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Best of the Best: Polk County 2016

Cross Wired Electrical Services, LLC was recognized as the “Best of the Best” in Polk County for Electrical Contracting!  We were humbled by this prestigious award.  We could not have accomplished this without our amazingly talented team. Thank you to our clients, friends, and family for your endless love and support!!

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And the winner is…


…Kim Hancock!!  Congratulations! You’re the lucky winner in the first of our ‘guess where’ lighting game!

Kim’s name was drawn after she correctly guessed The Cookie Jar in downtown Bartow as owner of the brilliant ‘CAKE’ sign.  The Cookie Jar is a fantastic bakery serving breakfast, lunch, and delicious desserts.  We love The Cookie Jar because they embrace the idea of ‘dessert first.’  You can pop in and have fresh made meal or a sweet treat for that afternoon pick-me-up.  OR they will package it up to-go style so you can actually have your cake and eat it too!

We would like to encourage everyone to check out this locally owned and operated gem.  Take a peek at their online menu here or stop in and see what they’ve got waiting for you in the display cases.

Great desserts speak to any age and every language.  So consider stopping in the next time you need to find a treat that says ‘I love you’ or ‘I love me.’ 😉  They are fluent in cookie!








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Bright Idea: Updated Lighting

Updated lighting is a quick way to freshen up a dated room and a great way to save a few dollars on the electric bill. Unattractive cords and fixtures can muddle the beauty of the china kept in the intricately carved hutch or take away from the polished cherry wood table parked beneath it.

Candlelit dinner may be a romantic option, but it’s just too hot in Florida to eat by open flame each night.  Crisp, clean lighting can be the ideal way to accent a room laden with your most prized possessions.  Like crazy socks and funky glasses, it can be the perfect way to say ‘This is me.’

We all know that a house isn’t a home until you’ve filled it with love and memories -and the smell of fresh baked cookies.  While we can’t assist with the baking, we can help you with lighting design to create a space that says ‘This is me.’  Trade in your candlesticks and messy cords and let’s brighten your house to make it a home.


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Many are gathering ingredients and dusting off grandma’s secret family recipes for the upcoming feast. As we prepare to spend time with our families and friends this holiday season, we have been overwhelmed by a spirit of thankfulness. While it is not quite Thanksgiving Day, we could not let another day go by without expressing our gratitude to our families, clients, and employees – all of which we consider friends. Thank YOU for your loving support! Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving!!

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Before you sign…

… get an electrical inspection!

Good news, (great news, really) the housing market is on the rise! However, from time to time new homeowners find that their dream home has turned into a nightmare, electrically speaking, not in a creepy movie kind of way. Basic home inspections may not find problematic wires or undersized panels.

If your new abode was built 30 years ago OR has had remodel work done within the last 10 years, you should spring for an electrical inspection before you close the deal. Just because the lights come on doesn’t mean everything is mechanically sound within the home. Homeowners tend to be ‘creative’ when adding switches or circuits, and that can lead to major, costly, damage down the road.

Be an informed buyer! If an electrical inspection comes back with issues this can, in some cases, be used to negotiate a lower price due to extra expenses. These issues should be mediated by a licensed electrician. I hear Cross Wired Electrical is excellent. 😉

Unless, of course, you are the type that likes to learn that you mustn’t run the hair dryer, TV, and microwave at the same time…or the ceiling fan will short. While the mystery might be fun for the sleuth addicts, it’s dangerous. Plus you won’t be able to pop popcorn, blow dry your hair, stay cool, and watch TV at the same time. And let’s be honest, that’s pretty much camping.

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Christmas Gifts, Outlet Wars

After Christmas, your belt might not be the only thing straining. Thousands of people give/receive gifts involving plugs – plugs needing a place to get their juice. Don’t fall victim to playing a large-scale game of Tetris in your kitchen, office, or bedroom to ensure everything gets powered up. (Though it might be a great after-Christmas-workout, we’ve got a better solution!) We can add outlets and size the breakers to custom fit your needs.

Give us a call today, and we’ll make sure anything that depends on electricity to survive can do so without leaving you in the midst of a migraine and sore back. Besides you’ve got a few more days to kick that resolution into high gear, so save the backache for later!

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Tis the Season…for extension cord madness

Tis the season to overload our breakers!! Don’t create a fire hazard by shoving string after string of twinkling lights into one outlet! If lights are dimming and flickering, it’s likely you’ve got too much plugged in. Thousands of fires are caused every year during the holidays due to over accessorizing trees and roof tops. Unsure about the safety of your extension cord madness? Call us, and we’ll make sure your holidays are fire free! Electrically fire free that is – no guarantee the goose won’t get overdone by Christmas-dinner-hosting newbies. 😉

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Christmas Lighting

The holidays are quickly approaching!! Time is certainly a valuable commodity as we enter the Christmas season. Don’t be the scrooge on your block left in the dark! Let Cross Wired handle all your Christmas lighting needs! We will hang your lights, maintain them throughout the season, and package them up for use next year. Check one more thing off your long ‘to-do’ list. Call for an estimate today, as we will book up early!

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Storm Readiness

Hurricane season has officially started! Are you ready to weather the storms?

Storm preparedness is essential in protecting your home and possessions. Don’t fall victim to the fierce Florida storms; guard your home with appropriate surge protectors. Surge protection can shield your valuable items from damage and you from the headache of spending hundreds or thousands replacing ruined appliances and technology equipment.

Who wants to sit for days without electricity? Generators can be sized to fit your needs; whether you want one large enough to power every outlet or just enough to run your AC and refrigerator. Don’t be left in the dark this Hurricane season! Let Cross Wired Electrical Services ease your electrical worries and take the scary out of the storms.

Call us for an estimate to get your home hurricane ready today!

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