Category : Home Safety

Troubleshooting Tips for the Cold

Winter temperatures are here and all hands are on deck at Oliver to handle any issues or emergency service calls you may have. If you have a problem, we'll work hard to take care of it as quickly as we can, but in the meantime, here are a few tips that may help you.
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8 Devices That Use More Energy Than You Think

Did you know that your microwave oven uses more energy than your water pump? A lot of homeowners don't realize that some of the everyday household items that you use can actually rack up your energy bills. Here are some stealthy energy-hogging appliances in your home.
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Outdoor Electrical Safety for Your Memorial Day

Are you throwing a Memorial Day party this year? We know entertaining can be a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous if you don't prepare properly. Let the members of our electrical services staff give you a few tips to keep everyone safe this Memorial Day.
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7 Common Safety Hazards Around Your Home

Nothing feels better than the safety of your own home, but there are actually a wide array of hazards that could compromise your well-being. While you may think of children when it comes to safety hazards, individuals of any age can be affected. To keep you and your family safe, remember these risks and take actions to prevent them.
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10 Common Electrical FAQs

At Oliver, we specialize in HVAC and plumbing services, but we also provide virtually any home electrical service as well. Whether it's a specialty lighting project, television wiring issue, landscape lighting project, a need for surge protection, or some other type of electrical situation, we can have it done for you quickly and sufficiently.
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Why You Should Clean Out Your Dryer Vent

Clothes dryers are great (especially in the winter when you can't hang your clothes out to dry), but they also need maintenance like any other appliance. While you may not often think to clean out your dryer vents, it's an important and beneficial thing to do.
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Portable Generators vs. Standby Generators

Have you ever lost power during a storm? If so, you know how frustrating it can be, between not being able to use your lights, worrying about food spoiling in the refrigerator, running out of hot water, and more. That's why many homeowners opt to invest in a home generator. If you don't already have one and are considering one, there are two main kinds: portable generators and standby generators. Here are some of their differences.
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4 Ways Snow Can Affect Your Heater

This past weekend, winter storm Jonas dropped well over two feet of snow in much of the Northeast and at Oliver, we were getting calls left and right because of it. One of the most popular issues in the area was a heater that simply stopped working, which can happen during a snowstorm. Here are six ways the snow can affect your heater.
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