Electrical Safety

Electrical safety tips from the licensed electricians at Blue Crest Electric. We provide electrical services in Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack & more.

  • Scissor Lift

    Scissor Lift

    Often, we receive calls from clients who require outdoor electrical work that is too high for even our tallest ladders. To accommodate these projects our Blue Crest Team uses a scissor lift to get to high, out of reach positions. Scissor lifts are often essential for commercial projects or residential upgrades where a hydro pole...... READ MORE

  • Electrical Tips for New Homeowners

    Electrical Tips for New Homeowners

    As a new homeowner there will always be home improvements and projects to keep you busy. If you are unfamiliar on an installation or a project, call an electrician for expert advice with your home’s electrical. Below is a short list of electrical tips to help you know where to start as a new homeowner....... READ MORE

  • 4 Benefits of Electrical Safety Inspections

    4 Benefits of Electrical Safety Inspections

    Electrical safety should be a primary concern for every property regardless of its age, size, or layout. While an electrical safety inspection may not always be top of mind for everyone, this service can offer several benefits that make them well worth performing. As a leading provider of residential and commercial electrical services, the team...... READ MORE

  • Types of Outdated Wiring and Their Hazards

    Types of Outdated Wiring and Their Hazards

    If your home was constructed in the 50s, 60s, or 70s, you may be using outdated or insufficient electrical systems to power your modern devices. Many homes in this time period were outfitted with knob & tube wiring or aluminum wiring systems, both of which are extremely hazardous when compared to modern copper wiring solutions....... READ MORE

  • The Dangers of Electricity

    The Dangers of Electricity

    Electricity is potentially a lethal and dangerous energy source. High Voltages combined with large amounts of Amps have the ability to stop your heart. Hiring an electrician is the safest way to avoid electrical shocks and accidents, it could even save your life. Electricity is the flow of electric charge and energy resulting from the...... READ MORE

  • Kitchen Electrical Safety Tips

    Kitchen Electrical Safety Tips

    The kitchen is often regarded as the heart of the home due to the amount of time owners, guests, and family members spend in the space. While kitchens are often a popular gathering place, they can become extremely busy and potentially hazardous in terms of electrical safety if proper precautions are not taken. As a...... READ MORE

  • Protecting Pets from Electrical Shock

    Protecting Pets from Electrical Shock

    Preventing electrical shocks from happening to a beloved pet is not something usually thought of until an unfortunate tragedy occurs. Small pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters are animals that constantly need to chew on something, as their teeth and nails never stop growing. If these animals do not have a specified object,...... READ MORE

  • Rodent Damage to Your Electrical

    Rodent Damage to Your Electrical

    Electrical damage caused by rodents is a serious thing, once discovered it should never be ignored. When rats, mice, squirrels, racoons, opossums, or any animal seeking a home gets into an attic or basement it seems that they particularly enjoy chewing on your home’s electrical wires. When discovered, you should have the rodents removed, and...... READ MORE

  • Home Fire Prevention

    House Fire Prevention

    A plan for fire prevention in your home is essential for your peace of mind and safety. In as little as 30 seconds a fire can ignite. Therefore, it’s important to take steps to prevent a house fire as well as know what to do in the event of a fire in your home. An...... READ MORE

  • Why Do Breakers Trip?

    Why Do Breakers Trip?

    A circuit breaker is a safety device designed to protect a circuit from being damaged when it is overloaded or when an electrical short occurs. The location of circuit breakers is within your home’s electrical panel. When a breaker trips it terminates the flow of electricity to the affected circuit, which prevents the wires from...... READ MORE

  • 3 Steps to Prepare for a Power Outage

    3 Steps to Prepare for a Power Outage

    As we move into autumn and winter, power outages will likely become a more common occurrence due to severe weather conditions. While some homes are more likely to experience prolonged outages than others, it is crucial for every homeowner to ensure that they are sufficiently prepared for an outage. As a leading provider of complete...... READ MORE

  • Warning signs of electrical fires

    Warning Signs of Electrical Fires

    We rely on electricity every day to power our devices, keep our home illuminated, and maintain a comfortable temperature. While electricity is invaluable for every homeowner and commercial property owner, the risk of electrical fires and the hazards they pose is something that every individual should be aware of. When left unchecked, electrical fires can...... READ MORE