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Archives for May 2017

Keep Those Babies Safe

Our final safety post from the ESFI this month (we are going to begin next month with their flyer outlining the National Electrical Code) is one near and dear to many of us:  Childproofing!  There is no greater task in the midst of diapers, bottles, pacifiers, blankets, and screaming than childproofing.  Most of us wait until our babies become mobile, and then things are not necessarily done to task.  Check out this nifty flyer and get to childproofing before the screams and coos of your little one(s) distract(s) you!

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If you have any questions about anything we have posted this month, or want to speak to someone about the safety of your house, call our office or use the contact form on our website.

If you would like to print any of the flyers we featured, Click Here and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.

Remember, we are here to help!

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Pool Season is Upon Us!

With the school year winding down (or already complete for some!) the excitement of pools, lakes, beaches, and the like is in full force.  Continuing the theme of Electrical Safety Month, this week’s flyer is focused on an unknown danger for many:  electric shock drowning.  There have been a number of articles recently detailing instances of such (we even shared one on our Facebook Page not too long ago), and we feel this flyer can be insanely useful for everyone.  We highly recommend printing it out and making yourself, and everyone you pool with, familiar with every possible aspect of electric shock drowning.

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Keep in mind, the real dangers are out in lakes, ponds, and oceans, but electric shock can happen anywhere there is water.  For further information regarding electric shock drowning, we recommend you visit the Electrical Safety Foundation International .

 

 

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Protect Yourself From the Surge

As May continues on (and the promise of summer is looming in the foreground) our focus remains on Electrical Safety Month.  As promised, here is flyer number two in the ESFI’s educational series on safety.  Surge protectors can be the single best method of home electrical safety and security you can employ.  We just recently had a whole home surge protection system in our house, and not one day has passed that I regret it.  Now, that doesn’t mean that the single strand surge protectors are worthless.  Those are better protection than nothing. 

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Our electricians are skilled in installing whole home surge protection systems.  So, if you have been thinking about it, now is the time to implement one more safety aspect in to your home.  Call our office to get any questions you have answered, schedule a free estimate, or make that appointment and pull the trigger!  We are here to help you!

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The Lowdown on GFCIs

Since May is official Electrical Safety Month, we felt it a good time to educate all of our wonderful followers on day-to-day electrical safety.  The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) annually publishes nifty flyers that are downloadable to viewers.  Being that we at Ohms are here to look out for you all and help in any way we can, are going to publish each and every one of these flyers for this year!  Don’t fret, there are only five so we won’t be taking up too much of your time.  The first one is one of my favorite subjects:  GFCIs!

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Have any questions or want to make the switch?  Call us and we can help you out.  We are, after all, here to make your life easier, brighter, and safer!

 

 

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Featured Employee of the Month

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NAME:  Tonya Eaton

POSITION AT OHMS:  Service Manager/Dispatcher

NUMBER OF YEARS AT OHMS:  1 year, 8 months

WHERE ARE YOU FROM:  San Bernadino, California

HOBBIES:  Gardening and Cooking

FAVORITE MOVIE:  Rebecca

FAVORITE FOOD:  Tacos – Mexican Food

FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION:  Universal Studios in Florida

FAVORITE BOOK:  Rebecca

FAVORITE BAND:  Blue October – Rock & Roll

FAVORITE THING ABOUT HOUSTON:  Winter

WHAT ONE PLACE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO VISIT IN HOUSTON:  Waugh Drive Bat Colony

WHAT DREW YOU TO THE ELECTRICAL FIELD:  New Career –  New Beginning

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT OHMS:  The people I work with.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED WORKING AT OHMS:  Leadership

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS?:  1.  Research the company you want to do business with, and 2.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

WHAT IS SO WONDERFUL ABOUT OUR CUSTOMERS?:   1.  Our customers help us with business by introducing us to new customers, and 2.  They trust and appreciate us.

 

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