Thursday, April 25, 2013

Extent Of Extension Cords

This Fire Was Caused By Extension Cord 

This fire was caused by an extension cord. The extension cord was used because the lack of outlets in a bedroom. 

Adding an outlet to every wall can avoid hazardous situations associated with improper use of extension cords. The safe way to go is to assure you have enough receptacles to accommodate the amount of appliances  used in each room, other suggestions would be to arrange your rooms furniture so that the use of an extension cord is not necessary. If you must use an extension cord  limit the use to only when the appliance is in use and disconnect immediately after use. Generation 3 Electric wants every home to be safe as possible.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Continuing the Tradition of Giving Back to our Community with GEN4!

Beautifying Our Community
PSCA Spring Clean-Up Day with Baby Rose, GEN4

The Passyunk Square Civic Association participated in the City’s annual Spring Clean-Up event, Saturday April 14th. GEN3 Electric was there again to help the community: sweep up street trash and recyclables, remove impacted leaves and debris from gutters and drains, pull grass and weeds, and distribute recycling bins. Owners of GEN3, residents and PSCA members, Bill and Debbie Lutz were on-site supporting the clean-up efforts but, more importantly, teaching their daughter, Baby Rose, how important it is to get out with her neighbors to make Philadelphia beautiful!

GEN3 Electric is Philly’s friendly neighborhood electricians, always eager to share information with other Philadelphia homeowners on how to update the electrical wiring in older homes and give energy efficient home improvement ideas. Everyone at GEN3 knows that giving a little back to the community will help keep the neighborhood thriving with happy residents and businesses alike.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Securing Loose Wires


When purchasing an older home, Most of the time you will find lots of loose wires and cables throughout the basement. When coming into a situation like that, you must keep in mind that you don't know what those wires were being used for, or if the wires are still in some use.

It is never wise or safe to cut loose wires, if they are in the way try to secure them by tying them together or getting them out of the way the best you can.
Sometimes we find devices that are in bad shape, but are hard wired, its never in your best interest to attempt to disconnect or deal with such things if you come across them in your home, especially if you have no knowledge as to what the device is...

The best way to be safe and to secure your wires is to call the professionals. We have a team of licensed professionals to assist you in these type of situations. we can safely test remove and secure loose wires and devices, making your home is free of any shock or electrocution hazards that loose or even live wires can cause.   

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lighting Effects Pictures

The best part of home improvement is that it improves your home...



So when considering home improvement consider the big differences a light can make...

Monday, April 8, 2013


Generation 3 Electric works hard to find new ways to keep our customers safe and happy. Now as the warmer weather approaches, the demand for Electrical Inspections rise. G3E has now improved the way we educate our customers about their electrical systems. G3E now offers a more thorough "Electrical Inspection Report" and with this new report, It informs the customer exactly what is going on within the homes electrical systems. The Electrical Inspection Report will inform the customer what is a hazard and what is not, and in a customer friendly way that can easily be understood by the homeowner. No electrician talk. We have also incorporated a "grading system", just like when in school "A" being the best and "F" being the worst... Easy enough?...
 Electrical Inspection

 Electrical Inspections are ideal for new home purchases, those looking to sell the home, those looking to upgrade or install a new electrical source or lighting, and those just simply looking to assure the safety of the homes Electrical System. It is always good to know what you system can and can't handle.

So when you are ready to have your home's Electrical Inspection feel free to give us a call and we will come and do a thorough inspection and address any concerns you may have with your system, Our techs will check every electrical source and inspect it for safety...

Testing Outlet For Electrical Report

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Table Lighting

How to Install Table lighting under a skylight

A two story light well can produce some special challenges when it comes to table lighting. One of the best ways to overcome this is to install low voltage cables and hang some pendants off the cables. This type of system works off a 12 or 24 volt power supply. The cables themselves are live conductors. The low voltage makes it possible to have the metal exposed.