Given that the average house changes hands every eight years, rarely does a licensed electrician perform significant work in a house after it’s built.
This means many houses have accumulated a number of electrical hazards as a result of unqualified electrical work being done over the years.
Have a professional provide recommendations and pricing that make sure your renovations or real estate transaction goes smoothly.
Have our fully trained residential specialists perform our whole home safety inspection. This thorough and detailed inspection will cover every aspect of your home’s major systems and provide you with a full, detailed report of any safety hazards that need attention.
Repair or Install
90% of your home’s wiring is concealed behind the walls but there are a few danger signs you should look out for and contact a professional for help:
- Warm to the touch faceplates
- Flickering lights
- Intermittent power
- Circuits that simply don’t work
- Strange noises or smells coming from outlets or switches
Knob & Tube Wiring
Knob and tube wiring is single conductor wire that was used in the late 1800s up until roughly the end of the Second World War.
This wiring is considered unsafe and can create problems satisfying insurance company requirements for many reasons including: ungrounded wiring, insulation deteriorates, original receptacles and switches are not CSA approved.
Aluminum wiring was outlawed in Canada in the late 1970s, because it expands and contracts more than copper wire, which leads to loose connections, arcing, melting and ultimately fire. Beyond safety issues, aluminum wiring can cause challenges regarding the affordability and availability of home insurance.