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Cheap Electricians – Should I Hire One?

If you are like me, you like to get a good deal and a cheap electrician certainly sounds appealing. Many are just trying to save some money and feel that there’s no harm in hiring a cheap electrician. Well, is there? Consider this… At Small Jobs Electric, virtually...

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Electrician or Electric Utility Company

When you have an electrical emergency, do you need an electrician or an Electric Utility Company? That is a good question! Unless it is a neighborhood outage or streetlight issue you will often need to call both the utility company AND an electrician. To be clear, you...

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Florida Treasures – The Edison Museum

When many people think about Florida most just think about our beautiful beaches, however, there is so much more to see in our state. One of our treasures is the Edsion/Ford Estates in Fort Myers, Florida. This gem has always been of particular interest to us here at...

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The Knob and Tube Wiring Dilemma

First of all, what is knob and tube wiring? Knob and tube wiring is the original wiring method used from the late 1800’s until approximately 1945. It is a system that involved stringing individual conductor insulated wire across porcelain insulators called “knobs.” It...

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Electrical Safety

Avoid Electrical Accidents With electricity running throughout your home or business, making sure that your system is safe requires electrical expertise. According to statistics from the Electrical Safety Foundation International, electricity causes more than 51,000...

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Choosing Ceiling Fans

If you are thinking about ways to beat the summer heat, you have probably been considering investing in a ceiling fan or two. If so, you may be wondering what to look for when shopping for one. The following is a few guidelines that will help you in choosing the right...

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Who is Reddy Killowatt?

Most if not all companies have thought about having a cool and fun animated character to represent their business, but has anyone ever thought of who the first animated character was for electricity? We hadn’t, so we thought we would share some cool information with...

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Murano Chandelier

Identifying Genuine Murano Chandeliers with Small Jobs Electric as we Visit the Murano Factory in Venice, Italy I have always had a fascination with lighting, likely because my Dad was an electrician and I practically grew up in the trade. I have spent almost my whole...

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War of the Currents AC vs DC

How would you feel if you came up with an invention that completely revolutionized the way the whole WORLD operates yet someone else received the credit for it? Such is the case for one man named Nikola Tesla. Nikola was a brilliant but eccentric inventor who worked...

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How To Lower Your Electric Bill

Let’s look at ways to help you lower your electricity bill. Did you know that millions of people unawarely spend more than they have to on their monthly electric bill? Why Is My Electric Bill So High? According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, “Always-on”...

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Lightning Strikes and the Danger to Your Home!

Did you know that Florida is the lightning capital of the United States? To be specific, according to the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, lightning strikes and storms occur in Florida approximately 100 days out of the year. To put...

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Stay Prepared During the Entire Hurricane Season

For the North, Atlantic region, hurricane season starts in June and lasts all the way to November. That means all of us in the Tampa Bay Area have 6 long months to continue our watch. It’s important to stay prepared during the entire hurricane season. There are...

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