Switchboards and Switchboard Upgrades – Commercial Electricians

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If you have an old house you should check if your breaker box has the following components:electricians

Surge protector x1 (Minimum recommended)

RCDs or Safety Switches x2

Circuit Breakers or MCBs (Highly recommended)

Main Isolating Switch 

Contact immediately if your breaker box doesn’t have all these components!

Every year, homes are damaged or completely destroyed because of fires that are caused by electrical accidents. It is necessary to upgrade your old breaker box to one that complies with standards in order to prevent these accidents from occurring.  We can come over and evaluate your breaker box if you are unsure whether it meets the required standards.

Upgrading an old breaker box to a new one requires installing safety switches, which monitor the power that is distributed to various electronics and provides you with personal safety. Make sure that your breaker box is not a hazard and have peace of mind by allowing one of our electricians to check out your breaker box.

Secondary to an asbestos problem is the connections you can see which are of poor quality. These eventually burn out and cost a few hundred dollars to repair often at the worst possible time when you’re using your power the most. It’s all the more reason to upgrade old breaker boxes and safely dispose of this product which has been around in our houses for far too long already!

Cable insulation may be melted after several re-wirings, which can easily cause a fire.

Fuse wire sticking out of the fuse holder, due to poor installation, can be an electrocution hazard

Other common faults with old switchboards:

Asbestos

Sharp screws from an improper installation that can cut cables

Old VIR cabling that has snapped

Crushed cables exposing the copper

We at have seen it all before. Contact us immediately if any of these issues relate to your situation, or for more information on electrical breaker boxes and upgrades.

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Pest Control Services – Exterminators

Pest Control Services – Exterminators

No technique works for every pest in every situation. That means you have to learn as much as you can about pest control to find the answer for your problems. You can get on track with the helpful tips you’ll learn in this article.

Vacuum every rug you own to remove pests. This will get the bugs and ants in the living room, kitchen and den. Put the vacuum bag in a plastic bag and set it in the sun for a day. Then throw it away.

Consider using a perimeter spray outside your home to keep bugs at bay. Apply this spray on the foundation, the porch, steps and on doors and windows as well. Always spray the pesticides in the cracks that you see. Seal such spots with caulking or other material.

It can be hard to eradicate bed bugs; they hide in small places. Prior to exterminating, close open holes. This will ensure that bugs cannot hide in the holes during the extermination process, only to emerge later.pest control

Examine your house for accumulated pockets of water. Stagnant pools of water will attract pests. Be sure to look for any pipes that are leaking. Also, be sure clean out the trays underneath plants. Pests rely on water for survival so make sure to get rid of any water sources you can think of.

When you place brushes around the house, keep them far from the building, about a foot away is preferred. All sorts of insects will make their home in this brush, no matter what you do. If the bushes are up against your home, pests will find a way to get inside.

If you have a problem with mice, use mints to address the issue. Plant some mint around your home. The smell will bother mice and other small animals. If mice is living in your home, you can sprinkle mint leaves all around the area where you see signs of mice. This will get rid of the mice if you use fresh leaves.

Outdoor lighting can attract pests, so try to keep this to a minimum. Use pastel-colored light bulbs in outside lights to keep bugs away.

Do not leave fallen trees in your yard. Make firewood out of the trunk and branches. You can sell it, use it or even just give it to people. Don’t just leave the stump there. Termites love stumps.

Make sure mosquitoes have no place to hang out in your home. Drain kiddie pools and buckets that are sitting on your property. Mosquitoes are known to live near water sources.

If you have a pest problem, do your research. Determine why they are there based on the things they are attracted to. The easiest way to keep a clean home is to adapt to the kind of pest you’re dealing with.

Store your food properly to keep away pests. Plastic and glass are usually the best types of containers to use. Just make sure they have lids that seal properly. Avoid using cardboard or paper bags to pack things as pests tend to be able to easily chew through these substances.

Some pests are attracted to light, including your outdoor lights. Try to keep these lights away from the entrances of your home. You might also try using orange or yellow lighting, which are not as attractive to bugs as white light is.

When utilizing pesticides, be sure to follow the instructions on the package. While you might think using more products is a good idea, that’s not the case. Often, when you use more, you endanger creatures other than the pests.

If you have a problem with bugs, buy a bunch of caulk and seal up every crack that is around the home. Foggers and sprays aren’t able to reach deep within walls, or behind places that bugs love to live and hide. So, seal these areas off to prevent bugs. Use caulk around drain entry points, at molding spaces, and any other small areas where bugs can come in.

If you are having a problem with bugs, you might think about how you are applying your pesticide. If you are only spraying the outside of your home, you are actually keeping the pests inside your home. This means you need to use pesticides outside and inside your home simultaneously.

Spiders have shown up because other bugs are there for the food. You should vacuum whenever you can. You will see fewer bugs, and therefore, you will see fewer spiders, too.

Be sure to read and follow all pesticide directions with care. You’re likely not to get the right results if you don’t use them right. For instance, if they instruct you to apply it every day, be sure you do so. If you fail to follow the instructions, it could take much longer than necessary.

Only use pesticides when the weather is appropriate for them. For instance, certain products may tell you not to use them when the temperature is high, the weather is windy, or when precipitation is occurring. Remember that your safety and your family’s come first.

If you continue to find pests in the house after a possible solution, look for all possible entry points. Shopping at second-hand and thrift stores may save you a bundle in cash, but you never know what that new electronic device or small appliance could be carrying inside it! Look through whatever you bring into your house.

One way to kill roaches quickly is using diatomaceous earth. This product can safely be used in spots where roaches are found, including in cabinets and appliances. Diatomaceous earth is not toxic for humans. The small particles eat through the exoskeletons of insects and kill them within a couple of days. The roach population might increase for a short period but will soon diminish.

Now that you have read this article, you have quite a few options to help you get rid of the pests invading your home. Use your know-how and take the necessary action. You’ll be very happy when the pest are gone.

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Medical Malpractice Law

1. You like your doctor

So, what’s wrong with that? Nothing, most of us like our doctors. That’s why we trust them and keep going back to them for treatment. But should the fact that you like your doctor prevent you from seeking compensation when he or she committed wrongdoing that caused you physical and emotional injury?

The law in Texas permits anyone who has been injured by another to bring a lawsuit for compensation. This law originated from common law and goes back hundreds of years. In fact in some religions there is evidence that this type of law goes back thousands of years. It makes good common sense. If another person causes you harm, you are entitled to obtain money to pay for your medical expenses, your lost earnings, your future lost earnings, the damage to your property, and of course, compensation for the pain and suffering you endured.

So, should the fact that you like your doctor prevent you from bringing a lawsuit? It might make you feel uncomfortable, but I guarantee that when you start to think about your disabling injuries and how your doctor caused them, the anger and hostility you feel will usually outweigh your fondness for your doctor.

2. What good will the money do for you?

This is a common rhetorical question that defense attorneys often ask plaintiff’s lawyers. “The money won’t bring your loved one back,” “The money won’t make you whole again,” “The money you’re asking for isn’t going to change anything…”

However, money is the only thing that our justice system allows us to recover when an injured victim sues their wrongdoer. While those comments above may all be true, we are prohibited from taking justice into our own hands. Therefore, what else can we obtain for the injured victim? Money is the only thing that allows us to pay the medical bills that were generated as a result of the wrongdoing. Money is going to make the victim more financially secure. The money will help the injured victim with ongoing medical care and rehabilitation. The injured victim will not be a burden on a city or governmental handout. The money will help his children go to school or camp. Money may help with modifications needed in his homes such as a wheelchair ramp or modified kitchen appliances.

Money can never make us whole, or replace the agony and suffering that was caused by a doctor or a hospital. But the money is supposed to make those wrongdoers think twice about doing that same action again, and hopefully prevent the next person from being a malpractice victim.

3. Your doctor’s reputation will be tarnished

Contrary to popular opinion, (or at least from the doctor’s insurance company) this is not an accurate statement. Most people living in a civilized society recognize the right to sue. The fact that a doctor has been or is sued is not that significant. If you ask a doctor if they’ve been sued, they will often be quick to explain how the case had no merit. Importantly, the physician will still continue to practice medicine and there will usually be no disciplinary action taken as a result of a civil medical malpractice lawsuit. The belief that a doctor’s reputation will suffer a blemish if sued, is simply not correct.

4. Your doctor will be banished from his community

Once again, this statement is not true. The doctor will continue to practice medicine (even if they lose the malpractice suit against them, and are required to pay the injured victim money). The doctor will not lose their license, and in all probability, the award will not be reported in the local papers, and most of his patients won’t even know of the lawsuit or the award.

5. Your doctor will shut his medical practice

No, he won’t. He might be outraged that he has to defend a lawsuit and take time away from his practice for a few days, but there is no reason for him to shut his medical practice.

In very extreme cases where the physician is a threat to the health and well-being of his patients, the Texas State Department of Health can and will shut down the doctor’s practice and revoke his license to practice.

But, in the majority of cases, this does not happen, and the doctor continues on with his practice and his life.

6. Your doctor may lose his license

Not true. A civil lawsuit in Texas has no effect on whether a doctor does or does not lose his license to practice medicine. In order for a doctor to lose his license, the Texas State Department of Health investigates a complaint of wrongdoing. After extensive investigation and after a hearing where the physician gets to explain what happened and why, the Department of Health reaches their own conclusions about whether treatment was rendered in accordance with good medical care or whether there were deficiencies.

The options to punish or cure the deficiencies are many, and only as the most extreme and last resort option would the Health Department revoke a physician’s license. But simply by bringing a lawsuit against a physician for monetary compensation does not affect his license to practice medicine.

7. Your doctor may alter your records

Believe it or not, this has been known to occur in rare instances. When it does, the attorney representing you may be able to prove it. If your lawyer is able to prove that your doctor altered your records, the doctor could suffer significant penalties and could lose his license to practice medicine. The fact that he may or may not alter your records should not prevent you from investigating and/or pursuing an action on your behalf. There are usually other ways to determine what treatment was rendered, and often such action by a doctor can help your case by showing the extent to which the doctor tried to cover up the wrongdoing.

8. Your doctor may apologize and tell you it was all a mistake

There are recent medical and insurance studies that have confirmed that when doctors and hospital staff are straightforward and honest about what happened, patients and their families tend to understand that ‘not everyone is perfect’. In fact, some hospitals encourage the doctors to fess-up and tell the patients they screwed up, and apologize, and arrange to have the hospital immediately reconcile financially with the patient and his family. The studies indicate this works.

Does that mean that you shouldn’t sue because the doctor apologized? Not necessarily. An apology may not solve your problems. You need to decide whether such an apology is sufficient. Most people will tell you it’s not.

9. Your friends and family may think you’re a gold-digger

If you live your life concerned about what your friends and family think, then maybe you shouldn’t sue-under any circumstance. Your friends have not experienced what you have gone through. Nor do they live with the constant pain and disability that you have. They may not truly understand what you will live with for the rest of your life.

Some folks simply don’t want their friends and family to know they’re involved in a lawsuit. The reasons are endless. “I don’t want anyone knowing my business.” “I don’t want my neighbors knowing how much of an award I received.” “I don’t want my family members asking me for money. This is for my future. I can’t work anymore, and I can’t afford to give it away.” “I don’t want my relatives to argue with me about why I sued my doctor.”

You must decide for yourself whether these concerns outweigh your legal right to bring suit and recover money for your injuries.

10. Your injuries aren’t that disabling

There are cases where the injuries are significant but have cleared up after many months or years. The fact that you may no longer be permanently disabled is a factor to determine how much your case is worth. If you are no longer disabled, we congratulate you and your success in overcoming your injuries. If you can do those activities that you used to do, we are extremely pleased with your recovery. You should know, however, that such success means that the value of your case may be limited to the time you were injured and disabled. Most people would agree with this result. You only can receive compensation for the time you were injured and disabled.

Many injured folks may make a recovery, but still, be unable to do all of those daily life activities they used to do. Where there is an ongoing problem or disability, the value of your case is generally greater than where you have totally healed.

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