Fire Prevention

  • 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

  • Types of Outdated Wiring and Their Hazards

    Types of Outdated Wiring and Their Hazards

    If your home was constructed in the 50s, 60s, or 70s, you may be using outdated or insufficient electrical systems to power your modern devices.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

  • 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

  • House Fire - Blue Crest Electric

    Smoke Alarms and Co Alarms Save Lives

    Make Fire Protection A Priority It is estimated that 94% of all homes in North America have at least one smoke alarm. Most homeowners understand that a functioning smoke alarm significantly reduces the incident of home fire related deaths. Home fire deaths have steadily decreased as the numbers of homes with working smoke alarms has...... READ MORE

  • Old Elecrtrical Service Panel - Blue Crest Electric

    Electrical Service Panel Safety

    We depend on electricity everyday but we often forget that electrical service panel safety is important. Blue Crest Electric understands that everything seems to be electronic and when the electricity to our home is interrupted for some reason, our lives come to a halt and we are quite inconvenienced. Almost every home has five or more large...... READ MORE

  • Knob & Tube Electrical Wiring for Safe Home - Blue Crest Electric

    Is Knob & Tube Electrical Wiring Safe?

    Knob and tube electrical wiring, also called open wiring, was a common wiring method used in the 1900’s to the late 1940’s. It is estimated that there were approximately 200,000 homes, with knob and tube wiring, built in BC during this time, with a large number located in Abbotsford, Langley, and the Lower Mainland. Contact...... READ MORE

  • aluminum wiring clip

    Is Aluminum Wiring Safe?

    Is aluminum wiring safe? Aluminum wiring is an acceptable wiring choice if properly installed and used in the correct application. Aluminum is a good conductor of electricity. It is light weight, strong, and much cheaper than copper. The power supply lines providing power to your home are aluminum, as is almost the entire BC Hydro power...... READ MORE