How Many Outlets Should I Have In Each Room?

Q: How many outlets should I have in each room?

A: Generally, you need to have an outlet every six feet.

This is common in living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms.

In the kitchen and bathroom, a few more electrical outlets might be required to run all the appliances.

Outlets in living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms are placed […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

How does a ground-fault circuit interrupter outlet work?

That outlet is called a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). It’s there to protect people from electrical shock, so it is completely different from a fuse.

The question on appliance plugs talks about fuses. The idea behind a fuse is to protect a house from an electrical fire. If the hot wire were to accidentally touch the […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Bad Electrical Wiring: A Tragedy Waiting to Happen

The electrical system of any home, in the United States or anywhere else in the world, is vital to the normal functioning of a house and its inhabitants. It just follows then, that bad electrical wiring is a very big hazard to both life and property of the homeowners. All it takes is a spark […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Blog, Electrical|0 Comments
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Federal Pacific: These Faulty Circuit Breakers are Known to Cause Fire

By Chris Glorioso and Tom Burke

Circuit breakers are designed to keep you and your family safe from fire, but one brand of breaker might not only fail to protect your family – it could actually cause a fire.

“There’s thousands of them out there,” Clifton, N.J. Fire Chief Vince Colavitti told NBC 4 New York’s I-Team. “It’s […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Blog, Electrical|0 Comments
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Private Utility Locating: Locating the Underground Lines You Own

Thinking of calling JULIE?  Know the difference between public and private utility locating.

Are you planning on running electricity to your garage or shed? Installing an underground sprinkler system? Digging up or extending the parking lot for your office building or restaurant? In order to do any of these things — or numerous other construction projects […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Blog, Underground Locating|0 Comments