How to Teach Your Kids Electrical Safety

While electricity is not always at the forefront of your mind, it can be hazardous if handled incorrectly. I’m sure you know not to stick a fork or finger into your electrical outlets or blow dry your hair while sitting in the bathtub. However, as obvious as this may seem, you were not born with this knowledge. Therefore, it’s important … Read More

5 Signs Your Office Space Needs Electrical Work

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When it comes to the electricity in your building, you do not want to ignore any reoccurring issues. Faulty electrical wires can lead to inefficient power, expensive repairs, and life-threatening circumstances. Complications due to malfunctioning appliances are one of the main causes of commercial fires. As such, it’s important to be aware of the warning signs that your office space … Read More

Why You Need an Electrician When Renovating an Old Home?

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Old homes are great for a lot of reasons. They carry a unique sense of history and charm; however, they can also come with an array of issues. Due to the older structure, problems may not be visible at first glance. Prior to renovating an older home, you should call an electrician to identify any problems that may need attention. … Read More

Why is Copper Used to Make Electrical Wires?

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You’ll find copper in a variety of applications and technologies. From power cables and kitchen appliances to construction tools and computers, copper is amongst the most common household metals. So, what exactly makes copper the popular choice for electrical wires? Let’s find out. 1. Great Conductor of Electricity Like all metals, copper is a conductor of electricity. But what makes … Read More

When to Replace Your Smoke Detectors?

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How Often Should You Replace Smoke Detectors? It’s commonly known that the batteries in your smoke detector should be replaced every year. However, a topic that is not discussed enough and that’s vital to ensure optimal safety, is how often the actual smoke detector should be replaced. The electrical contractors at BPM Electric understand the importance of fire safety. As … Read More

Should an Electrician Install Your AC Unit?

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Do you need a certified electrician to install your new AC unit? Vancouver is no stranger to hot summer weather. On those dreaded days where the sun is out and the heat warnings have been announced, investing in a new air conditioner (AC) unit may be the best decision you’ve ever made. AC units are great for regulating temperatures and … Read More

Is Aluminum Wiring Dangerous?

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Is it Dangerous to have Aluminum Wiring in Your Home? While the wiring of your home may not be the most electrifying topic (pun intended), it’s most definitely an important one. Houses that have been built using solid-conductor aluminum wiring rather than the standard copper could be a cause for concern. While aluminum wiring is mostly safe if installed correctly, … Read More

Greener Homes Grant: Save Money on Energy Saving Upgrades to Your Home

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The Canadian government has announced a new program that will allow homeowners to retrofit their homes to make them more energy-efficient. Oh, and there’s a chance to earn $5,000 in the process. The Greener Homes Grant What Is The Greener Homes Grant? The Greener Homes Grant is a $2.6 billion program that offers to pay Canadians to install energy-saving upgrades … Read More

What Type of Electrical Wire is Used in Homes?

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If you ask the majority of homeowners about the kind of wiring that is used in their homes, chances are they will mostly all say the same thing: “wires”, with no other explanation.   If this includes you, we don’t blame you. Learning about the particular kinds of wiring that are used in your home can range from being boring … Read More

What is Knob and Tube Wiring?

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What kind of wiring does your house have? The answer to this question will largely depend on the year of its construction. While older homes are often renowned for their abundance of character and sturdy construction, if you own a home that was built before the 1950s, you probably have what is known as knob and tube wiring (also known … Read More