*Complete wiring of new homes or businesses , Wiring for all types of renovations, Energy-efficient lighting
*Emergency generating systems for short or long-term power outages, Upgrading panels from fuses to breakers, plus upgrades to higher service amperage
*Pool and hot tub wiring
*Wiring for electric heat including radiant in-floor and heat pumps, Wiring for air conditioning units
*Troubleshooting & Power Outages, Upgrades & Repairs, Surge Protection
, Home Safety Inspections
*Knob & Tube Replacement, Fuse/Breaker Replacements, Electric Water Heaters, Separate Metering
*Security Lighting, Ceiling Fan Installation and Maintenance, Doorbells, Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors
*Appliance Circuits, Electric Heating, Exhaust Fans, Attic Fan
*Service Panel Maintenance / Upgrades, Holiday Metering
, Service Upgrades 100 amp, 200 amp and 400 amp overhead or underground
*Pot Lights Interior and Exterior low voltage or line voltage, Landscape Light posts, accent lighting, exterior receptacles
100 amp electrical service: The main circuit breaker identifies the amperage capacity of the electrical panel. There will be a number on the electrical panel telling you what the amp capacity is. For example, 100 or 150 could be listed beside the panel. 100 amp is the minimum allowed by today’s code. 150 amps, 200 amps, and 400 amps are among other standard available sizes.
Amps or Amperes: A unit that measures the rate of electrical flow (electrical current).
Check Older Homes for Needed Updates
Rewiring your home by replacing outdated equipment, we get you back in service and up to code.
Ontario's Building Code for consumer services supplied underground,
(a) a 2 in. IPS steel, aluminum, copper or PVC conduit shall be attached to the bottom of the meter-mounting device
and shall terminate in the earth at a point at least 900 mm (2 ft 11 in) below grade and a conduit bushing shall be
attached to the conduit in the earth, and
(b) the conductors on the line side of the meter and those on the load side of the meter shall not be installed in the same
Second only to water penetration in basements and crawl spaces, improper electrical wiring is one of the major home defects. This includes such situations as insufficient electrical service to the house, inadequate overload protection, and amateur, often dangerous, wiring connections.
Between 2007 and 2011 the ignition sources in other structure fires were:
9% heating/cooling; 9% electrical distribution equipment – wiring; 10% miscellaneous, which includes exposure fires, natural causes, chemical reactions
Old main panels have limitations on available space to add circuits or they have fuses (some insurance carriers will not insure a property that has fuses). Some old panels have had circuits added and have maxed out (most old panels are maxed out when the original construction was completed). Many old panels are of inferior quality and simply stop working and need to be replaced.
Outdated Grounding Techniques
Often an older building has poor or no working local electrical ground, relying instead on the incoming neutral wire from the electrical service.
Modern electrical grounding at residential properties requires use of one or more grounding electrodes connected by an un-spliced wire between the electrode and the ground and neutral bus in the main electrical panel.
Make Yourself Aware of Serious Problems
Electrocution still a major cause of death or serious accidents among construction workers. To make it even worst Do-It-Yourself publishers have been making mistakes and consumers may pay the price. 52,000 DIY books, sold in Canada, about electrical repair were recalled recently because mistakes in their diagrams and instruction can lead to “electrical shock or fire hazard”.
This Is Just Wrong!
The Electrical Safety Authority recommends you ensure that anyone you hire has a valid ECRA/ESA Electrical Contractor Licence
This ensures that they:
*are fully insured
*will arrange permits
*are qualified to perform the type of electrical work you require
*can offer a Certificate of Inspection
*can provide references
*will provide a written cost estimate of the work
Watch for Signs
What are the warning signs that tell you there may be a problem with your wiring and you should bring in a pro? Flickering lights. Breakers that always trip. Fuses that always blow. A burning smell coming from appliances or in rooms. Discoloured wall outlets. Outlets that spark. Outlets and switches that are hot to the touch. They're all signs that tell you something is wrong with the electrical in your home.