Overlamping: What You Need to Know

April 3, 2017 by Valerie Griffiths

Overlamping is one of those electrical terms you might not know, but a concept you should definitely be familiar with. Here’s a Q&A to give you the facts on overlamping and how to keep your home, business, and loved ones safe. 1. Q: What is overlamping? A: Every lighting fixture comes with a wattage rating […]


Category: Electrical safety, Home fire safety
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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

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Aluminum Wiring: Why it’s a potential fire hazard

March 16, 2017 by Valerie Griffiths

We live in a world where aluminum abounds, and we never really give it much thought. Aluminum is used in everything from foil to pots and pans, soda cans, and more, known for being an affordable and durable material. Aluminum wiring has even been used in homes. Most residential electrical wiring is copper today, but […]


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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

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6 Things To Do Before You Leave Town

July 7, 2016 by Valerie Griffiths

Vacation-bound? It’s a great time of year for it. We put together a list of six tips to help give your peace-of-mind and a truly worry-free vacation. 1. Unplug. We’re not talking about keeping your cell phone at arm’s length while you’re away (although we highly recommend it). Remember to physically unplug any unneeded electronics in […]


Category: Electrical safety, Interior Lighting

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