August 2021
Pre 1965 – 60 Amp Electrical Services Featured Image
Houses constructed before 1965 featured a 60-amp electrical overhead service. Canadian insurance companies have opted not to accept these services due to concerns about their adequacy in meeting today’s electrical demands, potentially posing a fire hazard. If you own a home built before 1965 and plan to sell it, there are critical considerations. Modern Realtors...
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Can I Get Home Insurance with a 60 Amp Service Featured Image
Home insurance companies, over the last number of years, have decided that it would not be in their best interest to underwrite policies for 60-amp residential electrical services. If you find yourself in need of a 60-amp service upgrade for home insurance purposes, I have identified three available options for buyers of older homes when...
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Electrical Quick Quotes for Realtors Featured Image
The inspector found a problem, and I need a quote NOW… A home inspector has discovered a 60-amp service, and panic sets in. A quotation is urgently required, and negotiations are looming. Don’t worry; we’ve introduced a new system called “Quick Quotes” that provides you with a written quotation for a service upgrade or aluminum...
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Residential Electrical Permits Featured Image
In the province of Alberta, as per the Alberta Safety Codes Act and permit regulations, a residential electrical permit is mandatory for installing, altering, or adding to an electrical system. This implies that if you plan to construct a garage with electrical wiring or develop a basement, securing an electrical permit is essential. Now that...
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We Did a Basement Development Without an Electrical Permit Featured Image
Finding a basement development completed without an electrical permit has become commonplace in our findings. Everything from adding a basement bedroom to a full-blown complete development. Realtors and home inspectors are discovering that this problem is becoming very serious. Due to Item 6.1 (g) of the Alberta Real Estate Association residential purchase contract, which states...
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