Category Archive: Electrical

Are You Ready For The Big One?

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Let’s face it – we are leading a charmed life here in the Tampa Bay area. Living in the heart of hurricane alley, we have not had a major hurricane hit for almost 100 years. We just had a near miss that caused a whole lot of problems here, from street flooding to untreated sewage […]

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Surge Ahead!

Posted on: August 17, 2016

We have a perfect storm here in the Tampa Bay area. On the one hand, we are one of the highest lightning danger areas in the country. On the other hand, we have loaded up our household electrical outlets with very sensitive electronic devices. Many Tampa Bay area residents have turned to using individual surge […]

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Benefits of an Electrical Home Inspection |Midway Services

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Electrical safety in your Tampa Bay area home is no laughing matter. It’s not like the Roadrunner cartoons where Wiley Coyote grabs a live wire and does the electric dance for a few seconds and then moves on. The National Safety Council says that fires started by electrical problems are the leading cause of property […]

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7 Easy Steps to Electrical Safety | Midway Services

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Electrical safety in the Tampa Bay area is a major concern to many governmental agencies as well as homeowners. Electrical fires are the major cause of property damage in the United States. Add to that the number of injuries and deaths caused by electricity, and you have a very serious problem. Safety around the home […]

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Selecting a Generator for Your Home

Posted on: July 19, 2016

How things have changed. In the old days, when the power went out, we kept the refrigerator door closed – or moved our perishables into an ice-filled cooler. We cranked up the transistor radio and listened for updates. Today, virtually every system in your home relies in some way on electric power. We really don’t […]

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Current Trends in Kitchen Lighting

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Lighting in your Tampa kitchen is important and should be functional. There are also many ways to make it highlight the room. Utilizing many popular trends in kitchen lighting, you can have a bright and beautiful space that fits your style and home aesthetic perfectly. At Midway Services, we love creating spaces that fuels your creativity, […]

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What to do During an Electrical Outage?

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Harsh weather, storms, lightning strikes, and severe wind all can cause major disruptions to the electricity in our homes, offices, and neighborhoods. Florida is certainly not shy to storms, especially during the summer time and the hurricane season, however there are some misconceptions about what to do when there is a power outage and you […]

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Is My Electrical Panel Safe?

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Making sure that your home is properly cared for and as safe as possible for your family is of the upmost importance. As your Tampa Bay electricians, Midway Services is determined to make sure that our local areas are informed and properly educated on the troubles and dangers that can occur, so that in turn […]

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Overpowering Your Home Power

Posted on: June 22, 2016

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 50,000 home fires in the United States are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions each year. Overloaded home electrical circuits are a major cause of these residential fires.   According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) following are warning signs that you have overloaded electrical circuits […]

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What’s Inside Your Electric Service Panel?

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Every home has one – usually in the garage or utility room. They are usually gray metal boxes with a bunch of wires going in and coming out. To many, they can be quite daunting – and dangerous. The electric panel (or fuse box) brings power into the home and distributes it to outlets throughout […]

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Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) What You Need to Know AFCIs are new protective devices that replace standard circuit breakers in your home’s electric panel. These devices offer additional protection against fire hazards that are commonly known as arc faults. According to Wikipedia, an arc fault is a high power discharge of electricity between two or more […]

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Your Home Wiring System

Posted on: June 22, 2016

The wiring system in your home is a critical part in your home’s power system. Make sure you are safe. Domestic electrical wiring systems have evolved over time as technology advances. Depending on the age of your home, you might consider having your wiring replaced by a modern, safe and efficient system. About 1/3 of […]

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Electrical Outlets and Plugs – Where the Power Meets the Load

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Important Information About Your Home’s Electrical System Even though most of your home’s electrical system is hidden behind walls, your plugs and outlets give you access points to connect your appliances and electronics. Electrical plugs and outlets have evolved over time as technology has advanced. In the early 20th Century, most homes were outfitted with […]

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Extension Cord Safety

Posted on: June 22, 2016

An electrical outlet won’t come to you. You must go to the outlet. The best way to extend the reach of your home’s electrical outlets is through an extension cord. Proper use of extension cords ensures safety. Improper use can be dangerous and even deadly. Extension Cord Safety Tips: The cord must be rated for […]

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After the Storm: Look at Electrical Generators

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Tropical Storm Colin made its presence known in a big way earlier this week all over the Tampa Bay area.  Up to 12” of rain and winds over 50 miles an hour closed schools, flooded roads and did a lot of structural damage, especially in Pinellas County. The actual storm stayed well off shore as the […]

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Putting Safety First

Posted on: May 25, 2016

When it comes to your home life, your top priority is safety, as it should be. Your home is the place where your family lives, your prized possessions are stored, and memories are made, so be sure that it is completely protected in any way that you can. Midway Services understands that when things need fixing […]

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Lightning Capital: Tampa Bay

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Did you know that Tampa Bay and Central Florida holds the title of Lightning Capital of the Untied States? It has been recorded that there are lightning storms an average of 100 days a year in our neck of the woods. These powerful electric storms occasionally cause harm and damage to our cities, however there […]

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Are Electrical Inspections Worth It?

Posted on: February 29, 2016

At Midway Services, the proper care and safety of our customers has always been the first thing on our mind. This being the case, we try to make our services as beneficial and convenient for you as possible. We know that there is equipment inside your home that requires proper inspection and maintenance in order […]

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Should You Do Electrical Work On Your Own?

Posted on: February 29, 2016

There are so many DIY projects and home improvement shows out there nowadays that many home owners don’t always see the need to hire a professional when something isn’t working quite right. This is great when it comes to touching up paint or cleaning out filters, but this is not a great idea when it […]

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Home Lighting Trends for 2016

Posted on: January 19, 2016

A new year calls for “new” in all aspects of life; a new kitchen, a new outlook on life, a new job, a new you. Whatever newness 2016 brings you, there are easy ways to refresh your home and make it feel brand new, even if it isn’t. Kitchen retiling, new appliances, or lighting installation […]

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3 Ways to Avoid Electrical Hazards in Your Home

Posted on: January 4, 2016

As we ring in the new year, we want to challenge you to prevent safety hazards in your home in Seminole. While wiring doesn’t have the curb appeal of some home improvement projects, it’s essential for you and your family’s safety. You can complete some of these steps, but others require the expertise of a […]

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How To Know If You Need to Rewire Your Home

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Too often, homeowners are surprised to discover faulty or old wires are the source of a house fire. During our daily routine, we don’t often consider all the working parts of our house in Pinellas Park. Whether it’s flipping on a light switch, heating up leftovers, or running the dehumidifier, we usually only pay attention […]

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Common Wiring Problems

Posted on: November 17, 2015

When it comes to electrical repair, many Palm Harbor residents don’t have the necessary knowledge to complete the project correctly and safely. However, being able to identify common wiring problems is always good knowledge to have as a homeowner. At Midway Services, we know that even if you know you can’t fix the problem yourself, […]

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Rewiring: DIY or Pros?

Posted on: November 11, 2015

We all know how rewarding DIY projects can be, but when they go wrong it can cost you even more time and money to fix the problem. When it comes to rewiring your Tierra Verde home, this is often a project best left to the professionals at Midway Services. If you’re still contemplating a DIY […]

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Electrical Safety at Home

Posted on: October 28, 2015

It is important to practice safety when performing electrical repairs at home in Largo. There are many things that need to be taken into consideration before doing any work, and calling for the help of a professional technician will eliminate the need for you to take any risks. Keep the following information in mind at […]

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Holiday Safety Tips from Your Electrical Service Company

Posted on: October 5, 2015

It’s officially October, which means the holidays are right around the corner. No matter how your family chooses to celebrate, people all around Largo will be decorating with lights both inside and out. And while decorating can be a fun, festive way to celebrate, as an electrical service company, we know this can also be […]

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Why Isn’t My Outlet Working?

Posted on: September 30, 2015

When everything is plugged in but nothing is turning on, you know it’s time to call your local Tarpon Springs electrical repair company. There are many reasons why an outlet may not be working, so here are a few things to consider before you chuck your appliance out the window in frustration.  Check the Breaker […]

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Installing Security Lights: DIY or Pros?

Posted on: September 21, 2015

If you’re thinking about installing security lights in St. Petersburg, you can DIY or have an electrical service company set them up for you. It can be a tough decision, but ultimately it comes down to the level of handiwork you’re comfortable with. Security is not something you want to mess with, so calling a […]

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Why You Should Consider Surge Protection

Posted on: September 10, 2015

Taking care of your gadgets and your Pinellas Park home is essential, and surge protection acts as a shield for your property and belongings. These devices work to prevent voltage spikes, caused by a sudden rush of electricity. These blasts are caused by compressors and motors turning on and off, as well as by natural […]

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Ceiling Fan Installation: DIY or Pros?

Posted on: August 6, 2015

During these brutally hot Seminole summer months, it is nearly impossible to get comfortable and fall asleep without a little air circulation. Ceiling fan installation is the best thing you can do to keep air moving and to keep cool through the hot, humid weather. The big question is whether this is something you should […]

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Ask an Electrical Service Company: How Can I Reduce Electricity Bills?

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Just because electricity is an inescapable necessity doesn’t mean you should have to pay hundreds of dollars each month to keep your home cool and comfortable. As an electrical service company in Tierra Verde, we know every homeowner wants to know how to reduce their bills each month, without sacrificing their comfort. In order to […]

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Keep Your Home Running at Peak Efficiency This Summer

Posted on: July 27, 2015

It is no secret that Pinellas Park is hit with some intense heat each summer, which can put a lot of pressure on your home’s electrical system. Raising usage, as well as wear and tear, can cause your monthly bills to sky rocket, and increases the possibility of surprise break downs or costly repairs. As […]

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Signs That Your Home Needs Electrical Services

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Knowing when to call for electrical services for your Palm Harbor home will not only save you time and stress, but it could save your home from a dangerous electrical fire. Poorly insulated fixtures, old wiring, and bulbs that are not the correct wattage can all lead to your home being in danger. However, there […]

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When Electrical Services Require the Professionals

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Every homeowner from Tampa Bay to Indian Rocks Beach loves a good DIY project. Putting in new fixtures, painting the walls, and even updating your kitchen can all be great projects to take on. However, when it comes to electrical services, these are often best left to the professionals. Not only can wiring be extremely […]

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Different Levels of Surge Protection

Posted on: June 26, 2015

By now, we are sure you know that by living so close to the lightening capital of the country, Tampa Bay, that all New Port Richey homes need some kind of surge protection. You pay a lot of money for your appliances, from the refrigerator to your televisions and computers, and one surge can blow […]

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How to Survive Summer Power Outages

Posted on: May 12, 2015

It’s finally May, which means summer is in full swing here in Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, this also means that summer thunder storms are on their way, along with the power outages they so frequently cause. As a local electrical services company, we know how frustrating it can be to constantly be stuck in the dark. […]

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What You Need to Know About Surge Protection

Posted on: April 29, 2015

Many of the residents of Seminole will ask us if they really need surge protection, since they already use power strips. However, this addition to your home can be invaluable. Power surges can happen anywhere, anytime, ruining any appliance plugged into that outlet; without some kind of protection, you are risking the life of your […]

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Tips for Rewiring Your Home

Posted on: April 29, 2015

No matter if you have an older home or if you are tired of not having enough outlets, choosing to start rewiring your Dunedin home is no small decision. And while there are plenty of DIY articles on the internet, this is a job best left to a trained electrician. However, that doesn’t mean you […]

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Is Your Home Up to Code?

Posted on: March 23, 2015

You might have heard that you should check to make sure your home in Clearwater is up to code, but do you really know what that means? An electrical service company can help you understand what it involves, and help you make the necessary modifications to your home.  Why Is It Important? Whether you are […]

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What You Need to Know Before Rewiring a Home

Posted on: March 12, 2015

Most of the older homes around Westchase often need rewiring work in order to remain safe. For others, updates can help achieve better functionality around the house. If accessing an electrical outlet requires using many extension cords, or if your home’s current wiring is so old it might be dangerous, have an expert check it […]

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Replacing an Outlet? Time to Call an Electrician

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Residents of Oldsmar like to take charge in their home and perform all kinds of small home improvement tasks on their own. However, there are a couple of things, particularly electrical repairs, which should simply be left to professionals.  Changing an electrical outlet, for example, is one of the projects you should not attempt unless […]

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Why Do My Lights Flicker?

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Sometimes you know with absolute certainty that you need electrical repairs—like when your outlets are scorched or do not work; however some reasons may be a little more subtle—like when the lights in your Largo home start to flicker. Could it just be a faulty bulb, or do you need to call an electrical service […]

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Installing a Ceiling Fan: DIY or Call the Pros?

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Ceiling fans are an absolute necessity in Largo, there’s no questioning that. Without them you know you’ll suffer through hot nights, unable to achieve resting sleep. What’s more difficult to determine is whether you can install it yourself, or need to call your electrical service company for a little help with the project. What’s the […]

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Why is Electrical Maintenance Important?

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Many improvements have been made to the design and quality of today’s electrical systems used throughout Indian Rocks Beach, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect to keep up with their maintenance needs. Whether you’re a business or homeowner, hiring a quality electrical services company for routine maintenance can offer two major benefits: lower costs […]

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Do I Really Need Surge Protectors?

Posted on: January 23, 2015

As a Clearwater electrical company, one of the most commonly asked questions we get is, “Do I really need surge protectors?” And our answer is always a resounding yes! There is a common misconception that surge protectors and power strips serve the same function, which is why many homeowners don’t see why they are so […]

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Does Your Home Need More Electrical Outlets?

Posted on: December 12, 2014

In today’s society filled with modern technologies we rely on so heavily, we now require reliable electrical services more than ever.  Almost everything that makes our lives “modern” here in Largo and across the United States needs access to electricity– and a lot of it.  So having outlets in your home where you need them, […]

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Most Common Electrical Services

Posted on: December 1, 2014

Having some basic understanding of how your St. Pete home’s wiring system works is the best way to know when you need to call an expert.  As you become familiar with the most common electrical services you may need, you will be able to get in touch with a professional in time to avoid major […]

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Electrical Services: Should You Add Light Dimmers?

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Having light dimmers installed in your Largo home allows you to reap the many benefits of increasing your home’s energy efficiency. Adding light controls is one of the most popular electrical services because they offer so many advantages over traditional light switches. Typically in the form of a dial or sliding lever, light dimmers allow […]

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How to Keep Your Electrical Bills Down

Posted on: November 11, 2014

While there are plenty of DIY methods that tell you how to lower your energy bills, it is important to know that quality, professional electrical services in Clearwater are the best way to reduce energy usages. Although blackout curtains and energy efficient light bulbs are effective in saving you money, if your appliances are not […]

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Surviving the Storm: Prevent Power Outages

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Big storms hit Clearwater several times throughout the year, causing electrical service emergencies for residents and business owners all around the Tampa Bay area. As our society is dependent on electricity for some of the simplest daily tasks, it is our top priority to assist everyone in the area by helping prevent power outages. A […]

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The Shocking Truth About Electrical Wiring

Posted on: October 31, 2014

It’s time for your local St. Petersburg electrical services company to address some shockingly common misconceptions about wiring. Unlike other less harmful household misconceptions, when someone misunderstands electricity it can be incredibly dangerous for both them and their family. As a precautionary statement, you should never attempt to perform wiring repairs on your own, but […]

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What To Do When You Have a Faulty Outlet

Posted on: October 11, 2014

If you have an older home in St. Petersburg, you are probably struggling to find enough outlets for all of your appliances as it is; discovering you have a faulty one makes matters even worse. But don’t panic- call for professional electrical services instead. Any technician will tell you this is actually a fairly common […]

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Why Does My Circuit Breaker Trip?

Posted on: October 6, 2014

As one of the most prominent electrical service companies in Clearwater, we like to address the frequently asked questions we get from our clients.  One of the most common of these is: “Why does my circuit breaker trip?” As homeowners ourselves, we know that going outside to constantly reset a flipped switch gets old after […]

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Electrical Service: Signs You Need To Rewire

Posted on: August 22, 2014

If your St. Petersburg home is older than 20 years, you may need to think about replacing your wiring system. Rewiring is a major job, which is why you should always call an electrical service company with qualified electricians to complete it. Worn out wires cause 30% of electrical home fires in America; don’t be […]

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Electrical Company: What To Do When You Need More Outlets

Posted on: July 11, 2014

When you have ten appliances or electrical devices that need to be plugged in, but only 4 outlets, it’s time to call a Clearwater electrical company. It can be incredibly frustrating to constantly have to unplug one thing in order to plug in something else. Maybe you’ve tried to cut back on appliances, and decided […]

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What does an electrical company do?

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Most people want to handle home projects on their own. When it comes to electrical work, it’s best to call a professional electrical company in Clearwater. When you attempt to take care of these wiring projects yourself, especially without the proper skill and knowledge, you run the risk of damaging your property as well as […]

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The Importance of Having a Surge Protector

Posted on: May 30, 2014

Surge protectors are an essential aspect to your home; that’s why it’s so important to have regular electrical services. Think about all of the appliances in your home that require electricity. If a power surge occurs; there is potential that anything plugged in could be ruined. Not only will a spike in power damage or […]

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Electrical Services: How to Make Your Dock Safer

Posted on: May 28, 2014

If you are lucky enough to have a backyard on the water in Clearwater, you should be aware of the dangers of faulty electrical services. Dock wiring will add fun amenities to your backyard, but if not done by a professional, it can be extremely hazardous. Benefits of Dock Wiring Having electricity available at your […]

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4 Signs That You Need Electrical Repair

Posted on: May 8, 2014

As a homeowner, you should always be on the lookout for signs you may need electrical repair. By knowing what symptoms to look out for, you’ll be able to call an electrician right away. Don’t wait until something major happens. Ignoring a small issues can be dangerous; there’s often a bigger underlying issue that needs […]

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Electrical Services: Save Money on Your Electric Bill

Posted on: April 21, 2014

When people think about electrical services in St. Petersburg, usually it’s for repair, maintenance, or installation. However, there’s an underlying factor that may have you rethinking how to utilize your electric company: Saving money. Typically the thought process of hiring any type of maintenance services for a home or business owner is that the work […]

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3 Electrical Services You Can’t Do Yourself

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Here at Midway, we want to supply the Clearwater community with electrical services, safety, and education. As capable humans, we’re often tempted to take on projects that we believe we can do on our own. DIY work often overlooks crucial components that are required for the overall function of your home. Without the proper installation […]

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What to Look for in an Electrical Company

Posted on: March 11, 2014

Searching for an electrical service company in Pinellas can be overwhelming. The technical terminology, the protocols, and the reliability must all be taken into account. Choosing the proper business to suit your needs is simple when broken down. Don’t fear large, established companies, but instead fear companies that have hidden fees, incompetent staff, and overlook […]

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Why You Should Consider Upgrading Electrical Services in St. Pete

Posted on: March 3, 2014

When someone says you need to upgrade your electrical services in St. Petersburg, it may not be immediately clear what that means. Basically, it is increasing the amount of energy that your house will have access to. This process is able to double the amount of energy available to power all of your appliances without […]

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The Shocking Truth: Why You Need Professional Electrical Services

Posted on: February 24, 2014

It’s important to seek professional help in the likelihood of extended power outages or other high-risk mishaps. Serious or simple electrical service issues should be checked out by a professional since an inexperienced hand may cause further damage. Hire Professional Help As A Safety Precaution It’s vital to hire a professional electrical service company in […]

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Electrical Contractor: 4 Benefits

Posted on: February 17, 2014

Professional electrical contractors in the Clearwater area will offer you a free consultation upon contacting them.They work with you to keep you informed and safe throughout the entire process of the project. At Midway Services our trained technicians are: Highly trained and knowledgeable. Electrical contractors in the Clearwater area specialize in the inner workings of […]

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4 Most Common Electrical Repairs

Posted on: February 11, 2014

Electrical problems around the house happen, but there are electrical repair services in the Clearwater area to help fix those problems. While there are an array of issues that can occur for no apparent reason, experts in their field can pinpoint an issue and resolve it within the hour in most cases. Avoid the dangers […]

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Exhaust Fan Installation

Posted on: January 28, 2014

As Florida residents we are lucky to have a constant flow of sunshine—but there is also a lot of moisture and humidity we have to deal with. One of the most essential amenities for southern homes to have is an exhaust fan, which allows damp air to be cycled out and replaced with comfortably cool […]

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