Oh no! It’s time to put all those beautiful decorations away! There are so many storage possibilities and gadgets to try to make the process go more smoothly now. Here is just one website you can check out: www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/12-smart-ways-to-store-holiday-decorations.
Common sense will also prevail to make the process go easier. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Before recycling all that packaging material that came with those presents, consider if any of it can be used to wrap fragile ornaments in.
- If any strands of lights are not working, don’t put off until next year what should be decided today. Now is the time to either fix them or trash them. Do you have essential decorations that need to be replaced for next holiday season? Seasonal sales might have just what you are looking for at a much lower price.
- Label boxes or consider clear bins for storage. You know what items are used first, store them last for easier access next year.
Few of us like taking the time to pack away decorations correctly. Just remember that you will have so much more holiday cheer when you can reap the reward from your labor next holiday season.
Lastly, were you held back from decorating by the lack of electrical outlets available or outdoor lighting safety? Now is the time to consider doing some upgrades to increase the potential for lighting next year … and also your year-round lighting options. Everything from landscape lighting to flood lights to preparing for next year’s holiday spectacular … Douthit Electrical can help!
Douthit Electrical has been helping the residents of Charlotte and surrounding areas with their electrical upgrades since 1990. Check out our money saving coupons and then give us a call for prompt courteous service.
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What a beautiful time of year this can be! If you’re considering making your Charlotte home a holiday wonderland, have you decided which lighting is the right one for you?
There are so many types of lighting now to choose from. Here’s just a few decisions you should make before going on that lighting shopping trip:
1. LED or incandescent? Incandescent lights are cheaper, but LED lights will last longer and are much more energy efficient.
2. Bulbs come in so many shapes and sizes. There is no right or wrong answer, but consider where you will be attaching your lights before you go shopping. Will you be attaching to the house, decorating the bushes, lighting up trees? You can have bulbs, net lights, rope lights, oversized ornaments, and the list goes on and on.
3. Do you have everything you need to install the lights correctly? Do you have a power source to turn all those lights on?
We can never stress the importance of GFCI Installation enough. Douthit Electrical can help you decide if you need an upgrade. Don’t let all that work go to waste. Ensure that your Charlotte home is safe and that your home is a joy to behold.
Call the experts at Douthit Electrical to make sure your home is ready for holiday lights! Make sure to check out our money-saving coupons when you call. We’d love to help keep your home lit for the holidays!
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Holidays mean different things to different people, but for most of us it means time with family/friends and huge holiday dinners. The kitchen is where almost two thirds of home fires start. That’s why making sure to practice electrical kitchen appliance safety is so important.
GFCI outlets are at the top of the list when it comes to making sure all those kitchen appliances are hooked up safely. Find out why at our blog post, “Why GFCI Installation in Charlotte is So Important for Electrical Safety“.
Microwave/Blender/Food Processor should always be kept away from water sources. Also, if they don’t seem to work as well as they once did, they should be replaced. Take care to keep their cords away from anything hot.
Stoves will see a lot of use during the holidays. Make sure they are clean and in good working order for all that cooking. Keep an eye out for anything that could catch fire while your guests are “checking” on dinner.
Cooking fires are the #1 cause of fire in the home … usually caused by unattended cooking. While it is easy to get distracted with so many guests, take special care to not have a fire interrupt your holiday.
When it comes to electrical repair and replacement, call the experts at Douthit Electrical to help keep your Charlotte home and business safe! Make sure to check out our money-saving coupons when you call to make an appointment.
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Before we get to stuffing turkeys and whipping cream for pumpkin pie, it’s time to think about the many things we have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. At Douthit Electrical, we consider ourselves to be extraordinarily fortunate because this year we have a lot to be thankful for.
This year, we have helped hundreds of families with all sorts of electrical services from outdoor lighting to surge protection to home additions. We are absolutely grateful that we are able to help members of our community improve the safety and function of their homes. Whether we install a generator that powers a home during an outage, an outdoor light that adds security, or a carbon monoxide detector that could save a life, we know that we are making a positive impact in our community. We are both thankful and proud to have this opportunity to play an important role in the community that means so much to us.
Furthermore, we’re thankful for our many loyal customers in Charlotte, Lake Norman, Gastonia, Concord, Troutman, Denver, Sherrills Ford, Davidson, Mooresville, Huntersville, Cornelius, Stanley, and Statesville. Our customers have helped transform our electrical company from a small startup—a single electrician working out of a Corolla—into the strong, trusted company that we are today. Thank you to each any every person that has chosen Douthit Electrical for electrical services. We appreciate your patronage, and we hope that you will continue to choose us for all your future electrical needs.
Douthit Electrical looks forward to serving your electrical needs in the coming year. Please don’t hesitate to call for our licensed electricians whenever you have an electrical emergency or need to make sure an electrical project is completed safely and effectively.
From the Douthit Electrical family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!
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