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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…

Fall Safety Tips

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are piling up higher and there’s a hint of pumpkin spice in the air. This can mean only one thing – Fall is near. This change in weather patterns and temperature will undoubtedly bring new challenges to electrical safety around the household. In order to stay safe and…

5 Tips on Hot Tub Safety and Electrical Requirements

Summer is in full swing which means you’re likely spending more time in a hot tub. If you don’t currently own a hot tub but are considering getting one in the near future, there are some important things to consider before purchasing. It’s a no brainer that water and electricity don’t mix; therefore, adhering to…

Electrical Transformers: What You Need to Know

What is an electrical transformer? Well, chances are you’ve seen one before, possibly without knowing it. They come in all shapes and sizes and there’s likely one in your neighbourhood or possibly even in your toy train set. And no, we’re not referring to any type of extraterrestrial robot. Larger ones are usually grouped together…

Childproofing Your Home From Electrical Hazards

Our dependence on electricity is truly astonishing. In every room of your home you’ll find multiple ways electricity is used that we often take for granted. If not handled with care, electricity can pose serious threats of electric shock and burn. One way that these types of accidents can occur is when babies and children…

Summer Electrical Safety Tips

It’s important to remember while enjoying the summer weather, while outside or around the home, that there could be a variety of electrical hazards lingering. While not obvious at first, these issues could cause very serious (and potentially fatal) injury through electric shock. Our team at Expert Electric has created a list of common outdoor…

What is a twist lock receptacle?

When working in an industrial environment you may have a variety of equipment pieces that are plugged into a standard electrical outlet. If this equipment vibrates, you may find that the cord eventually unplugs itself. In other situations, if the equipment is critical to operations and you find that it is being disconnected frequently it…

Bathroom Exhaust Fans

The 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 the home. The moisture may start the growth of mould and mildew in windowsills and throughout the dry wall. Water damage…

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