Celebrate women in construction

In just a few days we can start celebrating Women in Construction week. March 6-12 marks the National Association of Women in Construction’s observance of WIC Week to highlight women

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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

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Read your electric meter

We all expect those monthly electric bills. We check the total, maybe compare it to other months and grumble about having too many lights on, and then succumb to mailing

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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

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Three-prong vs. two-prong outlet

Modern receptacles now have three slots for safety purposes. This wasn’t common practice many years ago so some older homes may have receptacles with only two slots, which calls for

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What do electrical inspectors look for?

Whether you’ve built a new home, are purchasing an older home, have done some do-it-yourself work, or you’re an electrician finishing up a job, an electrical inspection is necessary. Having

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Preparing for an OSHA inspection

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has tons of regulations in place to keep employees safe in the workplace. Failing to comply with these regulations can spell disaster for your

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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

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Top Nickle blog posts of 2015

For the past year and a half, we’ve done our best to post one blog entry each week to Nickle’s site. Sure, we missed a few weeks, but overall these

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How to prevent a dryer fire

According to the US Fire Administration, the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is a failure to clean them. Fire can occur for many reasons, but the most common

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