Mike Holmes - Holmes On Homes Podcast - Season 3 - Episode 1 - Guide to Electrical


Mike Holmes’s Guide To Doing Electrical Work Safely



With over 40 years of experience as a contractor, Mike Holmes has seen the devastating consequences of bad electrical work, from fatal shocks to devastating electric fires. You may be tempted to do electrical work yourself especially if you’re a seasoned handyperson, but one wrong connection can lead to fatal results. Electrical safety is a non-negotiable when it comes to your home and it’s important you always hire a Licensed Electrical Contractor to do the work safely and correctly.

In this podcast episode, Mike Holmes speaks with Will Barrett, General Manager for Operations, Planning, and Support at the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) as they break down everything you need to know to do Electrical Right! From who you should hire, to electrical upgrades, EV Chargers, tamper-resistant receptacles and avoiding electrical fires. This episode is a must-listen.

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The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is Ontario’s electrical safety regulator. Their job is to help enhance electrical safety for the people of Ontario, with the goal of creating an Ontario where people can live, work and play safe from electrical harm. 

Find out more about the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) here or visit www.ESAsafe.com.


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