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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…

How Much Does It Cost to Update Electrical Wiring in an Old House?

When it comes to home electrical systems, it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you live in an old house, it is worth looking into whether or not you might need to replace your wiring in order to protect your home. At Expert Electric, we know how much it costs to update…

What to Do When a Transformer Blows

Transformers are important components to modern urban and suburban electrical setups, and they can be found in just about every North American neighbourhood. When they fail, it can result in a large explosion that has a potentially dangerous aftermath if handled improperly, which is why it is important to know what to do when a…

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters: What are They and How Do They Work?

Many homes have ground fault circuit interrupters installed in power outlets, but few people understand what they are and how they work. Ground fault circuit interrupter outlets (or GFCI outlets) greatly reduce the risk of electrocution by cutting off the flow of electricity in the case of a fault in the circuit. At Expert Electric,…

Repairing Your Electrical System After a Flood

Repairing your electrical system after a flood can be a dangerous and stressful ordeal. Although it is reasonable to want to have your home back to normal after a disaster, there are some steps that should be taken to ensure the safety of you and your family. At Expert Electric, we know the destruction that…

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…