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Expert Electric Blog - Electrical Safety

Why Do My Lights Flicker?

Flickering lights are a common occurrence, especially in older homes; however, the fact that this is a common occurrence should not prevent you from seeking the aid of a licensed electrician. Lights can flicker for a variety of reasons, and an electrician can help you get to the bottom of the problem and keep your…

Should Fuse Boxes Be Replaced?

Many older homes have outdated electrical systems that are no longer installed in new homes due to updated electrical codes and standards. While some of these are extremely dangerous and should be replaced as soon as possible, others are simply outdated and can continue to be used. At Expert Electric, one of the questions we…

When to Update Your Home’s Electrical Panel

The electrical panel is often referred to as the brain of the home’s electrical system because it is the centre of all electrical activity. It dispenses power through each of the home’s circuits and works to ensure that power is automatically shut off to any interior wires that get overloaded in order to prevent electrical…

How to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

A bathroom is a place full of moisture and humidity. If this moisture is allowed to sit in the air for too long without being vented it can cause damage to the structure of your home, as moisture may enable the growth of mould and mildew in windowsills and throughout drywall. For this reason, every…

Common Electrical Problems in Older Buildings

Whether you are dealing with an old house or an aging commercial building, there are many problems that can occur with electrical systems in older structures. At Expert Electric, we know that it is often necessary to replace certain aspects of electrical systems in older buildings to improve function and ensure safety, and we offer…

How Long do Power Outages Last?

Having a good idea of how long power outages last will help ensure that you are properly prepared for when the lights go out. At Expert Electric, we understand how important it is to not only properly prepare for a power outage but also to know what to do during a power outage. That is…

Licensed Electrician Tips: Home Electrical Safety for Winter

Although the winters that we get in BC’s lower mainland do not compare to those seen throughout the rest of Canada, the season still comes with difficulties and hazards. Between significant rainfall, ice, and the occasional wind or snowstorm, winter brings weather that can create further dangers in the form of electrical hazards. At Expert…

Preparing for a Power Outage

Whether you live in an area prone to power outages or you are located on a reliable grid, it is incredibly important to prepare for a power outage before one happens. If you have emergency supplies on hand to deal with a power outage, you will be equipped to avoid emergency situations and be able…

Christmas Holiday Electrical Safety Reminders – Expert Electric

Christmas is just around the corner and, with all of the joy that comes with decorating and preparing for the holiday season, it can be easy to forget about some of the safety standards that would not be overlooked at any other time of year. The parties, decorations, food, family, friends, and fun can often…

Common Causes of a Tripped Circuit

There are a variety of causes that could trigger a circuit breaker. Some of these causes are fairly harmless but others could be putting your home in danger. For this reason, it is important to know the common causes of a tripped circuit. At Expert Electric, our team of fully licensed and experienced electricians are…

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