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The health and safety of our valued customers and employees is our top priority. As the situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus continues to evolve, we are taking extra measures to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our customers and employees. We are implementing our plans to provide safe and reliable service to you. We have advised our employees of personal hygiene and keeping their distance when visiting.

We ask that if you have a service appointment with us at your home and you are ill or have been out of the country in the past few weeks, please contact us so we can reschedule.

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Common Electrical Code Violations

When it comes to residential electrical projects, you probably shouldn’t do-it-yourself. Many homeowners and even inexperienced electricians make mistakes that could violate local or national electrical codes. See below to find out some common electrical code violations and be sure you aren’t making the same mistakes.


  • Neglecting to install GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) receptacles. These should be installed wherever there is a possibility of water coming into contact with your wiring or outlets.
  • Installing receptacles more than 3 feet away from the outside edge of the sink basin.
  • Placing receptacles on face-up countertops.

General Rooms

  • Spacing receptacles more than 12 feet apart.
  • Not having a receptacle on a wall space that is more than 24 inches wide.
  • No receptacles in hallways that are more than 10 feet long.


  • Not installing GFCI receptacles on countertops.
  • Installing receptacles more than 20 inches above the countertop.
  • Not placing at least one receptacle on an island or peninsula.

At Lon Lockwood Electric we strictly adhere to, and comply with, the local and national electrical codes as dictated by the National Electrical Code (NEC), which is published by the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70). Give us a call when you need professional electrical work in the Rochester area