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


Home Buyers’ Guide: Electrical Pitfalls and How to Manage Them

July 14, 2015 by Valerie Griffiths

Let’s face it: there’s enough stress involved in the home buying process as it is. Worrying about electrical problems shouldn’t be one of them, but unfortunately, problems arise. The way you handle them is key. It’s important to keep things in perspective to maintain a positive relationship with the sellers. Here we identify the top […]

Category: Electrical safety, Electrical Service Upgrade, Residential Electrical Projects

Avoid These Home Electric Shock Hazards

June 17, 2014 by Valerie Griffiths

Time to brush up on some basics! It shouldn’t shock you that there are a few need-to-knows when it comes to home electrical safety. Simple precautions can help keep your family—and property—much safer in the long run. Electrical shocks happen when your body becomes part of an electric circuit. You’re a great conductor of electricity, […]

Category: Electrical safety, Electrical Service Upgrade


Griff Electric Featured on Libby Kirwin’s Blog!

December 23, 2013 by Valerie Griffiths

One of our favorite types of work is restoring old Newport homes. Our friend Libby Kirwin is a realtor here on Aquidneck Island who does some impressive work modernizing and updating Victorians. Recently, she asked us to help out with a new project at 8 Elliott Place in Newport. We all agreed the results were […]

Category: Electrical Service Upgrade, Home renovation, Interior Lighting, Kitchen lighting, Residential Electrical Projects


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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