Author: Lawrence Polaski

December 13, 2018 Lawrence Polaski 0 Comments

There are very few among us who haven’t experienced blackouts and power outages. Electricity is often taken for granted and when there is a power outage, people are at a loss as what to do. We owe all the comforts of our life to electricity, which plays a major role in our life. Right from cooking and cleaning to television and computers – all this depends on electricity. However, whenever an electrical problem arises, your Texas Electrician will be available to help you out, be it installing a new electrical breaker box or fixing a faulty outlet. Residential electricians

Installing, upgrading, and repairing of wiring in residential and commercial properties can be efficiently handled by your Texas Electrician. The electrician will add wiring if you’re buying some new appliances and he can also add a new circuit breaker panel if you need one. Business and residential projects aren’t the only things handled by the Texas Electrician. He is also responsible for making sure that the wiring of machines used in factories is maintained properly. Sometimes, he also works on mobile platforms like trolley cars, ships, subways, and airplanes. A Texas Electrician makes sure that power and everything to do with it is in the best condition, and there is no interruption or break downs.

Your Texas Electrician may be expected to work under many different categories. These categories are based on several factors, like the complexity of the job and the location of the wiring work he does. A Texas Electrician has extensive knowledge about electricity. However, he will often choose to specialize in one field.

There are four main areas where a Texas Electrician will do electrical wiring work – Industrial, commercial, residential, and light industrial. A service electrician will have more expertise in trouble shooting and repairing outdated wiring. But, when it comes to a Texas Electrician working in the construction field, he will be more efficient at the installation of wiring. Your Texas Electrician is likely to know of other electricians working in the area and related to stage lighting or marine wiring. The skill set required to be an expert in each category is different. Nevertheless, whatever kind of electrical work you need, your Texas Electrician will be able to help you.

A Texas Electrician is thoroughly tested before being given a license. All electricians have to be licensed or certified. This is because their work is extremely dangerous. If you have any work that needs to be done, get in touch with a licensed and professional Texas Electrician. Attempting to do the work yourself could cause dangerous accidents.

To become an adept at his job, your Texas Electrician has spent several years learning about electrical theory and electrical building codes. Along with this, he also has to undertake apprenticeship for several years with a mast A good electrician knows of the phases in the installation of electrical construction. He also understands that based on the architecture of the building and its age, the wiring will be different. Once the installation is complete, he knows how to maintain Trust your Texas Electrician for he is an intelligent and professional Journeyman, not just an expert. Any task that you give to him will be accomplished efficiently. electricians

When it comes to electrical problems, it is fortunate that we are able to notice them quite easily. The common signs of serious electrical problems are sparking, smoking and the presence of a strange smell. Call your Texas Electrician immediately if you notice any of these signs. Electrical fires are hazardous and timely action can help prevent accidents. If there is the slightest suspicion in your mind, get your Texas Electrician to come over and inspect your house for any problems.

People whose houses are very old and prone to flooding, or are located beneath high power lines experience more electrical problems. Talk to your Texas Electrician to find out how you can reduce the risk element. Basement flooding can be very dangerous, especially of your fuse box is located below the water level or there are any breaks in the wiring under water. Electrified water cannot be recognized easily and contact with it means instantaneous death. In the event that there is a flood in your basement and you have no power, call your Texas Electrician to fix it.

While the power company does have electricians on its payroll, don’t confuse your Texas Electrician with a power company representative. Power company technicians only step in if the problem concerns the power company directly. The more common problems could be re-instating power after a shut off, or turning power on or off at the source. While these people have a lot of training, they are no equipped to deal with electrical problems of your house. They will not be able to check and correct the faults in your home’s wiring. Neither will they be able to install major appliances for you. If you want these problems fixed correctly, you need to call an experienced Texas Electrician.

Virtually every project that involved renovation will also require some type of electrical work. For instance, installing a light fixture means checking whether the light switch is connected to your home’s power supply. If you want the job done well and safely, get in touch with your Texas Electrician. If you see directions that claim you can do the job yourself, it’s best not to rely on them. There’s no need to remind you how dangerous electric wires can be. Even the smallest mistake in wiring can cause a major accident. Getting advice from a Texas Electrician before you start any home improvement project is always a good idea. It may be the advice that can help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of your family and possessions. Advice from an experienced Texas Electrician can save your life. If you want safe and secure wiring for your home, make an appointment today.

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November 20, 2018 Lawrence Polaski 0 Comments

Small businesses in Illinois and across the country can’t find enough workers to fill open positions.

That’s the word from a recent national survey from the National Federation of Independent Business in which nearly 90-percent of respondents reported few or no qualified applicants for job openings.

The problem is worse in certain sectors, said Mark Grant, Illinois director for the NFIB.

“When you get some of our business owners who need tradespeople, jobs that are more intensive, labor-type things, those tend to be the hardest to fill,” he said. “I know even trucking companies are having a tough time finding people who can qualify to be drivers.”

Bob Goray is president of J.S. Goray, an exterior repair and restoration company based in suburban Chicago. The business has been around for 25 years and usually employs 10 to 15 people.

“No matter what we’ve tried – advertising, word of mouth – it’s very hard to find anyone who is available to work,” Goray said. “We’ve almost given up on trying to find skilled people. We bring people in who are unskilled and train them up, but even those are getting hard to find.”

The national NFIB survey reported 37-percent of small business owners raised overall compensation for workers in the last month, including for new hires. Grant said he’s seen that locally as well.

“They have been raising wages pretty consistently over the past several months to try to attract and keep the kind of qualified workers they need to have,” Grant said. “And they’re raising entry-level wages considerably, and of course that pushed up all wages when you do that. More experienced workers get raises as well.”

J.S. Goray is turning away potential business because the company simply can’t handle all the available work.

“Our business has grown quite a bit in the last two years and we’re really having a hard time keeping up with the demand due to the lack of employees,” Goray said. “We try to take care of existing customers and then we’re a little pickier about picking up new clients or even going out and bidding on work.”

Illinois’ unemployment rate stood at 3.8-percent in September. The state also recorded the lowest number of unemployment claims in the month of September in 45 years. Grant said he hasn’t seen a labor market like this in a long time.

“Maybe back around the early 1980s,” Grant said. “It’s cyclical. Our economy moves back and forth. This one has really sustained over a period of time that we haven’t seen in a few decades.”

Goray said the problem has been getting worse over the past decade, but has been especially tough as the economy continues to improve.

“At least in the construction trades, it’s very difficult right now,” Goray said.”I believe about 82-percent of construction companies are reporting a [labor] shortage. I’m not sure if no one wants to work outside anymore, but it’s pretty tough finding anyone.”

Reporting by Scot Bertram. Bertram is the general manager of Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM, the student radio station at Hillsdale College and is also the co-host of “Political Beats” for National Review Online.

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October 5, 2018 Lawrence Polaski 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights as one of New York City’s star holiday attractions — the gift of a same-sex married couple.

The 72-foot-tall, 12-ton Norway spruce arrived on a flatbed trailer Saturday morning and was hoisted by a crane into a spot overlooking the Rockefeller skating rink.

Crowds will gather Nov. 28 for a televised ceremony to see the tree burst alive with 5 miles (8 kilometers) of multicolored lights and a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star.

The 75-year-old spruce comes from Wallkill, 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of New York. It was donated by Lissette Gutierrez and her wife, Shirley Figueroa, from their home property. They nicknamed it “Shelby.”

Millions of people are expected to visit the tree that will stay up till Jan. 7.

“Now it’s not my tree, it’s the world’s tree; I’m so happy to be able to share her with everyone,” Figueroa said at Rockefeller Center on Saturday. “Millions of people will come to visit Shelby.”

Figueroa, 49, said she refers to the tree as “she” because “I felt she has a female spirit.”

Also at the ceremony was Erik Pauze, the center’s head gardener who cared for the tree over the summer, watering it and feeding it compost tea.

Figueroa said when she and Gutierrez bought their house, the previous owner said Rockefeller Center’s gardener had his eye on the tree.

Gutierrez, 47, said she initially was reluctant to give up the spruce, but Figueroa convinced her.

After the tree is dismantled, it will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to help build housing.

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