ARC Fault Protection.
All new home construction in Canada must now have the bedroom outlets protected with ARC Fault Breakers. These breakers will sense an unwanted ARC of electricity that goes astray, and will turn off the power before a fire can start. These Arc's can be caused by nails going through wires behind walls, from frayed electrical cords, damaged appliances, or from old or damaged wiring in your home. These electrical arcs can have a temperature of 10,000 deg f (or 5500 deg c) - easily hot enough to start fires.
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More people are killed each year from 110 volts than any other power source. It is a good idea to install GFCI breakers or receptacles in areas where water or moisture is present. Wet conditions greatly increases the likelihood that receiving a shock can be strong enough to do you harm. Electricity and water do not mix. More...
Thousands get hurt in Canada each year by sticking small objects into electrical sockets. Over 40% of all treated electrical injuries reported in Canada (in children under the age of 5) doing just this. You can prevent this by bringing your house up to new code standards by installing tamper-resistant receptacles in you home. This is the best way to keep your youngsters safe from electrical shock. For more information about these devices, visit http://www.childoutletsafety.org/video.html.
It is a fact that a well-lit house is a deterrent for home invasions. Motion sensor lights that will illuminate your entries even when you're not home can help. Daylight responsive yard lighting can be installed, and we can also automate interior lighting behavior to resemble a lived-in house while you're away.
Have your Smoke Detectors been tested recently? Are they over 10 years old? most people do not realise that smoke detectors expire. The average smoke detector is only good for 10 years (some less than 10). Smoke detectors should also be tested monthly. We reccommend they be tested with a can of smoke. this will test the inner workings not just the alarm portion. Artificial smoke can be purchased at most hardware stores.
Do you have CO detection? Carbon Monoxide can be deadly. It has no smell and is not visable to the human eye. A furnace or other gas appliance can cause harmful carbon monoxide to spread throughout your home. Call Westridge Electric today to have your carbon monoxide detectors installed. Click Here for more information on smoke detectors.