuit. It’s for free a special part of our community service. We will submit to you our written report with the cost of repairs.

In the report, we’ll emphasize what repairs have to be done right away. If we see that the wires are too small to accommodate the present current supply, we would suggest a total rewiring of your place. You may have noticed unusual power fluctuations occurring once in a while. This should not be the case at all. Later on, the situation may develop into a more serious condition. The danger, in this case, is real.

If your place doesn’t need total rewiring, we might find other defects that need repair. We’ll begin with the part that requires our attention right away. We’ll continue the repair process until we have covered everything and have finished the job completely. Old houses or buildings are fire traps. You can’t take your electrical circuit for granted.

Our electricians are licensed and highly trained. They have long years of working experience and have done all kinds of electrical jobs with perfect results. Giving your old homes and buildings the right electrical connection and keeping you safe is our number one aim.

We can assure you that our electricians are honest and friendly. You won’t have second thoughts on letting them in your homes. You may call us and ask the name of the electrician we’re sending over to your place and when he or she arrives, you can take a look at his or her ID card. You can let us know if he or she’s in your place already and we will confirm his or her identity to you. They are also cleared by the police and have no prior criminal or arrest records.industrial liighting

The procedure we just told you is our SOP. We can’t be too careful these days. However, in most cases, our electricians are allowed to enter the premises without checking. They don’t tarry too long but go directly into doing their job. When they’re finished, they leave immediately after clearing the area.

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Residential / Commercial Locksmith Services


While no one ever wants to live through an emergency in their home where they may have to deal with burglary, property damage, or the loss of a loved one, it’s important to be prepared. You likely have a number of important items that need to be kept on hand that you will need to access quickly. It’s important to store them in a fireproof safe in your home to ensure that they are kept secure.
It may make sense to keep your most important possessions in a safety deposit box at the bank, but this is not necessarily the best choice. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that you will only be able to gain access to your box during the bank’s operating hours, preventing you from obtaining your possessions in an emergency.commercial - residential locksmith
This among many other reasons strengthens the argument of keeping certain items in your home in a quality safe.
Top Six Items To Keep In A Safe In Your Home
The following are several items that we recommend always storing in a fireproof safe.
1. Insurance Policies
You’ll want to make sure that property and life insurance policies are easily accessible in case you ever need to file a claim. Make sure that you also have your agent’s contact information within the box as well as saved on your phone. Your car insurance information should be stored in your vehicle’s glove box with an additional copy in the home safe.
2. Emergency Funds
Have some cash on hand that you can access quickly if you ever need it. To help protect paper money from water damage, seal it in two Ziploc plastic bags.
3. Safe Deposit Box Keys
Rather than carry a safe deposit key on your key ring, which may be lost or stolen, place it inside your safe in the home.
4. Prescription Medications
Buy a pill dispenser so that you can carry a week’s worth of daily prescription pills (make sure to regularly refill each week) as well as any over-the-counter headache, heartburn, etc. medicines. Place the bottles of your medications into the safe and keep them under lock and key for security in an emergency, but also for everyday security to keep family members safe.
You won’t have to worry about your children ingesting your medications, either accidentally or on purpose if they are always locked up. It’s also a good idea to keep a list of your medications, the dosages and the doctors who prescribed them if you ever lose a prescription.
5. Copies Of Your Important Documents
Store copies of your retirement and important bank papers, social security cards, will power of attorney, or living will for yourself and anyone who has designated you as their health care surrogate or attorney-in-fact. You will also want to keep a copy of a will for anyone who has designated you as the executor.
Another important reason to keep a will and other essential papers in a fireproof safe at home instead of a bank’s safety deposit box is that once the person who owns the safety deposit box has passed, the box will be sealed until court papers can be produced allowing the bank to open the box.
6. Valuables
Your safe is a good place to store items like coins, family heirlooms, jewelry, etc. that you wish to keep extra secure in your home.

Home Security Systems

For the ultimate in security, contact a professional home locksmith regarding residential security systems.
At our company, we will take the time to assess your needs and then recommend the right home security system for you and your family.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you stay secure.
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Pest Control – Termites and Other Insects

Non-repellent insect growth regulators (IGR) and termite bait systems are increasingly popular, not to mention effective. Many termite control experts believe that IGR termite bait systems are better than barrier treatments—in certain situations.

Part I. Seducing Termites: Origins of Termite Baiting Technology

Over the past decade and a half, termite eradication experts have wracked their brains to provide least toxic termite infestation solutions. With the help of exterminators and building inspection services, scientists have developed several models of very effective least toxic termite bait technology systems. Now, termite eradication is almost as simple as mowing the lawn, changing the window screens, or any of the other various home maintenance projects a homeowner must tend to.

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The technology behind termite bait control, however, is not as simple as it seems ; the development of effective termite bait systems requires years of testing in four very different climates and soil types before acquiring approval from the FDA and EPA. For example, one termite bait system must remain viable for at least five years in all four of the USDA testing sites to ensure it is effective in multiple soil types:

Arid, desert soil; termite bait systems are tested in Arizona to assure efficiency
Wetlands; tested in Florida and Mississippi
Coastal soils; tested in South Carolina
Part II. Chemicals of Desire: How termite bait systems work

Termites travel underground looking for sources of cellulose to feed on. Termite bait systems take advantage of the opportunistic mentality—so to speak—of termites. Termite exterminators will place termite bait systems roughly 18 inches from the foundation of your home (and, depending on the size of your property, throughout your yard at regular intervals) spaced, on average, at 10 to 15 foot intervals from one another.

As termites forage for food near your home, they find the bait systems instead. Termite bait systems are not only non-repellent; the best of them are attractants which actually draw termites in the local area to them.
Termites do not travel in packs on their search for food, but independently. As one finds food, more will follow . As termites begin feeding on the baits, your termite eradication expert will open the baiting systems and see their activity. The exterminator will then add the fipronil toxin (or whatever active ingredient your termite bait system uses) to the bait.termite controll - extermination
Fipronil is a slow acting toxin that will spread throughout an entire population before death occurs. While many termite control techniques result in high casualty rates among termite populations that may push the termite infestation away, termite bait stations will kill the entire colony.
Termite barrier treatments can often fail , and are reliant on the stability and density of the soil type remaining fairly constant. On the other hand, termite bait treatments function fully no matter what soil conditions are present.
The active ingredients in termite bait systems vary depending on brand, but all have been proven effective in the four testing environments, averaging between five to ten years’ viability.

Fipronil, Chlorfenapyr, and Imidacloprid
One of the most popular active ingredients in termite bait technologies, fipronil exceeds all government requirements:

Fipronil will last for a solid ten years in most situations, while
Chlorfenapyr only lasts from four to six years, and
Imidacloprid averages an eight year viability rate, although in Arizona it is the most effective, remaining viable two years longer than fipronil, and matching fipronil at ten years in South Carolina.
Clearly, unless you reside in Arizona, fipronil is the most effective termite bait for long-term use.

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