7 Electrical Safety Tips to Follow During Winter

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Electrical hazards rise when the weather gets colder. To avoid contending with electrical hazards this winter, follow these seven electrical safety tips. 1. Make Sure No Flammable Items Are Near Heat Sources Practically anything is flammable if it is too close to a heat source such as a space heater, fireplace, or wood stove. For […]

Saving Money By Unplugging Appliances

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Electricity is a constant necessity in today’s world. You probably have devices plugged in all over your home that aren’t in use from countertop appliances to phone chargers. Even though these devices are “out of sight and out of mind,” they slowly consume energy and increase your monthly power bills even when you’re not using […]

Follow These Electrical Safety Tips When Decorating for the Holidays

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The holiday season can be magical. In Evansville, the temperatures drop, and our warm homes become so inviting. They can feel even more welcoming and festive if you put up decorations. At Sims Electrical, Plumbing, & Mechanical, we want our local neighbors to have fun with their decorations but also want people to be safe. […]

3 Reasons Your Electrical Panel Requires Professional Maintenance

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Your home’s electrical panel supplies power to all the different circuits in your home. It not only distributes power but also ensures safety by disrupting the current when a fault is detected. Discover why panel maintenance is crucial for keeping your home safe and reducing energy bills. 1. Enhance Safety to Prevent Fire Hazards and […]

Use These Tips To Create More Effective Landscape Lighting

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Living in Evansville, IN means living in a friendly community with lots of things you can do all year long. A walk through Angel Mounds State Historic Site offers a chance to get better acquainted with Native American culture. Stop by the Mesker Park Zoo, and stroll the well-groomed grounds at the Botanic Garden. You’ll […]

Essential Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners

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A new home is more than an asset. It can be your sanctuary. Here, you can relax with friends and family after fun activities like a visit to the Mesker Park Zoo. If you’ve just purchased a home in Evansville, IN, you’ll want to make sure it’s maintained properly. You need to protect one of […]

Interesting and Important Things to Know About Your Home’s Plumbing System

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There are several things that many homeowners do not know about their plumbing. Here are some of the top things about your plumbing system you may not have known. Your Hot Water Heater Is Not Going to Last Forever Hot water heaters do not last forever even though many homeowners believe that they can. Hot […]

Preventing a Gas Leak

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While gas is a revolutionary way to power appliances, it can also be dangerous if it is not handled with care. Gas is highly flammable, and a small leak can cause a house to go up in flames. If you live in a home with gas-powered appliances, you must take care to prevent leaks through […]

Leave Gas Line Work to the Pros

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When you think of a plumber, you likely think of someone who works with faucets, drains, pipes and sewage. You likely never thought of plumbers working with gas lines; however, installing and servicing gas lines is also part of a plumber’s job. If you need any work done on your gas lines or want natural […]

Causes of a Sewage Smell When You Run Water

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Repulsive is the word that comes to mind when a sewage smell hits you while you run water. After a mad dash to the store for a bunch of bottled water, your next step is finding out why your water smells this way. Luckily for you, it’s probably not your water! Here are three reasons […]