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.

Let's face it, accidents can happen to anyone without warning. Here's what you should know about how to protect your fam...
08/17/2018
How to put out an electrical fire in five steps

Let's face it, accidents can happen to anyone without warning. Here's what you should know about how to protect your family and home in the event of an electrical fire.

A community guide for preventing and extinguishing electrical fires

Ready to shed a new light on your living space? Explore the hottest lighting trends of 2018. From pendants and chandelie...
08/10/2018
2018 Lighting Trends

Ready to shed a new light on your living space? Explore the hottest lighting trends of 2018. From pendants and chandeliers to exterior fixtures, you're sure to find the perfect look for your home!

Bring a design element to your lighting with these trending styles

Electrical safety is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your family and ensure their safety. Explor...
08/08/2018
Electrical Safety

Electrical safety is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your family and ensure their safety. Explore the hidden electrical dangers that could be lurking in your home and what steps you can take to protect your family from electrical hazards.

Electrical incidents lead to 140,000 fires, 4,000 injuries, and 400 deaths each year. Almost half of all fatal electrocutions result from consumer devices.

The soaring summer temperatures will inevitably lead to rising utility costs. To help your budget (and help your family ...
08/08/2018
Year-Round Savings Tips | Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

The soaring summer temperatures will inevitably lead to rising utility costs. To help your budget (and help your family stay cool) this season, here are some helpful tips you can use to keep your costs down this summer and all year long!

Buying a new home can sometimes lead to unforeseen problems and expensive repairs. Learn more about what you can look fo...
08/08/2018
Buying a house with a fuse panel? Here's what you should know.

Buying a new home can sometimes lead to unforeseen problems and expensive repairs. Learn more about what you can look for when it comes to the electrical system in your potential new home.

Why are people scared of fuses? A properly installed fuse is just as safe as a circuit breaker, but there are many reasons why fuse panels can have problems.

Baby-proofing your home is certainly no small feat, especially when it comes to your home's electrical system! To help o...
07/17/2018
How to baby proof everything electrical

Baby-proofing your home is certainly no small feat, especially when it comes to your home's electrical system! To help on your journey to a safe, kid-friendly home, here's an excellent guide on how to baby-proof everything electrical!

Whether you like it or not, electrical products form a major part of our everyday lives. You can find them in every room of your home. Power outlets, extension leads, phone chargers, computer cables..

If you solely rely on power strips to protect your home and electronics, you should probably read this! Here's everythin...
07/11/2018
Surge Protection

If you solely rely on power strips to protect your home and electronics, you should probably read this! Here's everything you need to know about the benefits of a whole-home surge protector and why it may be right for you.

Don't count on power strips to safeguard your home and fragile electronics

As much as we love our technology, we know just how confusing the world of 'smart' things can be when you want to increa...
07/02/2018
2018 Best Smart Home Gadgets & Energy Products | EnergySage

As much as we love our technology, we know just how confusing the world of 'smart' things can be when you want to increase your home's efficiency! That's why we are sharing this great guide! It highlights 2018's best and brightest in the world of energy-efficient smart devices and products.

Everything you need to know when exploring smart energy devices for your home.

There are a lot of common misconceptions when it comes to electrical safety in the home—and we mean a lot. To help set...
06/26/2018
6 Dangerous Myths about Electrical Safety

There are a lot of common misconceptions when it comes to electrical safety in the home—and we mean a lot. To help set the record straight, we found this comprehensive guide that separates fact from fiction.

Everyone uses electricity, but few people really understand it. Here are some common electrical myths debunked, courtesy of several power companies.

If you're going on away this summer on vacation, why not save some money while you're gone? Explore these incredibly sim...
06/22/2018

If you're going on away this summer on vacation, why not save some money while you're gone? Explore these incredibly simple steps you can take to give your home an energy vacation while you're away! https://bit.ly/2GKgGKj

If you aren't convinced that adding outdoor security lighting for your home is worth the investment, perhaps this compel...
06/05/2018
The Advantages of Landscape Lighting

If you aren't convinced that adding outdoor security lighting for your home is worth the investment, perhaps this compelling article detailing the advantages of security lighting will tip the scales!

Plants often take center stage when it comes to landscaping, but exterior lighting adds both aesthetic and functional benefits to your home. Landscape lighting ranges from small solar lights that ...

Electrical fire prevention is an important step in protecting the safety of your home and family. To help keep you and y...
05/31/2018

Electrical fire prevention is an important step in protecting the safety of your home and family. To help keep you and your family safe, we found this fantastic printable checklist that you can use to conduct a room-by-room home electrical safety audit! https://bit.ly/2JyCXrU

DIY project lovers have been itching to break out the power tools and dive into the latest project all winter long. But,...
05/23/2018
ESFI: Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Electrical Safety

DIY project lovers have been itching to break out the power tools and dive into the latest project all winter long. But, improper maintenance could turn your beloved projects into a shocking experience! Learn more about power tool electrical hazards and safety tips here.

Stay safe while doing your DIY Electrical Projects!

Summer is almost here which means it's time to break out the swimsuits! Adding the element of water around electricity i...
05/14/2018
ESFI Pool and Spa Safety

Summer is almost here which means it's time to break out the swimsuits! Adding the element of water around electricity is extremely dangerous! Learn more about the potential electrical hazards in and around your swimming pool and the steps you can take to help keep your family safe this summer.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that since 1990, there have been 60 electrocutions and nearly 50 serious electrical shocks involving electrical hazards in and around swimming pools.

Did you know that an estimated 51,000 home electrical fires cause over $1.3 billion in property damages each year? Learn...
05/10/2018
ESFI: Home Electrical Fires Facts, Statistics and Safety Tips

Did you know that an estimated 51,000 home electrical fires cause over $1.3 billion in property damages each year? Learn more about home electrical fires and what you can do to keep your home and family safe this summer.

Home Electrical Fire Facts, Statistics and Electrical & Fire Safety Tips from ESFI

If you're like most, you haven't given much thought about the electrical wiring in your home. But, if your wiring is out...
05/02/2018
8 Warning Signs of Dangerously Outdated Electrical Wiring

If you're like most, you haven't given much thought about the electrical wiring in your home. But, if your wiring is outdated, you could be headed for trouble! Learn more about the warning signs you can look for here.

Most people don’t give too much thought to what’s behind their walls. Yet every time you flip a light switch or use your toaster, you are drawing on your home’s internal wiring—and that can cause big problems if your wiring is old or damaged. In fact, overloading an older home's wiring can s...

Uh oh? Are you making these lighting mistakes? You would not be the first one to cook in a dim kitchen or use the wrong ...
04/24/2018

Uh oh? Are you making these lighting mistakes? You would not be the first one to cook in a dim kitchen or use the wrong kind of bulb in a bathroom light fixture. http://bit.ly/2ER94zV

The right lighting can set a calm mood and make your bedroom decor really pop. Take a look at these top picks for bedroo...
04/19/2018

The right lighting can set a calm mood and make your bedroom decor really pop. Take a look at these top picks for bedroom lighting. http://bit.ly/2DGbKB6

Many older homes feature wiring made from materials that don't meet modern safety standards. Don't put your family at ri...
04/10/2018

Many older homes feature wiring made from materials that don't meet modern safety standards. Don't put your family at risk; have old wiring replaced ASAP. http://bit.ly/2mMiFBE

Light switches are not all created equal! There are a few different common types. Learn more in this article.
04/04/2018
Types of Light Switches

Light switches are not all created equal! There are a few different common types. Learn more in this article.

Do you suspect that your home is wasting electricity? Conducting your own home energy audit is a lot simpler than it may...
03/26/2018

Do you suspect that your home is wasting electricity? Conducting your own home energy audit is a lot simpler than it may seem. You'll discover the best changes to reduce your energy consumption. http://bit.ly/2mLgzlB

If you purchased one of these Lush Life power strips, make sure you return it! They're being recalled for safety reasons...
03/21/2018
Power Strips Recalled: Fire, Shock Hazard

If you purchased one of these Lush Life power strips, make sure you return it! They're being recalled for safety reasons. The power strips were sold at several common home goods stores.

Power strips recall: 6,000 Lush Life designer power strips that were sold at Burlington Coat Factory and other outlets have been recalled.

Did you know that electricity always tries to find the easiest pathway to the ground? Or that it travels at the speed of...
02/28/2018
AE Kids : Fun Facts About Electricity

Did you know that electricity always tries to find the easiest pathway to the ground? Or that it travels at the speed of light? Here are some more unusual electricity facts.

02/19/2018
Keep Your Electric Bills Low

Spring is almost here! Here are some helpful ways to keep your electricity bills in check as the seasons change. Remember to turn on those ceiling fans and unplug items that aren't in use. http://bit.ly/2mOa9C2

Funny odors coming from the outlets and warmth in the outlets... these are all signs of a failing electric system.
02/15/2018
Spotting Signs of Electrical Problems in Home | Home Matters | AHS

Funny odors coming from the outlets and warmth in the outlets... these are all signs of a failing electric system.

Having electricity makes life easier, but do you know how to spot electrical issues in your home? Here are some ways to spot common issues and what to do about them.

If you're putting up drywall, make sure you plan for the electrical boxes! This guide shows you how to cut the drywall f...
02/13/2018
How to Cut for an Electrical Box in Drywall

If you're putting up drywall, make sure you plan for the electrical boxes! This guide shows you how to cut the drywall for an electrical box.

We'll show you how to easily and accurately measure drywall cuts for electrical boxes.

If you still have standard, incandescent bulbs lighting up your yard and garden, it's time for an upgrade. These days, t...
02/07/2018

If you still have standard, incandescent bulbs lighting up your yard and garden, it's time for an upgrade. These days, there are much more efficient outdoor lighting choices. http://bit.ly/2FIi6k5

Is your bathroom safe? Make sure all of your bathroom outlets are GCFIs so nobody gets electrocuted. We wouldn't want a ...
01/30/2018
Design a Safe Bathroom

Is your bathroom safe? Make sure all of your bathroom outlets are GCFIs so nobody gets electrocuted. We wouldn't want a repeat of that scene in "What Women Want."

Tips for designing a safe bathroom.

Installing an over-the-range microwave is not always as straightforward as you'd hope. If you're feeling frustrated, giv...
01/26/2018
How to Install an Over-the-Range Microwave

Installing an over-the-range microwave is not always as straightforward as you'd hope. If you're feeling frustrated, give us a call.

Clear counter space by installing a microwave above your stove. We'll walk you through the steps you should follow to install an over-the-range microwave.

You don't have to understand exactly how your home's electrical system works... that's our job. But it is nice to have a...
01/23/2018
Everything You Need to Now About Your Home's Circuits

You don't have to understand exactly how your home's electrical system works... that's our job. But it is nice to have a basic understanding so that when something goes wrong, you can explain the problem to use clearly.

We'll explain circuit wiring, breakers and fuses, amps and watts, and more.

If you plan on doing minor electrical repairs like replacing a light socket or outlet plate yourself, then you really ne...
01/17/2018
8 Must-Have Electrical Tools

If you plan on doing minor electrical repairs like replacing a light socket or outlet plate yourself, then you really need the right tools. Put away that age-old screwdriver, and upgrade to a safer one with an insulated top.

Basic electrical tools will save you money on simple repairs and should be in every home owner’s toolbox.

Are your security lights really keeping you safe? Make sure all sides of your home are well lit, and consider switching ...
01/15/2018
10 Tips to Maximize Your Outdoor Security Lighting Efforts!

Are your security lights really keeping you safe? Make sure all sides of your home are well lit, and consider switching to solar powered security lights so you don't have to worry about anyone cutting the power.

The goal you are probably trying to accomplish with your outdoor security lighting is to make your home safer from unwanted intruders, right? A dark home is a vulnerable home! Security lighting around your home gives you much more of a chance to...

Changing the lighting can completely transform the look of a room. It's all about choosing the right fixtures and placin...
01/09/2018
See What a Difference the Right Lighting Can Make

Changing the lighting can completely transform the look of a room. It's all about choosing the right fixtures and placing them properly.

See what a difference the right lighting can make with these lighting ideas and projects from HouseLogic for your home’s interior.

Remember that scene in Home Alone where Kevin makes the neighbor think he's having a party by making cardboard cutouts d...
01/04/2018
6 Near-Genius Ways to Fool Burglars Into Thinking You're Home

Remember that scene in Home Alone where Kevin makes the neighbor think he's having a party by making cardboard cutouts dance behind the window shades? These strategies aren't quite that drastic... but they will keep burglars away.

Burglary prevention tips that actually fool burglars into thinking you’re home. Easy high-tech and low-tech DIY home security ideas at HouseLogic.

Do you know how to stay safe around power lines during and after a storm? Never touch anything that is on or near a down...
01/02/2018
Storm Safety - Duke Energy

Do you know how to stay safe around power lines during and after a storm? Never touch anything that is on or near a downed power line, and keep pets and children far away from the area.

We hope you have a healthy and happy 2018!
01/01/2018

We hope you have a healthy and happy 2018!

Today, on a brand new episode of "What Not To Do With Electricity..." Call us if you're having trouble with a connection...
12/27/2017
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Today, on a brand new episode of "What Not To Do With Electricity..." Call us if you're having trouble with a connection. We'll make sure you don't get electrocuted!

Happy holidays from our family to yours!
12/25/2017

Happy holidays from our family to yours!

We really hope this isn't real. Maybe they put the outlet in with the intention of moving the faucet, and they just neve...
12/22/2017
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We really hope this isn't real. Maybe they put the outlet in with the intention of moving the faucet, and they just never got around to it? Does anyone have a more likely explanation?

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