Since first being introduced -residentially- in the 1970s, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) have saved thousands of lives and have helped cut home electrocutions in half.  GFCIs monitor the amount of electricity in a circuit, and If there’s any leakage or an interruption of current (like an appliance coming into contact with water) the
  It’s raining and the weather man says its going to continue raining. While the heavy rainfall is great for greener lawns and free car washes, the excess water can compromise our electrical systems especially in the event of a basement flood. There is a heightened risk of electric shock when water makes contact with your
  With the promise of warm weather just around the corner, is your electrical system first on your to-do list? An electrical inspection should be performed this spring explains Tom Phillips, an electrician with Birnie Home Safe.  He believes that the winter weather can take a toll on a home’s electrical – more so if
  When replacing a light bulb didn’t fix the flickering light fixture in Sergio Morelli’s living room, the Toronto resident enlisted the help of a licensed electrician. Sergio, who has lived in the same 50-year-old bungalow for most of his adult life, says he never experienced any issues with his electrical system, at least none