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Welcome to Ostrom Electrical and Plumbing

Electrical and Plumbing Services For Roanoke and Surrounding Communities

Ostrom Electrical & PlumbingFor over 15 years we have used a simple approach in serving our clients. We put the best tools in the hands of the best people. Our electricians and plumbers are expertly trained professionals who can quickly diagnose the need, provide you with up front pricing, get the job done right the first time and thoroughly clean the work area.

For all electrical and plumbing services or repairs you can count on Ostrom Electrical & Plumbing for prompt, friendly and professional service. You can trust us - Roanoke's premier electrical and plumbing contractor. All work and your total satisfaction is guaranteed 100%.

When you need electrical or plumbing repairs, installation or upgrades, call us at 540-342-0555.


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Preventing Dangerous Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

Each year thousands of people are sickened by carbon monoxide. Because the CO gas is colorless and odorless, it's important to take steps to prevent CO poisoning in the home.

Never use portable gas or charcoal grills indoors

Ensure that your heating system is operating safely by having an annual cleaning and safety inspection performed. Check appliances and vents for visible soot stains, blockage and corrosion. An improperly vented appliance such as a gas water heater or dryer can cause exhaust fumes to enter the home. Never use a gas oven to heat your home

Install carbon monoxide detectors

It's important that every level of your home have a CO detector installed. The detectors should be installed near bedrooms. When a CO detector detects and elevated level of dangerous gas, an alarm will go off alerting you of potential danger.

If you suspect you have carbon monoxide poisoning

The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include: 

  • Dull headache 
  • Weakness 
  • Dizziness 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Confusion 
  • Blurred vision 
If you experience these symptoms do the following Get out of the home. Seek emergency medical treatment immediately Keep still to conserve oxygen in the blood.
 
What To Do During a Winter Power Outage

What To Do During a Winter Power Outage

While power outages are more common during the summer months when electrical storms are more frequent and the power grid is under stress from hot weather, power outages during the cold winter months present a different kind of risk for homeowners.

Preparing for a winter power outage

  • Check flashlights and portable devices like radios and cell phones to ensure that they are working and fully charged.
  • Have a home emergency kit with food, water and other critical supplies.
  • Keep extra batteries in a safe place or have a solar-powered or hand crank charger available.
  • If a winter storm is coming that may cause a power outage fill your bathtub and spare containers of water. This water can be used to replenish the toilet bowl.
  • Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located.
  • Consider installing a standby power generator to provide power during an outage.

What to do during a winter power outage

  • Let faucets drip a little to relieve pressure and avoid freezing pipes. 
  • Use your car charger to keep your cell phone charged. 
  • Never use outdoor cooking appliances or heaters indoors. They can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  • Use flashlights or other battery-powered lights if possible, instead of candles. If you do use candles, never leave them burning unattended. 

 

What Your Neighbors Are Saying ...

On April 1st (April fools day - go figure) my wife called me at work telling me there was smoke coming from our service panel. After advising her to contact the local fire department and having the meter pulled I left work to start what appeared to be a not so good vacation. With no power to find an electrician on my computer I had to do a search through my blackbery and OSTROM Electrical popped up. After talking with Steve, he had a service tech at my house within an hour. 4.5 hours later we had a new service panel, junction box, wiring and most off all, "POWER". I was surprised at how professional Daniel was on the install and how fast. I couldn't beleive this was happening to me on a Friday right before I was to start my vacation. I have recommended OSTROM to every one I know since that day. Now I am covered under their partner program and feel better knowing that I am under the umbrella of OSTROM Electrical. Thouroghly impressed by their service ...

Thank you for your quick response ...

– The Oedel's

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