Electricians Portland

Electricians Portland

Our residential electricians in Portland ME work hard to keep your power up during severe weather. While the power grid itself is the responsibility of the utility companies, your electrical service can be upgraded to make your life easier and more convenient. You also can have a backup generator installed, so that you’ll have safe and secure power if the grid fails. electricians

Electrical Upgrades

Your electrician can upgrade your home so that you have enough accessible outlets, regardless of the age of your house. Your house, if it is older, doesn’t have enough outlets in each room. It may not have electrical switches in each room, either, because not every house is built with ceiling fixtures, believe it or not. Upgrading the electrical service in your home will make it easier to sell. In some cases, you can’t sell a house if it has outdated electrical service. With the advancement in accessible technology, your electrician can install accessible outlets and switches throughout your house.


For example, most outlets are located between 24 and 30 inches above the floor. However, this can be very difficult for someone to reach if they must use a walker, or are confined to a wheelchair. Your electrician can install the outlets higher on the wall so that you can reach them without losing your balance.

Switches are installed 36 to 42 inches above the floor, and always above outlets – not lower. However, this may not be accessible to you. Your electrician can install switches that you can reach easily. In fact, he may ask you if you are right handed or left handed – not because there are right and left handed switches, but because he can place the switch on either side of the door for your convenience.

Switches and outlets in the kitchen and bathroom can also be conveniently placed. In the kitchen, you can have them placed under the edge of the counter top, so that you can reach them more easily. The disposal switch and light switch are usually to the right of the sink, over the counter. If you are restricted to a wheelchair or have your reach compromised in some other way, this can be totally inaccessible.

In the bathroom, electrical outlets are especially necessary for grooming and cleanliness. However, improper outlets can be deadly. A GFI outlet is required for any outlet near a source of water. This will disconnect automatically if there is any kind of fault with the power supply, keeping you from being shocked. Accessible outlets in the bathroom will make your life easier and safer, as well.

Types of Adaptations

You may prefer rocker switches in your home, if you need accessibility. Flip switches are the most commonly installed, but for ease of use, a rocker switch is best. Another adaptation you might appreciate are motion sensor lights. This saves you the trouble of switching the lights on and off altogether.

Handicapped people often take a longer time bathing and dressing in the bathroom. Therefore, you may want heat lamps installed in the bathroom to reduce the likelihood of getting chilled.

You can even have a charging station installed to recharge the battery on your wheelchair. He may put a 4-plex outlet near the head of your bed, too. This will power your phone, alarm, lamp, and anything else you need to plug in.

Your thermostat may also need to be placed where you can reach it. Your electrician can take care of that, and your landscape lighting as well. Outdoor lights and sprinkler systems can be placed where they are easy to reach. You can also have the breaker box re-routed so that you can reach it. No more navigating the cluttered garage to get to the breaker box you can’t reach. Contact us here @ http://residentialelectriciansa.com

So if you don’t already have a go-to residential electrician in Portland ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to our website to get a quote.

Qatar Gearing for the Soccer World Cup 0f 2022


Qatar is to play the host for the Soccer World Cup of 2022. This is the first time the oil country is to play host to an international sporting event of this magnitude. With scorching heat and dust, blazing in the desert, sports critics are wary of how the country will be able to manage the green playing fields. New fully air conditioned stadiums are being built in the sand plains of the country. Now, several leading researchers and botanists from all over the world have been commissioned to test varieties of grass that can remain green and withstand the harsh climate of the region.


Mulla who is in charge of the turf for the Soccer World Cup organizing committee was quoted that they are looking for grass that is durable, can remain fresh and green. Several strands of plastic grasses are being flown from around the world and are rigorously tested in labs and on the playing field. The world cup is scheduled to be held in November when the temperatures would have cooled down a bit, but still reach over 75 degree Fahrenheit. But the sample of grass is tested to withstand the heat of summer in Qatar. One type of grass being tested is called Latitude 36, which is currently used by the soccer team of Kansas City, Texas. The blades of the grass are so fine so as to mimic the frictional force provided by real grass.

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In an interview to The Washington Post, Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump forecasted a further slump in the national economy of the US. In the interview, he said that the national unemployment numbers are actually higher than the official number given by the government. He said that the country is on the verge of another financial bubble that will surely bring in another recession if drastic measures are not taken. Outsourcing of jobs to countries like China and Mexico is one of the several reasons behind the current economic slowdown. He also announced that he has plans to make several deals happen that will create new jobs and bring down the unemployment numbers over a period of eight years.


Donald Trump is an influential business magnate who is likely to be the Republican Presidential candidate in the upcoming November elections. His colleagues at the Republican Party have cautioned him to tone down his blatant outspoken views so as no alienate voters. Trump in the interview to Washington Post has obliged to reduce the national debt of $19 trillion dollars during a course of eight years. His words appeal to the blue collar workers who are the most severely affected by the recent unemployment crisis in several sectors.

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