2019’s Top Trends for Electricians

As we near the halfway point of 2019, it’s a good time to take a look at what’s happening in our industry. Here at Polk Electric, we want our electrical contractors to stay on top of the latest trends so that they can provide the best possible service to all of our customers. Here are … [Read more…]

May Is Electrical Safety Month

Electrocution, burns, and shocks are electrical injuries that can be avoided by following basic safety rules. The month of May is designated as Electrical Safety Month by the Electrical Safety Foundation International. During this observance, the Rock Hill, SC electricians at Polk Electric want to remind you about precautions you should take when dealing with any type … [Read more…]

Safety Tips for Spring Storms

Spring storms are pretty common here in the Rock Hill, York County, and Lancaster County area. They bring with them the potential for heavy winds, flooding rains, and lightning. All of these things can lead to power outages. The residential and commercial electricians at Polk Electric want you to be prepared for spring storms by knowing how to … [Read more…]

Get Ready for Spring Storms With Backup Generators

Spring officially arrives next week, although Mother Nature doesn’t seem to have gotten that memo! Between the weekend snow and last week’s warm weather, it’s hard to tell what’s coming next. But the thunderstorms we experienced last week are a good reminder that the risk of severe weather will increase as we go into the … [Read more…]

Prepare Your Business for an Electrical Outage

As a 24/7 commercial electrician in South Carolina, we get all types of calls for service. One of the most critical reasons we’re called to a business is for a power outage. These outages can happen for many reasons. Some are out of our control, like downed power lines from an auto accident or a severe … [Read more…]

A Commercial Electrician’s Tips for Saving Energy This Winter

When you’re running a business, you’re always mindful of the bottom line. You need to keep an eye on expenses and avoid waste wherever you can. Your electric bill is one place where making just a few small changes can have a big payoff. As a full-service commercial electrician, we’ve gotten lots of questions over the … [Read more…]

3 Things Your Residential Electrician Wants You to Know

When you hire a contractor to work at your home, it’s usually because you don’t have the knowledge, experience, or time to complete the job yourself. But that doesn’t mean you’re not interested in how the work is done. This is especially true for homeowners who hire a residential electrician. You see, electricity is a … [Read more…]

4 Ways to Save Energy in Your Home This Winter

No one wants to pay more money than they have to for their electricity. This is especially true during the winter months, when people want to spend money on the holidays, travel, and other enjoyable activities. Here are a few simple things a residential electrician can do around the house to help you save money all … [Read more…]

Flood Damage? Call a Residential Electrician.

Devastating flooding has been in the headlines more often than we’d like. Just when many of our neighbors in South Carolina had recovered from last year’s floods, they’re dealing with more damage from Hurricane Matthew. Seeing this happen twice in two years may make you wonder what you would do if this happened to you. Your … [Read more…]

Your Local 24/7 Electrician

Welcome to Polk Electric! We’re starting this blog as a way to stay in touch with our customers. We’ll let you know about our electrician services and help you learn about issues related to the electrical systems in your home or office. First, we’d like to tell you just a little bit about us. We’ve … [Read more…]