Fire Safety
A Smart Start: Back-to-School Electrical Safety for a Successful Year Featured Image
As the back-to-school season kicks into gear, there’s more on your mind than just new notebooks and backpacks. It’s a perfect time to refresh your family’s awareness about electrical safety, especially when students will be spending more time at home studying, using electronics, and tackling projects. In this article, we’ll delve into essential back-to-school electrical...
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Black FPE Stab-Lok® Breakers Cause Fire Featured Image
For many decades, it has been widely acknowledged that FPE Stab-Lok® breakers are problematic, despite being CSA (Canadian Safety Standards) approved. These breakers have a tendency to fail to trip when overloaded, presenting a significant safety hazard. On May 9th, 2018, The Washington Post wrote a column about this topic. Federal Pioneer Breakers are Unsafe When...
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Will Aluminum Wiring Cause a Fire in My Home Featured Image
Aluminum wiring was predominantly used in residential wiring between 1968 and 1975, particularly in homes with unfinished basements where the main floor was wired with aluminum. As the homes were sold, owners eventually began developing the basements, transitioning to the use of copper wiring. When you open an electric panel from the 70s today, you...
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Smoke alarms fall under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Building Code, playing a crucial role in our homes. When purchasing a home, you’ll likely encounter one of three types of smoke detectors. The first type, commonly found at big-box stores and lumber yards, is battery-powered and mounted on the ceiling. The second type is wired...
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