Top Ten Wiring Hazards That Endanger Your Life and Your Home

Make electricity your friend. Why? Because the alternative isn't pleasant. It can be a killer, in fact. Things like sparks coming from receptacles or switches, lights that flicker, and circuit breakers that trip for no reason can all be signs of electrical danger....

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Electrical Services You Didn’t Think You Needed, Until…

Electricity is one of those fundamental things we don't think about until suddenly there isn't any. Then, while shivering in the dark, we quickly start to consider the many electrical services that we don't have. When the lights come back on, such thoughts rapidly...

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8 Tips for Hiring the Right Electrical Contractor

So, you need an electrical contractor. You're likely looking for one with a reputation for good work, someone that you feel confident hiring. We think you'll find these tips sensible for hiring not only a reputable electrical contractor but the right one for the...

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Electric Fireplaces: Problems and Solutions

Electric fireplaces are lovely additions to a home, cosmetically and practically speaking. But many things can negatively affect a fireplace’s performance— aside from the obvious one. It’s unplugged! (We all have days like that.) Good news. Electric fireplace problems...

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Has Aluminum Wiring Made Your Home a Safety Hazard?

In North America, aluminum wire was used for wiring entire houses for a short time from the 1960s to the mid-1970s, when copper prices in that period were high. Thousands of homes in Greater Vancouver are still using aluminum wiring. Unfortunately, there are safety...

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