All current licensed electrical contractors are obligated to follow the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) rules and guidelines. Electrical Safety Authority codes are designated by Ontario Regulation 88/89 and are being updated regularly.
In Ontario the ESA has introduced and enforced the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC). At Your Home Electricians™ we strictly adhere to, and comply with the OESC.
If you have been contacted by the ESA about your home wiring not being in compliance with regulations or if you are concerned that aspects of your home may not be completely safe, you no longer need to be worried. Call Your Home Electricians™ to help you set the record straight!
At your request, we can:
- Update the entire electrical system in your home, to adhere to ESA safety regulations
- Deliver a quick and easy working process so that when ESA gives you a defect notice with only 30 days to fulfil the requirements before an ESA inspection, we can do the job expertly and make sure you don’t miss your deadline
- Provide electricians who are experts in their field, keeping a clean and tidy working environment, and guarantee our work for up to 3 years!
All AC Electrical electricians are extensively trained and always comply with all existing Ontario electrical codes. We train to stay up to date with new codes and Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) bulletins. Coupled with our collective commitment to maintaining full business integrity, this means that Your Home Electricians™ delivers the strictest compliance to the OESC while providing the very best safety measures for your family.
Highlights of the OESC include:
- Tamper-Resistant Plugs: According to Rule 26-712(g), all receptacles installed in dwellings must be tamper-resistant. This includes those in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, basement, garage, or outside. These receptacles are designed to help protect children from the hazards of inserting foreign objects into electrical receptacles.
- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI): In accordance with Rule 26-700 (11), receptacles that are installed within 1.5 m of sinks, bathtubs, or shower stalls must be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter. This includes all bathrooms, laundry rooms or kitchens.
- AFCI for Bedrooms: According to Rule 26-722 An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter(AFCI) is a specific receptacle or circuit breaker designed to help prevent fires by detecting an unintended electrical arc and disconnecting the power before the arc starts a fire. All new circuits installed in bedrooms of existing dwellings must be protected by an arc fault beaker.
As professionals, we at Your Home Electricians™, follow strictly all of the stated regulations set by the OESC. We take pride in our work and in helping customers modify and upgrade their home and working environment. We want you to feel safe and assured that when you call Your Home Electricians™ you are calling the experts!
For more information on ESA visit www.esasafe.ca.