Gold Shield Services Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Why GFCI Outlets Are Important

Monday, November 1st, 2021

We could talk all day about how great it is to have grounded outlets throughout your entire home. The truth is that this might not be enough to truly convince homeowners they need to spend their money on such an improvement. Let’s be honest, you’ve probably got a ton of home improvement projects that might require immediate attention, so why should your outlets move up to the front of the list?

Well, to put it bluntly, not replacing certain outlets in your home with GFCI protected ones could cost you down the line. Also, avoiding this kind of work can lead to a safety issue as well. Grounded outlets are a vital part of home safety and efficiency, and today we’re going to show you just how important they are.

The team at Gold Shield Services can get you the help you need. Our electricians in Algonquin, IL are pros at GFCI outlet installation.

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Home’s Knob and Tube Wiring

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

We love old homes. There’s just something so magical about a home built at the turn of the century that has been fixed up and renovated to fit our modern needs. Old homes have character, and if you’ve got an older home then we think it’s something to be proud of! They take a lot of work to maintain, but we always find that it’s worth every penny.

One problem we get called a lot for in older homes is knob and tube wiring. We’re certified electricians in Palatine, IL, which means we’re more than capable of removing your home’s knob and tube wiring as you modernize the electrical system. However, if you’re finding yourself asking the question “what’s wrong with knob and tube wiring, can’t I keep it?”, then you’re in the right place.

Here are three quick reasons why you might want your knob and tube wiring replaced in your older home.

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Electrical FAQ: What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

Monday, September 20th, 2021

You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!

All movie references aside, this can be a tricky question to ask. When on a tight budget and looking to make some necessary improvements or repairs for your home’s electrical system, DIY work can feel like an easy way out. And while nobody will ever force you to call for professional electricians in Crystal Lake, IL, perhaps we’ll show you with our words why DIY work is such a gamble.

Let’s go over a few frequently asked questions we commonly get from homeowners looking to save money and cut corners on their home electrical work. We’ll talk about why these can be bad ideas, what might be a good idea, and why calling for a professional is usually the best idea.

Our team is available and has all the necessary equipment to perform electrical services in your home right now. Don’t hesitate to call us.

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