Top 5 Electrical DIY Mistakes

March 21, 2017 by Valerie Griffiths

We live in an age of DIY. It’s a good feeling to do something yourself and be proud of the work you put in, and there is no shortage of inspiration from Pinterest and other outlets. But what if your DIY work created safety risks? With so many nuances to electrical work, that is all […]

Category: Electrical code, Electrical problems, Electrical safety, Residential Electrical Projects


Renovations Rewiring 101

October 5, 2016 by Valerie Griffiths

Consider this: The largest share of homes in Rhode Island were built in the 1950s and designed to accommodate minimal electrical use. The prevalence of computers, entertainment systems, air conditioning and large refrigerators is relatively recent. You can’t expect a home to keep up with modern day electrical needs when it’s just not equipped for […]

Category: Electrical code, Electrical safety, Electrical Service Upgrade, Home renovation


The Facts on Tamper-Resistant Outlets

February 5, 2015 by Valerie Griffiths

Electrical safety is important for everyone, but especially so for parents, grandparents and caretakers of young children. Little ones can be wonderfully curious! And they seem to get their little hands on everything. There is no way for them to know the danger that electricity can present so it’s key to be proactive. Below, Griff […]

Category: Electrical code, Electrical safety

Preventing House Fires With AFCIs

April 27, 2014 by Valerie Griffiths

You’ve heard of AFCIs, but what are they, and why should you care? AFCI stands for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters and they’re the unsung heroes in preventing electrical fires in your home. Here’s a basic rundown of the need-to-knows. Take note, and take it to your local, licensed electrician to make sure your home is safe […]

Category: Electrical code, Electrical safety, Home fire safety
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