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Monthly Archive: July 2019

How to test for asbestos in Nanaimo BC

Let’s set one thing straight first of all. Just because a house may contain asbestos doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t even enter it. Asbestos is seriously toxic and carcinogenic – but only when it is in dust form and breathed in through the lungs. This can happen through deterioration (when asbestos containing building materials break down), when it is broken by accident, or when a renovation or remodeling of an old house occurs and no testing for asbestos has been done.

Many online sites tout kits and steps for testing for asbestos yourself. Ask yourself this – if you are not a doctor, would you conduct an appendectomy on yourself or a loved one? Same for asbestos testing. If you are not trained and certified to be an asbestos tester, leave it to the professional. For almost a hundred years, asbestos was used by the building industry before people became …

Why Are The Lights In My Home Flickering

Something most people notice is that the lights in the house flicker every once in awhile. If this happens once in awhile there is no cause for concern, however if it’s happening more frequently you may have a bigger issue. A little detective work from a Victoria BC electrician may help you sort out the problem before you decide to have an electrical inspection done, let’s look at some reasons you may be experiencing more frequent  flickering lights in your home. The most common reason for the lights flicker is the electrical system is experiencing a momentary overload, it may be the result of an appliance or piece of equipment being plugged in. This is much more common in an older home and no reason to be concerned however you may want to consider upgrading the electrical system. Be aware that anytime there is a burning smell along with the …