For Safety’s Sake: Room-by-Room Electrical Code Requirements

For Safety’s Sake: Room-by-Room Electrical Code Requirements

Your call to an electrician could be for any of a multitude of reasons. People contact electrical contractors for everything from wiring installation in newly constructed or newly-renovated homes and buildings, to the installation of new ceiling fans, to home security...
Has Aluminum Wiring Made Your Home a Safety Hazard?

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...
Electric Space Heater Placement Tips for Comfort and Safety

Electric Space Heater Placement Tips for Comfort and Safety

There’s a time and place for everything, so the saying goes. Electric space heaters probably didn’t pop into your mind just now. But the adage applies to them, too. The right timing and placement of electric portable or “space” heaters is...
5 Signs It’s Time to Call an Electrician

5 Signs It’s Time to Call an Electrician

When is it a good time to call an electrician? Let’s start out with when it’s NOT a good time to call an electrician– when your house or business is on fire. That would be sign you should have called an electrician yesterday. Or last month, or last...