Electrical Inspection

Identify the potential dangers lurking behind your walls.

After an inspection, our specially trained, licensed electricians will take time to review their findings with you. We often discover issues that pose imminent danger, in which case we will make a plan to repair the issues. The Electrical Risk Assessment system is one of the easiest and safest ways of figuring out what’s going on behind your walls.


of homes have electrical defects that pose potential hazards.


have serious ‘Call the fire department’ defects.


contain dangerous shock hazards.


have inadequate, expired or non-existent smoke alarms.

*Statistics taken from Birnie HOME SAFE Electrical Risk Assessment inspections in hundreds of GTA homes.

An Electrical Risk Assessment (ERA) is a non-invasive way to test and diagnose your electrical system.

Since we can’t always see what dangers are lurking behind our walls, we don’t think twice about our home’s electrical safety. If the lights turn on and the appliances work, why worry?

40% of residential fires in Canada are electrical in nature – that's a reason to worry. The good news is that electrical fires are preventable.

The ERA system prevents fires by giving licensed electricians the training, tools, technology and support needed to complete a thorough electrical safety inspection.

  • Homeowners with older homes (30+ years old)
  • Homeowners with aluminum or ‘knob and tube’ wiring
  • Homeowners experiencing any warning signs of faulty electrical
  • Lights that flicker or dim
  • Fuses that blow or breakers that trip
  • Aluminum or ‘knob and tube’ wiring
  • Outlets and switches that are warm to the touch or don’t work
  • Light switches that make a crackling or buzzing sound
  • A burning smell coming from your outlets or switches
  • Light bulbs that burn out quickly
  • Your home has had multiple homeowners or renovations

The top five reasons to get an Electrical Risk Assessment:

Peace of Mind


If your house has an electrical problem – you want to know about it. Our homes don’t have alarms or detectors that warn us when the electrical starts to go wrong.

Performed by a Licensed Electrician


This isn’t a DIY project. Our licensed electricians are specially trained and certified in assessing electrical risk.

State of the Art Testing Equipment


We don’t need to tear down your walls! We use thermo-graphic, infrared and ultrasonic technologies to locate any concealed electrical problems.

Fire Prevention


Prevent dangerous problems before they happen. We check every outlet, switch and fixture for any signs of an electrical hazard and make sure your circuits aren’t overloaded.

Comprehensive Report


We don’t just tell you what the problems are, we also show you. At the end of your inspection, you receive a comprehensive report including what our recommendations are and what items require immediate attention.

Request a free preliminary assessment to determine if your home is right for this service:

Please note existing electrical issues or hazards, in the home, may warrant the need of a full-day electrical inspection with subsequent repairs.