Expert Electric Blog - Electrical Safety

Common Electrical Hazards in the Workplace

We have compiled a list of potential electrical hazards in the workplace that you can watch out for to ensure that your work environment is as safe as possible. Here at Expert Electric, we believe that nobody should be putting themselves at unnecessary risk when going to work, and that is why we offer commercial…

Licensed Electrician Tips: Childproofing Your Home

These simple licensed electrician tips for childproofing your home can help you protect your kids from potential electrical hazards. At Expert Electric, we want to help ensure that your home is as safe as possible. That is why we offer a wide range of residential electrical services that can help create a safer living environment…

Power Surge Protection: How it Works

A power surge is an increase in voltage flowing through your electrical units that rise above the standard voltage levels (120 Volts). These surges can be caused by lightning, high-powered electrical devices (elevators, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc), faulty wiring or even problems with your utility company’s equipment. Inevitably, these are all occurrences that we cannot prevent ourselves, so how can you protect your home and equipment from these damaging power surges?

How to Reset Your Home’s Breaker

At Expert Electric, we know that blowing a fuse or tripping a circuit breaker is a relatively common issue. That is why our team of licensed electricians have put together some simple instructions on how to reset your home’s breaker that will not only help you restore power but will also keep you safe in…

12 Electrical Safety Tips for Kids

As every parent knows, kids are curious by nature, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep kids away for things that they should not be playing with. At Expert Electric, we want to make sure that your kids are safe around anything and everything electric. That’s why the licensed electricians at Expert Electric want…

Electrical Safety Tips for Spring

Even though it may not quite feel like it in the Lower Mainland, Spring has officially arrived. Each season, the licensed electricians at Expert Electric like to pass along some general electrical safety tips to keep everyone safe around electrical equipment and wiring. As Spring rolls in, the sunshine comes out and people tend to spend…

How to Prepare for Power Outages and Power Failures

With many parts of British Columbia receiving record breaking amounts of snow and extreme weather conditions this winter, it is important to review some proper power outage protocol and safety measures. Although most power outages only last a few hours, it is always important to be properly prepared for outages lasting longer. The licensed electricians…

Standby Emergency Generator Installations

As expected this year, the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland’s Winter has lived up to the hype. With arctic outflow warnings and extremely strong winds on the horizon, the likelihood of power outages occurring has increased tenfold. One of the best solutions to the threat of power outages is a standby emergency generator installation. The…

Winter Safety Tips

As you have likely noticed, Winter is well on its way in the Greater Vancouver area and Lower Mainland. With heavy snowfall and stormy weather predicted for this upcoming Winter season, it’s important for residents in these areas to brush up on all electrical safety procedures and best practices. The licensed electricians at Expert Electric…

Outdoor Electrical Safety

As we transition into Fall and Winter, there will be plenty of new outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. It is important to remember that, there will also be new challenges associated with outdoor electrical safety. The piling of up leaves and falling of snow can create unpredictable electrical hazards around the home. Keeping safe…

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