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The Electrical Safety Authority and designer Kimberley Seldon have teamed up to provide you, the design enthusiast, with the information you need to complete the renovation of your dreams — one that's well lit and powered to perform. #PowerYourReno
Not all outlets are created equal. There are different types of outlets required for different electrical needs and spaces in the home, including GFCI, AFCI and Tamper Resistant Receptacles. More info at #poweryourreno

Not all outlets are created equal. There are different types of outlets required for different electrical needs and spaces in the home, including GFCI, AFCI and Tamper Resistant Receptacles.

Lighting plays a key role in showcasing all the design elements of a space. Too often, it's overlooked or an afterthought, which can lead to delays and extra costs. Most importantly, not installing it correctly could risk the safety of you and your family. #PowerYourReno

One thing that needs to be talked about more often and early in the design process is electrical safety.

Ask these four questions (or make sure your general contractor or designer asks them) when hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC) for any electrical work in your home. #PowerYourReno

Ask these four questions (or make sure your general contractor or designer asks them) when hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC) for any electrical work in your home.

Tip: Although a detailed floor plan is vital, equally important is a lighting plan (which factors in electrical and switching requirements and helps to avoid those ill-placed outlets and lighting controls!). To get the myriad details right, consider hiring a professional designer to prepare a drawing package that includes more than the standard floor plans. #PowerYourReno

Tip: Although a detailed floor plan is vital, equally important is a lighting plan (which factors in electrical and switching requirements and helps to avoid those ill-placed outlets and lighting controls!). To get the myriad details right, consider hiring a professional designer to prepare a drawing package that includes more than the standard floor plans. #PowerYourReno

Concrete ceiling in your condo? These can present a challenge (especially aesthetically) for wiring additional light fixtures or relocating lighting. A conduit/surface raceway will be needed since wiring can't be run inside the concrete. This will affect the look of your ceiling, so it's something to consider in your planning! #PowerYourReno

One thing that needs to be talked about more often and early in the design process is electrical safety.

There are specific requirements for an electrician to have both a business licence and a trade qualification in Ontario. These laws are in place to keep you and your family safe from electrical harm. #PowerYourReno

There are specific requirements for an electrician to have both a business licence and a trade qualification in Ontario. These laws are in place to keep you and your family safe from electrical harm.

If your general contractor or designer is hiring subcontractors for you, make sure they are hiring an electrical contractor that is licensed and will take out the necessary electrical permits. #PowerYourReno

If your general contractor or designer is hiring subcontractors for you, make sure they are hiring an electrical contractor that is licensed and will take out the necessary electrical permits.

It's renovation time! But where to start? We have 8 tips to help you identify your electrical needs as part of your reno plans: https://www.esasafe.com/consumers/power-your-reno/resources #PowerYourReno

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Adding pendant lights over a kitchen island may require additional wiring and switches - a job for a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC). #PowerYourReno

Adding pendant lights over a kitchen island may require additional wiring and switches - a job for a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC).

If you're hiring someone to do electrical work in your home, by law, it must be a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC). Ask for a certificate of inspection when the work is complete for insurance and resale purposes, not to mention peace of mind. #PowerYourReno

If you're hiring someone to do electrical work in your home, by law, it must be a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC). Ask for a certificate of inspection when the work is complete for insurance and resale purposes, not to mention peace of mind.