Electrical Inspections / Electrical Code Service
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We're fully licensed and certified to provide electrical inspections of homes in British Columbia Lower Mainland. Our assessment will verify if all wires and components in your home meet legal safety standards.
In British Columbia - and the rest of Canada, too - the Safety Standard Act applies to anyone who installs, alters, maintains, or operates electrical equipment. The CEC (Canadian Electrical Code) sets the standards for electrical work in our country, with British Columbia Amendments to the Code applying to our province specifically.
As a fully licensed electrical company, we won't only conduct a thorough electrical inspection of your home. We'll also provide a detailed report on what needs immediate attention, offer you some recommendations for future improvements - and we'll even suggest upgrade options that will reduce your electric bill.
What Are The Benefits Of Electrical Inspections?
The primary purpose of a whole-house electrical safety inspection is to ensure that all electrical components in your house are safe for use.
An electrical inspection can highlight areas in the electrical wiring and the components that are unsafe and need correcting, such as:
- Deteriorated electrical components
- Outdated aluminum or knob tube wiring
- Mistakes made by DIY homeowners or previous electrical contractor
Identifying these issues allows for quick corrections and prevention of fire and safety hazards for you and your family further down the road.
Furthermore, electrical inspections can help you cut down on your energy bill - and could even reduce your premiums for home insurance. Of course, this type of inspection will also give you peace of mind knowing your home is safe and not at risk of an electrical fire.
And safety is something you can’t put a price tag on, can you?
When Do I Need To Conduct An Electrical Inspection?
If you’re planning on purchasing a new home, it’s generally advised to conduct an electrical inspection to ensure the wiring is safe and up to code. That helps eliminate any unpleasant surprises down the road if any electrical issues end up getting overlooked. What’s more, if any electrical problems are found, your realtor could even negotiate a lower price on the property.
And if you’re planning to sell a factory-made manufactured/mobile home without a CSA label, you need to conduct an electrical inspection to get a Silver Label. If you own a mobile home without a CSA label, we can perform a thorough inspection and certify it, making it easier to sell.
A Silver Label is nothing more than electrical recertification of your mobile home.
If you lost your CSA label or it fell off, you need to recertify it by hiring a Safety Officer to go over and approve the structure.
If you’re planning on converting your basement into a secondary suite, you need to conduct an electrical inspection before doing any work. Without certification, you won’t be able to sign up for a loan from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
If you have any questions about how electrical inspections work - or want to schedule one - feel free to contact us!