Electrical Safety

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

  • Summer Electrical Maintenance

    With summer in full swing, some homeowners may be noticing higher electrical bills. When the weather gets warmer, air conditioners or fans are used to keep homes cooler. Having a summer electrical maintenance routine will help to beat the heat and keep your electrical costs down. The following is a checklist of some summer electrical...... READ MORE

  • Thunderstorm

    A recent incident in BC had one woman receive a jolt from an electrical current after lightning hit a power pole near her home during a thunderstorm. At the time, she was holding her cell phone which was plugged into a charger. Electrical currents from a lightning strike will travel through overhead cables, wires and...... READ MORE

  • Electrical Safety Tips

    With home ownership comes the responsibility to maintain everything in the home. This includes the electrical. The following are some electrical safety tips for new homeowners to keep in mind. Electrical Safety Tips For Indoors Warm outlets could be a sign of a bad connection Never overload the circuits Replace damaged electrical cords or plugs...... READ MORE

  • GFCI Protection When In The Water

    With summer fast approaching, many homeowners are already spending time out on the water. Keep in mind that GFCI protection when in the water is very important. Whether swimming in a lake, near a dock or boat, in a pool or just relaxing in a hot tub, GFCI protection when in the water can save...... READ MORE

  • Spring Electrical Maintenance

    Having a spring electrical maintenance routine is important after a cold, stormy winter. The following is a checklist of some spring electrical maintenance tasks that every homeowner should be aware of. Interior Spring Electrical Maintenance Change your ceiling fan rotation back to a counter-clockwise direction. This will help keep the room as cool as possible...... READ MORE

  • Bathroom Renovations

    The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house when it comes to adding value to your home. Bathroom renovations can be as simple as changing the paint color on the walls to gutting the entire room. Here are some “must haves” to keep in mind when planning bathroom renovations. Extra receptacles...... READ MORE

  • Kitchen Renovations

    When homeowners think about kitchen renovations, they don’t always think about electricity. Kitchen renovations are not just about picking a new paint color, back splash or style of cabinets. Electrical appliances, lighting and devices will play an important role in the overall success of this project. Here are some things to consider when planning electrical...... READ MORE

  • Standby Generator

    The installation of a standby generator is on everyone’s wish list after last week’s devastating wind storm. The resulting lengthy power outage left many homeowners in the dark. Power outages can happen at any time of year. According to BC Hydro, extreme weather from October to February usually doubles the number of power outages compared...... READ MORE

  • Power Outages Can Happen Any Time

    Power outages can happen any time throughout the year. According to BC Hydro, the stormy weather that BC gets from October to February brings a higher risk of damage. The high winds and rain we experience throughout our province usually doubles the number of calls to BC Hydro about power outages compared to the rest...... READ MORE

  • Christmas Light Safety

      Christmas light safety is important while decorating for the holidays. Here are some Christmas light safety tips to keep in mind when using electricity for holiday decorating. For Christmas light safety, use only Christmas lights that are approved for use in Canada. The BC Safety Authority website has a bulletin that lists the testing...... READ MORE

  • Fall Electrical Maintenance

    A fall electrical maintenance routine is important to prepare your electrical system for the coming winter months. The following is a checklist of some fall electrical maintenance tasks that every homeowner should be aware of. With leaves now falling from the trees, homeowners may be using leaf blowers to clear their yards. If an extension...... READ MORE

  • Mobile Home Re-certification

    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