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Renovation Readiness - Tips n' Tricks

Renovation Readiness - Tips n' Tricks

Have a basic plan. While this seems easy at first it there will be a 100 different things uncovered during the renovation that can very quickly take you off budget and into the ‘reno-weeds’. So be prepared for….

Electricians in Sherwood Park AB

Electricians in Sherwood Park AB

Electricians In Sherwood Park, AB. 

Wireworks Electrical Services Ltd. is locally owned and operated serving Sherwood Park and area since 2008.  We understand there are a few options when searching for an electrician in our area and we are proud to stand out from the competition as one of the trusted electricians in Sherwood Park, AB.  We conduct business with a 'fix it right -first-time'' work ethic…..

Why is my circuit breaker tripping?

Why is my circuit breaker tripping?

Why do circuit breakers trip? Circuit breakers are designed to provide a level of electrical safety for your home or business and are installed in your Circuit Breaker Box (Electrical Panel).  Each circuit will have its own breaker where it’s sole purpose is to monitor the amount of electricity that is flowing.  When there is a surge of electricity, or an overload, the circuit breaker will turn off to prevent potential risks and further damage …..

How to Identify Aluminum Wiring

How to Identify Aluminum Wiring

How to Identify Aluminum Wiring 1 If you are doing home renovations or purchasing a home it is important for you to know how to identify aluminum wiring.  Aluminum wiring can be a red flag for many electrical issues and will require intervention from a qualified electrical professional for repair.   Aluminum wiring is a known cause for many electrical fires due to poor connections from years of use or even overheating . As a result…

Aluminum Wiring Concerns in Older Homes

Aluminum Wiring Concerns in Older Homes

Aluminum Wiring Concerns in Older Homes Around the early 1950’s until late 1970’s many homes were constructed and wired with aluminum wiring versus today’s homes that are wired with copper.  Taking into account that copper wire is a better conductor than aluminum, in order for aluminum wire to carry the same current as copper in a safe manner is must be larger in size.  It is fairly easy to identify …