We specialize in small jobs. In fact, small is our niche.
What Qualifications Do Barr Electricians Have?
Our electricians are all journeyman, Red Seal electricians.
Do You Offer Free Estimates?
Estimates requiring a single site visit are free.
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
What is Your Hourly Rate?
This is a tough one to answer, since our hourly rates vary by the size of the job.
Do I Need to Replace My Obsolete StabLok Electrical Panels and Breakers?
This question comes up on occasion when the owner of a StabLok panel needs a breaker, but can’t find one anywhere on Earth, except on Amazon and they want a small fortune for one small breaker.
My Electrical Panel Is Quite Old. Do I Need to Replace It?
The easy answer to this question is, “Perhaps.” In fact, it depends whether your panel is operating your electrical system properly. Electrical panels, or circuit breaker panels, last a long time. Yes, a breaker might fail now and then, but usually when a panel is changed entirely, it’s for other reasons.
Why Are My Fluorescent Lights Still Not Working After I Changed the Bulbs?
Ever heard of a Ballast? I know, it’s an odd word. What is it? Well, basically it is a power regulator, which limits the voltage and the current supplied to the lamps – that’s electrician-speak for what most people call bulbs – of fluorescent and HID (high-intensity discharge) bulbs, so they don’t over-heat and burn out.
What is a Silver Label Inspection and What’s Involved with Getting One?
Selling your mobile home? Well, this may mean that you require a Silver Label Inspection of your home before it can be sold.
Why Do My Breakers Keep Tripping?
Breakers tripping can feel like a nuisance, but they are trying to tell you something. At first, you might think there is something wrong with the breaker, but this is actually the least likely cause of breakers tripping. The fact is, when breakers trip they are doing their job to protect you from harm.
What Is a Service Upgrade and How Do I Know If I Need One?
An electrical service upgrade is an increase in the amount of power (amperage) supplied to your home by BC Hydro.
Can I Speak to An Electrician?
It’s often the case that when you call an electrical contractor you will be speaking with an actual electrician. But on the other hand, if it’s a good-size company, this is pretty unlikely. That doesn’t mean the person answering doesn’t know anything. Chances are they know quite a lot and might even be able to answer some basic questions.
Why is my electrical outlet not working?
This is probably the most common reason for call-outs that we get – “My outlet isn’t working and I can’t figure out why.”