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Service Call Files: Fire Marshall Says I Can't Use Extension Cords

extension-cordAt Prairie Electric, we receive all kinds of service calls. Some have to do with residential issues and appliances. Others come from business owners with service questions. At Prairie Electric, we’re here and ready to meet all of your electrical needs, including answering questions about industrial, residential, and commercial projects.

“The Fire Marshall Said We Couldn’t Use Extension Cords”

The call we’re addressing today is common among business owners at this time of year. When receiving this type of call, we ask a few key questions:

  • Is your business housed in an older building? If you and your employees work in a building erected prior to 1980 that has not been fully rewired since, your risk for an electrical fire increases. Frayed and faulty wiring can fail, causing erratic lighting and even sparks, which can create fire.

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Is Fiber Coming to Your Neighborhood?

fiber-cablesAt Prairie Electric, we are committed to providing you with the latest technology to help streamline your busy life. In the age of the remote workplace and streaming Netflix to personal devices, nothing is more important than a fast internet service. However, for some, even broadband internet is no longer quick enough to meet their needs.

If you can relate to this dilemma, our team has a solution. Many neighborhoods in Portland and East Vancouver, including Granton Park and Dunning Meadows, are now installing fiber optic internet. If you live in one of these neighborhoods, or plan to, this means a higher quality web experience than you’ve ever encountered.

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Energy Saving Tips You Can Use Immediately

power-stripSaving energy and money sounds like a great idea. However, it can feel like a huge undertaking to change the way you and your family operate on a day-to-day basis.

You don’t need to change your entire routine to embrace a greener lifestyle. There are changes you can make right now to get on a more energy-efficient path that benefits both you and the planet. All it takes is a little know-how and commitment. You’re closer to creating a sustainable house than you think.

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How to Get Your Home Electrical System Ready for Winter

trees-pacificThe freezing temperatures and increased moisture that occur each winter bring homeowners a unique set of issues, whether structural, plumbing-related, or electrical. Many home fires occur in December or January, as that’s when homeowners turn on their heaters, when the holidays demand extra lights and candles, and when family gatherings keep many too busy to focus on basic fire prevention safety.

At Prairie Electric, we want your home to remain hazard-free at all times. The following tips can help you keep your electrical system safe and secure when temperatures drop:

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That's Right, We Build Automation Equipment!

free-conveyorIf you follow this blog, you probably know by now that Prairie Electric’s team is no one-trick pony. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality, state-of-the-art developments to ensure that your project is completed in an efficient manner and of the highest possible quality.

Our Industrial Automation Controls Department runs on these same principals. What do we handle in this department? The real question is, what don’t we handle?! Automation, also known as automatic control, refers to the use of various types of control systems that operate equipment, including machinery, factory processing, boilers and heat-treating ovens, as well as controls that allow for steering and stabilizing of ships and aircraft, all within minimal intervention by humans. At Prairie Electric, our experience equals your success in all types of automation controls.

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