Did you know that electrical fires are the number one cause of house fires in Canada? Hydro One is reminding homeowners that electrical inspections are the law and important for preventing electrical fires.
Whether you hire an electrical contractor or do the work yourself, all electrical installations, renovations, and alterations are required to have an electrical inspection to ensure they comply with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code. This applies to private homes, offices, industrial buildings, and income properties. This includes:
1. Installation of outlets, switches, lighting fixtures, baseboard heaters, smoke detectors (excluding battery-operated types), exhaust fans, etc.
2. Installation of new equipment such as heat pumps, water heaters, air conditioning, swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, etc.
3. Electrical service upgrades or changes.
4. New homes, additions, or renovations.