When to Call-in a Licensed Electrician on Your Home Building Project

November 20, 2013 by Valerie Griffiths

Lights, heating, cooling, refrigeration, technology – these are just a few examples of the importance of electricity in any home or building, and in our daily lives. And it should be central to the building process as well! Whether you’re working on a home addition, remodel or brand new construction, it’s crucial to involve a […]


Category: Electrical safety, Residential Electrical Projects

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Reasons to Hire Licensed Electricians in Rhode Island

November 5, 2013 by Valerie Griffiths

“License and registration, please.” This is the first thing you should say to any electrician you’re considering working with. Why? Like most states, Rhode Island requires electricians to be licensed and insured to work in the state – it’s the law.


Category: Electrical safety, Residential Electrical Projects

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Home Electrical Rewiring Q&A

September 3, 2013 by Valerie Griffiths

Electrical rewiring may not be on the top of your to-do list, but perhaps it should be! Nearly half of all residential electrical fires involve electrical wiring, the U.S. Fire Administration reports. If your home is more than 40 years old, investing in updated wiring is crucial to home safety. Read on for answers to […]


Category: Electrical safety, Electrical Service Upgrade

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5 Common Electrical Wiring Mistakes

August 20, 2013 by Valerie Griffiths

Taking care of some home wiring yourself? Be cautious – common electrical wiring mistakes can result in injury or even fire. Here are 5 common wiring mistakes to avoid (or correct, with the help of an electrician!): 1. Circuit Overload PROBLEM: Is a circuit tripping whenever you run two appliances at once? You’re giving it […]


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Home Safety: Answering Your Questions About Knob & Tube Wiring

May 21, 2013 by Valerie Griffiths

What is knob and tube wiring? Knob and tube wiring consists of insulated copper conductors passing through lumber framing drill-holes via protective porcelain insulating tubes. They are supported along their length by nailed-down porcelain knobs. Insulation (or loom) was used to protect the conductors where they entered a lamp or switch, or passed through a wall. […]


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