A Safe Work Environment

Learning about ladder safety is an important component of cultivating a safe work environment

Here at Comox Valley Electric, our belief is that investing in safety means investing in people.    While we're proud of our company's clean safety record we're not satisfied unless we're aiming for the highest possible safety standards.  Striving for best recently led us to voluntarily hire an independent professional to create a custom safety program for our company.   … Continue reading A Safe Work Environment

Dangers of Using Extension Cords

Dangerous use of extension cords burned this receptacle

  To illustrate the potential dangers of using extension cords,  we wanted to share a recent service call experience.   In April, we were called to investigate a burned out receptacle for a young family in Courtenay.   The homeowners had been charging an electric car using an extension cord but but unbeknownst to them, the … Continue reading Dangers of Using Extension Cords

Better Business Bureau Accredited Electrical Contractor

We are a Better Business Bureau Accredited electrical contractor

We are very pleased to announce we are now a Better Business Bureau Accredited Electrical Contractor!   According to the Better Business Bureau, "BBB Accreditation signifies trust and integrity, and an unwavering commitment to consumers".   As business owners, we have always held these values in high regard and we strive to demonstrate this to all … Continue reading Better Business Bureau Accredited Electrical Contractor

Circuit Breaker Tripping?

circuit breaker tripping - when to hire a service call electrician

Each week we receive several calls from homeowners experiencing problems with a circuit breaker tripping.   It's wise to have a licensed electrician check your panel to rule out a serious problem because this can be an indicator of an overloaded circuit or faulty wiring.  If not repaired, these situations could lead to an electrical … Continue reading Circuit Breaker Tripping?

10 Tips For Hiring a Residential Electrician

10 tips for hiring a residential electrician to wire your new kitchen

Do you have electrical repairs to complete or are you building or renovating a house this year?   Hiring reliable, experienced trades is an important task and none is more important than hiring a qualified, licensed, residential electrician.  Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of house fires in Canada but there are steps … Continue reading 10 Tips For Hiring a Residential Electrician