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Electrical Safety in Toronto Homes: Tips Every Resident Should Know

Whether you’re moving into a new home, renovating a space, or have been living in your current residence for years, electrical safety should always be top of mind. A focus on electrical safety will help identify any issues in your home early on, before they pose bigger threats. When your family and assets are at stake, a proactive approach is critical.

Tip #1: Identify Electrical Contractors in Toronto You Can Count On

When it comes to tips for electrical safety, first and foremost, you’ll always want to have trusted electricians in Toronto that can provide necessary support. In Toronto and the GTA, you can depend on Langstaff & Sloan Electrical Contractors. We bring excellence and experience to every job, and we’re proud to say we’ve been serving the GTA since 1991. We encourage you to keep our contact information handy, so that you can reach us quickly and easily when needed.

Tip #2: Be Alert for Electrical Warning Signs

There are several electrical warning signs that you’ll want to be mindful of in your home, should they occur. If you notice any happening, connect with us immediately, as some of these warning signs may signify that it’s time for an electrical panel upgrade or the beginning of a larger issue.

Reach out to us if you notice:

  • A burning or melting plastic smell when using electricity
  • Circuit breaker failures
  • Heat coming from your electrical panel
  • Lights flickering or dimming
  • Smoke or sparks near switches
  • Unexpected static on your TV or radio
  • Unusually warm electrical outlets

Tip #3: Call Electricians in Toronto for Renovation Wiring

Whether you’re undertaking a big or small renovation project, you’ll want to reach out to us for professional support. This is important for two reasons. We offer peace of mind in knowing that any electrical work will be completed safely and correctly, and by law, virtually all electrical renovation work requires a permit. Many projects can only be performed by licensed residential and commercial electrical contractors in Toronto. When our team is on the job, we always ensure that our electrical wiring services are fully compliant with the requirements and standards set out by the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and the Canadian Electrical Code.

Tip #4: Be Mindful of Risks Associated with Outdated Wiring Systems

Outdated wiring systems such as aluminum wiring and knob and tube wiring can each come with their own set of issues. However, a key concern that they both share is the age of their systems. Running a modern home on outdated wiring can pose electrical risks that shouldn’t be overlooked. Reach out to us to discuss safer alternatives for a more reliable electrical system.

Tip #5: Trust Only Experienced, Licensed Electricians

We can’t stress enough that electrical work should be left to licensed electricians. Otherwise, you could run the risk of electrical damage or a fire. Whether you need support with installing an EV charger, pot light repair or replacement, or another residential electrical service, we’re ready to lend a helping hand. We can also take a second look at any work completed recently or years ago to ensure it fulfills necessary requirements.

Our licensed experts at Langstaff & Sloan offer high-quality, friendly service at reasonable rates. If you have an existing concern about your Toronto home’s electrical system or are planning an upcoming project, request a consultation with us to get started.