How to terminate ethernet cable

In this new Nickle video, Project Manager Jon Harrison demonstrates how to terminate CAT 5 cable into an RJ-45 end.  

Protect your quaint home from old wiring

Old or historical homes are sometimes attractive to potential home buyers, with quaint features and old-world charm. Unfortunately, along with them comes a very dangerous element – an antiquated electrical

Smoke Detector Safety

In this video, Junior Estimator Scott Estep discusses the importance of having smoke alarms in your home. He reviews different types of detectors, how they work, where they should be

Taking the Journeyman’s Exam

To become a licensed electrician, you’re required to take the state journeyman’s exam. Many people take this exam after completing four years in a paid apprenticeship program, which combines both

What is a GFCI and how to reset one

A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is now standard for electrical installation in certain areas of a residence to protect you from electrocution and prevent a fire. Service Technician Scott

6 years and going strong

On February 1, Nickle Electrical reached an amazing milestone and set another safety record. Employees have now worked six years without a lost-time accident! This accomplishment would not be possible

2015 Year in Review

Another year has gone by, so it’s time to reflect on the past 12 months. While there are always setbacks to learn from and obstacles to overcome, overall Nickle had

Electrical problems you shouldn’t ignore

  There are many elements that make up your home’s electrical system. Even if one component is faulty, it can cause a series of problems, threatening the safety of you,

The ABCs of common electrical terms

When an electrician comes to your home communicating a sea of terms you don’t quite get, it’s hard to understand what your electrical problem actually is. Life would be much

Yes, electrical wire colors do matter

Electrical wire colors probably don’t mean anything to the average homeowner, but those distinctions are actually very important and knowing the proper color coding is essential when performing electrical work.