Have you undertaken a home renovation project or toured a home for sale and found someone else’s idea of safe electrical practices left a lot to be desired?
Such scenarios are not uncommon, especially in residential situations, says Mark Stahl with Stahl Electric Ltd. in Cranbrook. He and his technicians are often asked to sort out potentially dangerous wiring for homeowners around the Kootenays.
“People will sometimes run extension cords out underground or through walls, not have overhead lights in a proper box, or improperly splice together wires,” he says. A certified electrician can inspect the situation and help create a safer environment for your home or business.
Expert advice can be critical
Some people look for a quick fix when their home’s circuit breaker is continually tripping, Stahl says.
“We get so many calls from people who wonder if they can just install a bigger circuit breaker to replace the one that keeps tripping. But the wiring and outlets aren’t rated for the larger breaker and that can cause a serious hazard.” Having a professional remedy such problems can bring you peace of mind, he adds.
Find help for your next electrical project:
- No job too big or small – With experience in new residential, commercial and industrial electrical applications, as well as regular repairs and maintenance, Stahl Electric technicians can handle virtually any job you need done. Ask for a quote on your next project, from organizing your home audio wiring to commercial equipment installations.
- Keep your business running smoothly – Hospitality and other commercial businesses can’t afford to have electrical service interruptions. Routine maintenance and troubleshooting can help avoid inconvenient shutdowns – ask Stahl about setting up regular check-ins.
- Rebates available on lighting upgrades – If you’re looking at upgrading the old flourescent lights in your business with more energy-efficient models, you may qualify for rebates through BC Hydro. Nicky is your Stahl Electric rebate professional – give her a call at 250-417-9139 to arrange a site visit and learn about your options.
- Worried about outages? – No one relishes being left in the dark or cold during a power outage. Stahl carries the latest Generac home backup and portable generators, designed to maintain your comfort when the power goes out. Already have an emergency backup system? Stahl electricians are certified to perform maintenance and warranty work on Generac units, to ensure they’re ready when you need them most.