7 Reasons Why the Breaker Keeps Tripping

If the breaker keeps tripping in your home or at your business, it may be a sign that the electrical load is too high on the circuit breaker. If each time you reset it you end up with a tripped circuit breaker, immediately stop trying to reset it. Resetting electrical breakers that continually trip could…

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Protecting Your Kids – 10 Electrical Safety Tips for Homeowners

Electrical Safety & Baby-Proofing Your Home In this post, we want to share some tips about electrical safety for kids; helpful tips for every parent to ensure you protect yourself and your family. If you have young children at home, most likely you started electric baby proofing the home quite early. However, as your children…

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Downed Power Lines – Safety Tips

Downed Power Lines – BC Hydro says, “If it’s down, it’s a danger. Stay back and dial 911.” If you come across downed power lines or cables, always assume that they are live and dangerous. Always stay back a safe distance from downed electrical wires; at least 10 metres (33 feet). There are several live…

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Checking Electrical Wiring in Older Homes

Checking old home electrical wiring should be a priority if you live in an older home or if you are thinking of buying one. Do you live in an older home? If so, have you ever had anyone do an electrical wiring safety check? Having an electrical wiring inspection done may be something that most…

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ABC Fire Extinguisher for Electrical Fires

Every home should have a class ABC fire extinguisher for electrical fires. Homes should also have a Co2 and smoke alarm on every floor of the house. Having the proper home safety fire extinguishers on hand (including a class ABC fire extinguisher) can protect you and your home should you have a small electrical fire….

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Why Is My Electrical Outlet Not Working?

If you have an electrical outlet not working would you know what to do? What if it is a GFCI outlet that keeps tripping and won’t reset? Whether your electrical outlet is located outside, or inside in the kitchen or bathroom, there can be many reasons why your electrical outlet is not working. In some cases,…

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5 Things You Need to Do in Electrical Emergencies

Do you have an electrical emergency plan in place to help protect your home and family? What to Do If You Smell Burning or See Smoke Everyone may have different ideas about what constitutes an electrical emergency. While having no power or lights might be an inconvenience for some, electrical emergencies such as damaged wires…

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Downed Power Line On A Car – 10 Critical Steps to Take

If you have a downed power line on a car you must assume that the power line is live. Also, do you know what you should do if you encounter a BC Hydro downed power line while driving? In this post, our Abbotsford electricians offer safety tips to help keep you and those you love…

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What Is the Difference Between AC and DC Current?

In this post, our electricians discuss AC vs DC current so you can learn more about how alternating current and direct current works, how they differ, and how both are used in real-life applications. Electronics are now a staple in every household, but have you ever stopped to think about the type of electricity that…

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Tips on Electrical Wiring for Home Office

The pandemic has forced many people to work remotely so it isn’t surprising that requests are coming in for help with electrical wiring for a home office. This is a trend that doesn’t seem to be waning. According to a 2020 Flex jobs survey on Remote Work Statistics: 65% would like to work from home…

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