Kolb Electric

Kolb Electric Kolb Electric is a family owned and operated electrical company that has been serving the Baltimore and Washington, DC Metropolitan areas since 1925.

We provide superior electrical services for residential spaces, as well as industrial, commercial, and construction businesses.

11/24/2020
General Electrical Tips for Installing Holiday Lights* Use lights rated for outdoor use. If you’re installing outdoor li...
11/17/2020

General Electrical Tips for Installing Holiday Lights

* Use lights rated for outdoor use. If you’re installing outdoor lighting, or just putting up temporary lights for the holiday season, make sure your lights are rated for outdoor use. Indoor lights may be too fragile and could cause problems for you, especially if you have to deal with inclement weather.

* Hang your holiday lights carefully with insulated hooks. Nails, tacks, and screws are not safe. These objects can pierce through the cord’s insulation and become electrified.

* Extension cords shouldn’t be hot to the touch. Keep an eye out and feel if they are hot every once in a while to ensure everything is in working order.

* Consider investing in a light timer which will automatically turn the lights off at a set hour every night

Bathroom Exhaust Fan Safety TipIf you have a bathroom exhaust fan in your home, clean it twice a year.  If it starts to ...
11/12/2020

Bathroom Exhaust Fan Safety Tip

If you have a bathroom exhaust fan in your home, clean it twice a year.

If it starts to make noises or smells odd, it’s time to replace it.

11/11/2020
Another Happy Client! Compliments to Antonio G. He was very nice, polite and efficient.  He did a great job -  Christina...
11/10/2020

Another Happy Client!

Compliments to Antonio G. He was very nice, polite and efficient. He did a great job - Christina F 11-10-2020

DON’T DIY People can look up virtually anything online and find answers to their questions. A good example is the countl...
11/05/2020

DON’T DIY

People can look up virtually anything online and find answers to their questions. A good example is the countless YouTube videos for DIYers everywhere, showing everything from rewiring a kitchen to installing new circuits using a licensed electrician. But watching a how-to video does not mean you can do it too, or that you should.

Working with electricity is extremely dangerous; if you don’t have the necessary skills, not only do you risk putting your home in danger, you risk putting you in danger as well.

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11/01/2020

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10/31/2020
Coloring fun for the Kiddos!
10/27/2020

Coloring fun for the Kiddos!

10/27/2020
Well, we spotted some leaves changing color. Fall is here, and the weather will start its seasonal change. It is always ...
10/26/2020

Well, we spotted some leaves changing color. Fall is here, and the weather will start its seasonal change. It is always the right time to consider your family’s health, including their home electrical safety. Before the cold sets in, there are a few items you can check to ensure your home is all set.

1. Test All Your Outlets
Electrical power is always necessary inside, but during the fall, your outdoor electrical need goes up. From leaf blowing and special clean-up projects to holiday light displays, having available, reliable power is necessary. Press the test button on your outlets to see if they are in working order. Make sure to have a clear path to the circuit breaker in case you need to flip a switch.

2. Test Your Back-Up Power
Checking up on your back-up power options is crucial in the fall. Whether you plan for thunderstorms or the coming snowstorms, having choices are important. Take an hour to pull out your generator and test it. Make sure there is a well-ventilated space outdoors for it to sit to avoid monoxide poisoning. Now is the right time to install a generator transfer switch so you won’t have to rush when the next intense storm hits.

3. Clear All Pesky Tree Branches
Branches and trees offer shade and have a calming effect, but they can also bring destruction. On windy or stormy days, branches can impact your power. If your branches are too close to your power lines, most electrical companies will remove them at no cost to you. Reach out to find out for sure.

4. Check Your Detectors
Complete your electrical safety checklist by checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure the batteries are recent and providing power. If you have old detectors, especially over 8 years, consider replacing them.

Schedule Service - Kolb Electric

Safety Tip : Avoid Outlet Overload! Overloading an electrical outlet is a common cause of electrical problems.  Check al...
10/19/2020

Safety Tip : Avoid Outlet Overload!

Overloading an electrical outlet is a common cause of electrical problems. Check all outlets to ensure they are cool to the touch, have protective faceplates and are in proper working order.

Do not use extension cords or multi-outlet converters for appliances.

Only plug one heat-producing appliance into an outlet at a time.

Hot outlets should be checked by qualified electricians.

Remember that power strips only add outlets—they do not change the amount of power the outlet receives.

Smart plugs can be used to monitor outlet power loads and even shut off appliances should an outlet begin to overheat.

Is your smoke alarm still working? A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at ...
10/15/2020

Is your smoke alarm still working?

A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all.

10/12/2020

HELP WANTED – KOLB Electric - Full Service Electrical Contractor seeking Electricians

Full Time: Monday – Friday
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Basic code compliant wiring
• Tennant fit out experience
• Demo and wiring of apartments and condos
• Circuits and lighting
• Site & LED lighting
• Troubleshooting
• Ability to read prints or schematics
• Perform work safely and conscientiously
• Maintain accurate and detailed records
Pay Rate Based on Experience
Benefits:
• 401(k)
• 401(k) Matching
• Dental Insurance
• Health Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Vision Insurance

Please call 410-579-5800 to schedule an interview.

10/12/2020

HELP WANTED – KOLB Electric - Full Service Electrical Contractor seeking Experienced Electricians

Full Time: Monday – Friday
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Basic code compliant wiring
• Tennant fit out experience
• Demo and wiring of apartments and condos
• Circuits and lighting
• Site & LED lighting
• Troubleshooting
• Ability to read prints or schematics
• Perform work safely and conscientiously
• Maintain accurate and detailed records
Pay Rate Based on Experience
Benefits:
• 401(k)
• 401(k) Matching
• Dental Insurance
• Health Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Paid Time Off

Please call 301-293-9500 to schedule an interview.

10/12/2020
Most people think spring as it flows into summer is the best time of the year to install an attic fan. While it is great...
10/07/2020

Most people think spring as it flows into summer is the best time of the year to install an attic fan. While it is great, it is far from the best time of year to make this investment in your home. Fall is actually a better idea, especially for homeowners worried about ice dams, moisture, and other problems that often arise as winter settles in. These are just a few reasons why fall is an outstanding season to install an attic fan in your home.

For all your attic fan installation needs, contact the electricians at Kolb Electric today—877-287-1179

Arlington Police Department
10/05/2020

Arlington Police Department

REMINDER: National Night Out 2020 is tomorrow night!

On Tuesday, October 6, from 6pm - 8pm, we invite you to stop on by any of our four drive-thru events (one located on each side of town), where you'll be able to wave at your officers, say hi from the safety of your car, and take home some FREE 7-Eleven Slurpee coupons, as well as other family-friendly swag!!

We will also have collection boxes at each site, where you can drop off canned goods that will be donated to Mission Arlington/ Mission Metroplex.

Out of respect for everyone's safety and current city, county, and state health guidelines, it will look a little different than it has in years past.

Please see the flyer below for specifics and additional details.
We hope to see you there!!!

#NationalNightOut #AmericanDreamCity

Understanding the dangers associated with the use of portable generators could save your life!
10/02/2020

Understanding the dangers associated with the use of portable generators could save your life!

A few tips to keep your autumn as safe and enjoyable as possible.Clean up leaves as soon as you discover them. Don’t let...
09/25/2020

A few tips to keep your autumn as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Clean up leaves as soon as you discover them. Don’t let fallen leaves collect and cover your outdoor electrical such as lighting installations or power outlets. Failing to clear them away may invite moisture into your electrical system, which will increase the risk of short circuits.

Protect your outdoor electrical outlets. Because the fall season is typically wetter than summer, make sure that your outlets are protected from moisture. You may install a screw cover or replace it with a GFCI outlet for better protection.

Grateful for our clients!!! Hi Team Kolb,Day one is behind us.  John and the team met with me in the morning for the fin...
09/22/2020

Grateful for our clients!!!

Hi Team Kolb,

Day one is behind us.

John and the team met with me in the morning for the final walk through.

I'd like to take the opportunity to say James' team is professional and pleasant to work with.

I'm looking forward to the completion of this project.

The outside lights look much better than I expected.

Please Vote!
09/19/2020
Best of the Best 2020 Voting is Open!

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It's time to vote to select the Top 5 in more than 200 categories in The Frederick News-Post's readers' choice awards contest! You can vote for your favorites once a day through Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Thank you for choosing Kolb Electric as a nominee.  Please remember to vote!!   Thank you.
09/17/2020
Best of the Best 2020 Voting is Open!

Thank you for choosing Kolb Electric as a nominee. Please remember to vote!!

Thank you.

It's time to vote to select the Top 5 in more than 200 categories in The Frederick News-Post's readers' choice awards contest! You can vote for your favorites once a day through Tuesday, Sept. 22.

09/17/2020
Don’t fall into the trap of disregarding electrical safety during the fall season! Check out our tips to keep your autum...
09/14/2020

Don’t fall into the trap of disregarding electrical safety during the fall season! Check out our tips to keep your autumn as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Clean up leaves as soon as you discover them
Don’t let fallen leaves collect and cover your outdoor lighting installations or power outlets. Failing to clear them away may invite moisture into your electrical system, which will increase the risk of short circuits.

Protect your outdoor electrical outlets
Because the fall season is wetter than summer, make sure that your outlets are protected from moisture. You may install a screw cover or replace it with a GFCI outlet for better protection.

09/12/2020
Kolb Electric

Kolb Electric

Every homeowner should know some basic facts about their home's electrical system... like its power load and where the circuit breaker box is located. http://bit.ly/2rgYNv3

Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington
09/09/2020

Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington

We are kicking off National Preparedness Month with our first discussion about Masks & Social Distancing! 😷 Join us tomorrow @ 10 a.m. for an hour long course facilitated by Boston Properties' Demitra S. Alvarado and featuring Scott Management, Inc.’s Destiny Igiebor and Monument Realty’s Marcellius Banks.

All three property mangers will discuss how they've complied with the mask regulations, shifted their building operations and more!

‼️ FREE for AOBA members ‼️ Register today: https://www.aoba-metro.org/events/register?id=14023

09/06/2020
09/04/2020
Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)

Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems, start more than 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage.

Many existing homes simply can’t handle the demands of today’s electrical appliances and devices. The warning signs are everywhere, including flickering lights, circuit breakers that constantly trip, and cracked electrical cords.

Learn where AFCI protection is required in your home by the National Electrical Code: https://www.esfi.org/resource/home-safety-devices-renovate-your-home-to-code-754

Governor Larry Hogan
09/01/2020

Governor Larry Hogan

"Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, based on the state’s improving health metrics, Maryland will begin to move into Stage Three of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ with additional safe and gradual reopenings. As with Stages One and Two, Stage Three will be implemented in multiple phases with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings.

'As we move into this third and final stage of our recovery, I want to sincerely thank our doctors, nurses, and public health officials, our small business community, and, most importantly, the people of Maryland who have pulled together over the last five months to respond to this unprecedented challenge with incredible courage and perseverance,' said Governor Hogan. 'It is thanks to all of you that we have crushed the curve and saved lives, and that our state response to this global pandemic continues to serve as an example for the rest of the nation.'

As part of the state’s initial entry into Stage Three, Governor Hogan announced the following additional safe and gradual reopenings:

• Indoor theaters where live performances occur or motion pictures are shown may open to the general public at 50% capacity, or 100 people per auditorium—whichever is less—with appropriate health and safety protocols in place.

• Outdoor venues where live performances occur or motion pictures are shown outdoors may open to the general public at 50% capacity, or 250 people—whichever is less—with appropriate health and safety protocols in place.

• Capacity for retail establishments and religious facilities may increase from 50 to 75 percent."

Read the full news release: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/09/01/governor-hogan-announces-beginning-of-stage-three-of-marylands-covid-19-recovery-additional-safe-and-gradual-reopenings/

HELP WANTED – Our Electrical Construction Department is seeking Experienced Construction Crew Leaders and Construction D...
09/01/2020

HELP WANTED – Our Electrical Construction Department is seeking Experienced Construction Crew Leaders and Construction Department Electricians

Full Time: Monday – Friday

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Basic code compliant wiring
• Tenant fit out experience
• Demo and wiring of apartments and condos
• Circuits and lighting
• Site & LED lighting
• Troubleshooting
• Ability to read prints or schematics
• Perform work safely and conscientiously
• Maintain accurate and detailed records

Pay Rate Based on Experience

Benefits:
• 401(k)
• 401(k) Matching
• Dental Insurance
• Health Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Vision Insurance

Contact Brian Chapman via email [email protected] to schedule an interview.

08/21/2020
UV Angel Air | Automated Continuous UV-C Air Treatment System

In the arsenal of infection prevention, ultraviolet lights are used throughout health care and other environments to neutralize microorganisms on surfaces, in water and in the air.

Designed directly into a traditional ceiling light fixture, UV Angel Air is an unobtrusive environmental treatment system that uses ultraviolet light to automatically and continually treat the air.

Our engineered air system, UV Angel Air, uses patented UV-C light air purification technology to reduce the levels of viruses, bacteria and fungi by automati...

Kolb Electric is seeking experienced Commercial Electricians / Service Electricians / Working Crew Team Leaders•Ensure t...
08/20/2020

Kolb Electric is seeking experienced Commercial Electricians / Service Electricians / Working Crew Team Leaders

•Ensure that installations/repairs meet quality standards and are code compliant
•Provide a high quality of customer service
•Communicate effectively with coworkers and manager

Appliance Wiring ServicesThe vast majority of tools, appliances, and equipment we use in our homes needs to be on a dedi...
08/17/2020

Appliance Wiring Services

The vast majority of tools, appliances, and equipment we use in our homes needs to be on a dedicated circuit in order to remain safe and properly functional.

At Kolb we’ve been offering superior wiring and appliance installation services for a long time, and we keep abreast of all the latest in electrical technology and techniques.

Electrical Safety Foundation International
08/15/2020
Electrical Safety Foundation International

Electrical Safety Foundation International

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace through education, awareness, and advocacy. Over the past 20 years, ESFI has reinvigorated how electrical safety is addressed through groundb...

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