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Keeping Squirrels and Raccoons Out Of Your Attic

keeping squirrels and raccoons out of your atticKeeping Squirrels and Raccoons out of your attic can become a big job. These rodents love to take up residence in your attic and any other part of your home if you’ll allow it. One family we know had a pest squirrel that thought he owned the house and often came out of the attic and into the kitchen whenever he got a chance. Although many people think squirrels and raccoons are cute, when they’re causing trouble in your attic, you begin to look at them a little differently. They can chew electrical wires, causing damage and electrical repairs and they can also cause fire hazards. Keeping Squirrels and raccoons out of your attic is important because they carry disease, lice, ticks and fleas too. We hope these tips will help.

Tips For Getting Rid of Squirrels And Raccoons In The Attic

  1. If you hear the noise of squirrels or other rodents in the attic, you can take a look and see if you notice the signs of nesting or chewed electrical wires. Rodents often get into insulation and other items in the attic looking for a place to nest. You can look for holes too and other entry openings. The best way to eliminate the rodents is to block their holes. If you put a flap on the outside of the opening, you can try to make sure they get out but not back in. They will leave looking for food and not be able to reenter. Make sure you look for nests so if babies are in the attic they don’t die and cause an odor.
  2. Call a professional exterminator or trapper. If you have a serious problem with squirrels or raccoons, you can call for professional pest control. This is often the easiest way of getting rid of the pests. Once animals are relocated and the holes blocked, you usually can avoid the problem in the future.
  3. Squirrels and Raccoons are expert climbers.  You can avoid some of the ease of entering your attic by removing trees and branches that overhang your roof.  Don’t be fooled though, a busy rodent can find a way in if they are determined.

Keeping Squirrels And Raccoons Out Of Your Attic

Once you have had a problem with rodents in your attic, you can see why it is so important to keep them away. Damage to your wood and insulation, and damage to your electrical wiring can be costly. They can also damage ductwork, ceilings and more. Once you take care of the problem, you can begin doing the necessary repairs to fix whatever damage they have done.

Repairing Damaged Electrical Wiring

If you are looking for a company to do electrical repairs in Northern KY, choose a company you can depend on to provide you with excellent customer service and knowledgeable electrical repair.  Rose Brothers and Sons Electric is a company servicing the Northern Kentucky area with electrical repair service.  We have master electricians who are qualified and experienced in all types of electrical repair.

If you need service, we are available 24/7 to help with all your electrical repairs and electrical needs.  We are experienced in repairing small problems and larger problems in the attic caused by squirrels and raccoons.  For all your electrical repairs in Northern KY, call the electricians you can trust, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today.

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Finding An Electrician At Christmas

finding an electrician at Christmas TimeMerry Christmas from your friends at Rose Brothers and Sons Electric.  We are thankful to be able to offer you electric repairs and installations by our dedicated staff.  We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!  We know that you are looking forward to the Holiday Weekend as much as we are.  Enjoying time with your family and friends is what makes Christmas time special each year.  If you need an Electrician at Christmas time, we will be happy to help you.

Family Celebrations

There are always lots of family celebrations and parties this time of year.  Spending time seeing family you don’t get to see often and enjoying laughter around the dinner table is a treat for people of all ages.  It never fails during busy times when your house is full of guests that the unexpected happens.  Your oven quits working or your electric goes out.  We don’t want to leave you in the dark over the holidays or hungry with nothing to eat.  If you are having electric problems, give us a call.

Christmas Lights

During the holidays, enjoy the Christmas lights.  There are so many different light shows and celebrations around the greater Cincinnati area.  You can stop by Fountain Square to ice skate or enjoy the lights on Newport on the Levee.  We hope you and your family will take time to enjoy the holidays and spending time together.

Finding an Electrician at Christmas Time

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Christmas, your Northern Kentucky electricians will be busy.  This is one of the busiest times of year.  With all the extra company and extra food preparation, you may find you need to call for electrical repairs.  Don’t worry though, you can depend on the reliable service of Rose Brothers and Sons Electric for all your electrical repairs or installations.  Call today and we will be happy to help you.  Merry Christmas!

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Hiring a Cincinnati Electrician

Cincinnati ElectricianGreater Cincinnati electricians are here to help you.   Electrical repairs in and around the home or office can be very tempting for do-it-yourselfers, mostly because people would not pay an electrician to come and change a light bulb or fix a plug.

Why Do I Need To Hire an Electrician in Cincinnati?

Novice electrical repairs and installations can result in injury, and dangerous mistakes are not always obvious to the amateur. Besides the very real danger of burning your house down, if you attempt to do your own electrical repairs in Cincinnati, you may create bigger, more costly problems if you don’t know what you’re doing.  New electrical installations done by homeowners also must pass inspection and be done according to code.

What is Considered an Electrical Repair?

Any time you have a problem with your electricity, you can call a professional electrician to help you fix the problem.  It may be a faulty circuit, problems with your lights or circuit breaker.  It may be a problem with your pool or spa heater.  No problem is too big or too small when you need a repair.  You can also call your local Cincinnati Electrician if you need to install anything electric.  That could include installing a simple ceiling fan, security lights or upgrading your system for any reason.

What is a Qualified  Cincinnati Electrician?

When you choose an electrician in Cincinnati, you want to make sure you choose  a qualified electrician.  A qualified electrician is trained and certified to do electrical work.  Master electricians are extra qualified because of years of training and experience in electrical maintenance, repairs and installations.  At Rose Brothers and Sons electric, your electricians in Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati and Southern Indiana, they have qualified technicians who are licensed and insured.  You don’t have to worry about poor workmanship or improper wiring when you hire a professional you can count on.  Call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today for all your electrical repairs.

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AC Units Can Cause Electrical Problems

electrical problemsThis is the time of year an electrician will start getting calls for electrical problems connected to Air Conditioning.  AC Units will start tripping circuit breakers, dimming lights and sometimes causing partial power outages.

Why Your AC Unit Causes Your Electric to Go Haywire

There are a few common reasons why AC Units can cause problems with your existing electrical wiring or cause your circuit breakers to trip.  It could be that your home is underpowered and doesn’t have enough electricity to handle the AC Unit and all it’s other electrical needs.  Another reason is that your AC Unit may be connected to an overloaded circuit.   Faulty breakers or loose connections inside or outside the circuit breaker panel are also common reasons why your AC Unit may be causing problems.

When To Call Your Electrician For Electrical Problems

Anytime you have problems with your electric is a good time to call your electrician. It takes a skilled technician to fix electricity and to follow the rules and codes of electrical wiring.   If you notice problems with your electricity when you turn your AC Unit on, it’s time to call your electrician for some electrical repair.

Your electrician will be able to tell you a few solutions to the problem you’re having and what you can do about it.  Sometimes circuit breakers are obsolete or need to be overhauled.  If your home is underpowered or your circuit breaker is overloaded, your electrician can give you options to fix your electrical problems.

Things You Can Do to Be Energy Efficient

Use ceiling fans to help cool your house.  They will keep the air circulating and keep you cool.  Turn off the lights when you’re not using them or if you can use sunlight.  This will reduce your electric use and help keep your house cooler.

Switch to LED light bulbs instead of incandescent lights.  They are cheaper to run and they run cooler so you’re not putting off heat into the room.

Consider installing a timer on your thermostat so you can regulate the temperature to stay cooler when you’re home or sleeping.   It doesn’t make much sense to cool your house when you’re not there.

Your electrician is a good person to call if you are having electrical issues that need attention.  He can also help you determine if your house needs an electrical overhaul.  Maybe you don’t need many repairs but your electric bill is sky high.  Your electrician can evaluate your home and give you advice on what you can do to lower your bill.

Rose Brothers and Sons Electric is a company you can count on.  If you have any questions or need to schedule electric repairs, please call (859) 746-9440

 

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Electrical Repair FAQ

1. What equipment does a homeowner need to fix simple electrical problems in Northern Kentucky?

If you have a bit of DIY knowhow, you should be able to fix most problems yourself. However, safety always has to come first. You will need basic tools such as a hammer, pliers, cutters, tape, and a screwdriver as well as a plug and electrical circuit tester so you can fix the more minor electrical problems within your home. If the issue is with an appliance that is not working, please contact us and we will direct you to an appropriate repair agency.

2. How do I reset my circuit breaker?

Have a look for the breaker which is fixed in the center. Then, be sure to turn the breaker completely off. You should get a tiny bit of resistance from the spring inside the rests. After you have felt this, start the breaker back up. Your power should be back in business but if not please contact us!

3. Can I change my outlets and switches on my own?

If this is a more minor problem and you have a quorum of electrical knowledge you can do it yourself. However, if the issue is more complex, contact us.

Safety is the first thing that should be on your mind when working around electricity so the first thing you should do is to turn the circuit breaker completely off. Do not do any work on a circuit with a current flowing through it. Most issues such as these are fairly simple to remedy. Consult your local library to get some books on the basics of electrical DIY.

When doing this process, remember that the longer slot on the outlet device has to be connected to the neutral, white wire. Conversely, the black, hot wire connects to the smaller end. The green, bare wire connects to the slot on the ground. You’ll need a plug tester to check they work after installing them. If you have any questions that need answering, call Rose Brothers & Sons!

Rose Brothers & Sons Electric, 260 Old Nicholson Rd., Walton, Kentucky 41094, United States - Phone: (859) 746-9440 Email: rosebroselect@gmail.com
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