Electrical News

  • Mobile Home Re-certification

    August 21, 2018

    Mobile home living is providing new and affordable opportunities for home ownership in BC. With the high cost of real estate throughout the Lower Mainland, home buyers have discovered that a mobile/manufactured home can offer very affordable options. Some mobile or manufactured home parks offer seniors only, or family oriented communities, complete with club house, community swimming pool and tennis... READ MORE

  • Electrical Permits are Important

    July 18, 2018

    Electrical permits are important to everyone and not just your insurance company. A recent conversation with a local electrical inspector has reaffirmed what our electricians have been explaining to homeowners for years. If regulated electrical work is completed without an electrical permit in place, your homeowner’s insurance policy will be compromised. An insurance claim will... READ MORE

  • BBB Torch Awards for 2018

                On June 7, 2018, the Lower Mainland BC Better Business Bureau hosted the ceremonies for the BBB Torch Awards for 2018. The BBB Torch Awards are the BBB’s highest honor. These awards bring attention to a very select number of local businesses whose daily practices strive to provide a high... READ MORE

  • Electrical Danger Warning Signs

    June 27, 2018

    These Electrical Danger warning signs are universally recognized symbols for electrical danger. This means that Canadians will recognize these signs during holiday travels or business trips to other countries. Implementing this visual universal language for electrical danger means everyone will understand the warning message that the signage conveys. Where will you see Electrical Danger warning signs? Signage can be found... READ MORE

  • Flooding and Electricity

    May 11, 2018

    The concern regarding flooding and electricity tends to come up most often in springtime. That’s because spring is considered to be Flood Season in most parts of Canada. The reality is that any home can be affected by flooding, and at any time of year. Since flooding and electricity is always a dangerous combination, some basic electrical... READ MORE

  • Counterfeit Electrical Products

    Are you wondering if your online purchase is a counterfeit electrical product? As a residential electrical service company, Blue Crest Electric electricians are frequently asked to install customer supplied lighting fixtures in BC’s Lower Mainland homes and businesses. Our electricians are always happy to assist with this task, except when the fixture is lacking the required CSA,... READ MORE

  • Modern Homes Burn Faster

    March 22, 2018

    Modern Homes Burn Faster An alarming statistic has revealed that modern homes burn faster than homes built 30 years ago. An Underwriters Laboratory study indicates that occupants in newer homes have less than three minutes to escape a burning building versus 17 minutes from older homes. This is a significant difference. With this new information,... READ MORE

  • A Rusty Panel Needs Attention

    February 20, 2018

    This rusty panel certainly needs professional attention. It has been subjected to humidity for so long that a slug has moved in and taken up residence. To function safety, an electrical panel needs to be kept clean and dry, so this slug needs to be evicted today. Rust and corrosion inside the panel are very damaging and... READ MORE

  • Surge Protection – A must for every panel

    January 10, 2018

    Many Lower Mainland homeowners are still faced with a lot of clean up after an ice storm recently swept though our area. The sound of chainsaws can be heard in almost every neighbourhood as property cleanup continues. But some of the storm’s damage is not visible from the street. Some of the damage has occurred inside many homes. With... READ MORE

  • 2016 BBB Torch Award in Marketplace Excellence

    June 17, 2016

    It is such an honor to be awarded the 2016 Torch Award in Marketplace Excellence by the Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC on June 16, 2016. To be judged by an independent panel of business peers, who found Blue Crest Electric worthy of this prestigious award, is truly humbling. Our goal is always to provide the... READ MORE

  • The Purpose of an Electrical Permit

    March 28, 2016

    The purpose of an electrical permit is sometimes lost to some property owners. So in case you have also wondered why an electrical permit is so important, allow us to provide some incite. SAFETY – The Canadian Electrical Code sets the standard for the maintenance and installation of electrical equipment in Canada. This Code is published by... READ MORE

  • Power lines downed by tree branches

    Today is the perfect time to remind homeowners that tree branches, which span electrical power lines, can cause serious problems. While a beautifully treed yard may have wonderful curb appeal, trees that are not properly maintained may eventually cause problems during a storm. Over hanging branches can snap from the stress of ice, snow or high winds. From a homeowner’s... READ MORE