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Electrical inspections by Mississauga Ontario certified licensed electricians.
(647) 694-3757 Mississauga Clarkson, Lorne Park , Port Credit.
Electrical inspections are required to comply with requirements of the Electricity Act 1998 and the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (Ontario Regulation 10/02). It is the law. All electrical installations, renovations, and alterations are required to have an electrical inspection.
Insurance companies quite often will require a certificate of inspection from a licensed electrician for houses with Knob and Tube or Aluminum wiring.
Knob and Tube wiring in Canadian surrounding homes built prior to 1950 and Aluminum Wiring in houses constructed after that to the mid 1970's is often a safety concern.
Homes wired with aluminum wire manufactured before 1972 are 55 times more likely to have one or more connections reach Fire Hazard Conditions than are houses wired with copper. Post 1972 aluminum wire is also a concern."
Our electrical company will perform-Electric safety inspection for home buyers to reduce insurance premiums
-Reports for Real Estate and Insurance agents
Certified by a Licensed Electrician Report could greatly reduce home owner's insurance premiums.
We do home electrical inspections in the following areas of Ontario.
Mississauga Oakville Milton Burlington Streetsville GTA Toronto Ont.
Most people rarely have to go to their homes electrical panel, this piece of equipment has a crucial job. It distributes the homes electricity from outside your house to wherever you need it inside your residence.
circuit in your home connects back to the electrical panel
through a multitude of wires. You might also refer to your
homes electrical panel as the circuit breaker panel or fuse
Just like any other piece of equipment in your home, the
electrical panel will eventually need an update or a panel
replacement. Postponing the replacement can increase the risk
of an electrical fire, so make sure to keep an eye out for
the following signs.
SIGNS THAT YOU MAY NEED TO REPLACE YOUR ELECTRICAL circuit
If you see the following tell tale sighs do not wait to
contact a licensed electrician to inspect your electrical
Signs of Burning or Scorch Marks on the panel.
If there are burn marks where a circuit break connects inside
your panel, this could signal a serious problem. Electricity
may be arcing (or jumping) over a loose connection in the
panel—which is a severe fire hazard—and that arcing could be
making those scorch marks. It’s also possible that your panel
is undersized for your home’s power demands.
2. Melted Wires
You may smell the wire insulation melting before you see it.
When electrical wires melt, they can give off a burning smell
or a distinctly “fishy” or urine-like odor.
If the panel’s wires have melted, it doesn’t necessarily mean
that something was wrong with your panel. It’s normal for the
insulation to break down over time after years of heating up
and cooling down. However, ruined wire insulation is a
dangerous problem because it allows electricity to arc, which
could eventually start a fire.
3. Panel Is Rusting
If the equipment is rusting, that means water has somehow
made contact with it (a roof leak, plumbing leak, etc.).
Water and electricity do not mix, and the result can be
extremely dangerous. Not only should you replace your panel,
but you must also determine how the water damage occurred so
that you can prevent the problem from happening again.
4. Flickering or Dimming Lights
A momentary flicker is typically no cause for concern.
However, if your lights are consistently dimming or
flickering when certain appliances switch on, this is a good
indication that your electrical panel is underpowered.
OTHER REASONS TO REPLACE YOUR ELECTRICAL PANEL
Even if your panel is not damaged or causing issues
currently, we strongly recommend a replacement if any of the
following circumstances apply to you.
1. Adding a New High-Powered Appliance
Even if your panel has been working just fine up until now,
it might now be able to take on the power demands of a new,
large appliance. Most homes nowadays have 200 amps of power
to work with. If you own an older home with only 60 amps or
even 100 amps, you may need to upgrade your panel before you
can upgrade your appliances.
2. Panel Still Has Fuses
There are a few compelling reasons to upgrade your old fuse
box to a circuit breaker panel:
Convenience. Instead of needing to replace a fuse every time
a circuit overloads, you can simply flip a switch—much
Money. Blown fuses must be replaced. There’s no need to
replace any pieces or parts in a circuit breaker panel if
Safety. There’s definite room for user error with a fuse box.
Putting in a fuse with the wrong amperage can result in an
electrical fire. Circuit breakers also trip faster than
fuses, which can be crucial in preventing an electrical fire.