10 Simple Rules to Follow for Extension Cord Safety

10 Simple Rules to Follow for Extension Cord Safety

Be smart about electrical safety and follow these extension cord safety tips when using electrical extension cords outdoors or indoors. These electrical safety tips apply to the proper use of extension cords, power surge protectors, and electrical power strips in your home or in your place of business. 1. Avoid using extension cords near water,…

Outdoor Outlet Protector Tips by Premium Electric

Outdoor Outlet Protector Tips by Premium Electric

For safety reasons, always use an outdoor outlet protector, especially since our electrical outlets are always exposed to our Pacific Northwest wet weather. Outdoor outlets can be just as susceptible as indoor outlets (if not more so) to electrical shorts, faults, and other electrical problems. Contact our electricians if you find any electrical outlet not…

Portable Backup Generator Maintenance Tips by Premium Electric
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Portable Backup Generator Maintenance Tips by Premium Electric

In this post, we’ll look at 10 portable generator maintenance tips that you can use to keep your home generator primed and ready for when you need it. If you rely on a portable backup generator to get you through power outages or natural disasters it’s important to ensure that your backup generator is regularly…

Holiday Electrical Inspection – Safety Tips & Checklist

During every holiday season, it’s important to remain safe by doing a holiday electrical safety inspection of your decorations. The security of your family, home, and belongings may depend upon it. Our Abbotsford electricians have compiled a list of suggestions below; a holiday electrical safety inspection checklist. This will help you determine what to look…

Common Aluminum Wiring Problems in BC Homes
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Common Aluminum Wiring Problems in BC Homes

Aluminum wiring problems in BC occur when the wiring isn’t properly used or has not been properly installed with the right conductors or receptacles. This is particularly true in the branch circuits of a home — circuits that lead to your outlets, switches, and electrical appliances. Aluminum tends to oxidize and studies have shown that aluminum…

Electrical Safety Tips for New Homeowners
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Electrical Safety Tips for New Homeowners

Our Abbotsford electricians have complied this list of electrical safety tips to help you prevent any situation that could precipitate a hazard to your family or your belongings. Electrical safety is important for new homeowners, especially since owning your own home is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make in your lifetime. Use…