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04-09-2018

Electrical Upgrades Your Residential Electrician in Toronto Wants You to Know


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While some electrical wiring issues may not be unsafe, most of them can pose potential and serious problems. If your wiring is old enough and dated, a few upgrades are necessary when planning to undergo a home renovation project. It is best to work with the best residential electrician in Toronto when undergoing your home remodel and to include any electrical work you need. Just ensure your current and future needs are considered when planning this project.

 

Here are some scenarios that may call for an upgrade from your residential electrician in Toronto:

 

-          Absence of GFCI: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are safety devices designed to turn off the power when a plugged-in appliance comes in contact with moisture or water. They are usually installed in the kitchens or bathrooms. If you’ve got an older house, GFCI may not be installed in any of your outlets. A residential electrician in Toronto can easily install these devices during your home renovation, which is essential for the safety of your family.

-          Outlets Not Holding Plugs: Are you experiencing an electrical plug falling out of an outlet after you plugged in your appliance? It is likely due to a worn out clip that is supposed to be holding the plug in place. This scenario, if left unattended, can result in sparks or even fires. You need to change such outlet immediately to ensure the safety of your home.

-          Outdated Panel: Most old panels have limitations in terms of enough space for more circuits or they are of low quality that need to be changed. A system’s upgrade is typically required to add the capacity of the current supply of power. With all the modern appliances and devices used around your home, a power upgrade is necessary to cope with your increasing demand for power and efficiency. A residential electrician can also change the panels that use obsolete technology.

 

When you decide to undertake a home renovation, it is important you are contracting the right people for help. At Astron Electric, our licensed electricians are more than happy to help you turn your dream remodel into a reality. Call or email us today to learn more about our residential electricians in Toronto.


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