Electrical Installation & Repair Services In Victoria BC

 
 

KNOB & TUBE WIRING REPLACEMENTS

We are specialists in the replacement of knob and tube wiring, originally found in most Victoria homes.

Is your home over 30 years old? If you so, your home most likely has what is called “knob and tube” wiring or an ungrounded electrical system. Knob and tube wiring was considered “state-of-the-art” in Victoria back then, but now is considered extremely dangerous and is in violation of BC's current electrical code and as a result is often not able to be insured by most insurance underwriters. Let us take care of your knob and tube wiring replacements in your home. Call us for a free quote
 
 
 
TWO STRANDED WIRING
Uses a hot wire and a neutral wire only, there is no ground wire. As a result, there is absolutely no protection should a fault occur. Electrical shocks and fires can often result from faults caused by knob and tube two stranded wiring.
 
POOR INSULATION ON WIRING
Knob and tube wiring used sheathing to insulate the wires, and these disintegrate rapidly over time. Buildings in Victoria that contain knob and tube wiring are older which only increases this problem.
 
 
60 AMP SERVICE
Older knob and tube electrical systems use a 60 amp service, with the wiring fused at 15amps. This means more current is flowing through knob and tube wiring than it is meant to handle, which leads to excessive heat and sometimes fires.
 
TWO PRONG OUTLETS
Knob and tube electrical systems also use two-prong receptacles, restricting the use of kitchen appliances. Without the presence of a ground wire, the risk of shock and severe injury are greatly increased
 
 
 

EV CHARGING STATIONS

We install charging stations for electric vehicles providing convenience and speed of rapid charging.

Gorge Electrical congratulates you on choosing an electric car! Owning such a vehicle can be a little scary as it is such a huge leap into the future of technology. However getting an EV charging station installed at your home or business shouldn't be a hassle. Let the EV Charging experts at Gorge Electrical take care of everything for you!
 
 
 
INSTALLATION INFORMATION
Prior to the EV charging station installation, our specialists will calculate the current available electrical capacity of your home or business to determine the most optimal installation. If there are any electrical system upgrades needed for your home or business, we will discuss those with you before proceeding further.

And as always with Gorge Electrical, you can rest assured your EV Charging Station will be installed to the current electrical code for safety and performance.
 
Vehicles Supported
  • Tesla Model X
  • Tesla Model S
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Fiat 500e
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota RAV4 EV
  • Smart For 2 ED
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Honda Fit EV
  • and many more
 
 
 

HOME LIGHTING INSTALLATION

We upgrade and install new lighting features for the interior and exteriors of homes as well as walkways.

Lighting is an important part of everyday life and can have a significant impact on a person's mood as well as impact the design, functionality and ambience of your home. Home lighting standards and technologies have drastically changed over the past decade, and never before has hiring the right professional electrician been so important.
Gorge Electrical is here to help you design the perfect getaway, with lighting designed to make you comfortable and inspired!
 
 
WE CAN HELP WITH
 
  • Can Lights
  • Track Lighting
  • Fluorescent Lighting
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Landscape Lighting
 
  • Motion Sensor Lighting
  • Ceiling Fan Lighting
  • Under Cabinet Lighting
  • Chandeliers
  • Any Other Type of Lighting Fixtures
 
 
 

LAKE COWICHAN

Get your lakefront property at Lake Cowichan cleaned up with new lighting, additional heating, solar, panel upgrades and more.
LAKE COWICHAN ELECTRICAL SERVICES
In addition to our standard residential services, Gorge Electrical is onsite during the summer providing additional lake front services such as dock and boatlift electrical needs, from low voltage lighting, to the heavy electrical loads required by remote control boat lifts to shoreline power circuits.

All dock and lake side wiring is GFI protected to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge to make all your lake front home and dock electrical and lighting dreams a reality.
 
 
 
 

PANEL UPGRADES

Upgrade your old electrical panel to one far more convenient plus built to higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels.
ELECTRICAL PANEL UPGRADES
Old electrical panels need to be upgraded for several reasons. Your existing panel may not be big enough to support the electrical loads of the devices we use today, or the extra load on the circuits can overload the electrical system and finally your old panel may not be up to current code, and you can be denied insurance by your provider.

If the electrical system is 25 to 30 years old, the functionality of the electrical panel and circuit breakers down. Circuit breakers can start tripping for no reason, or worse yet, not tripping at all which can be catastrophic.

If you plan to add an addition to your home, or develop in the basement, make sure the electrical panel / service is properly sized to handle all the additional electrical requirements. Call Gorge Electrical today and we can come look at your existing panel and give you an honest assessment and solutions if required.
 
 
 
 

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS

Home electrical system inspections of older homes for insurance renewal and/or real estate transactions.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSPECTION
Your home's electrical system should meet or exceed the current safety codes.

If you require an electrical inspection for insurance reasons, or if you are listing your home for sale, Gorge Electrical will provide you with written details outlining your current electrical system and any upgrades or repairs needed, providing any previous work completed in your home had the proper permits.
 
 
 
WHAT TO EXPECT
We have a very comprehensive checklist we go through during our inspection, however here are some of the basics:
  • Testing of Smoke Detectors
  • Electrical Panel Components
  • Wall Outlets, Switches, Connections
  • Outdoor & Indoor Light Fixtures & Connections
  • Wiring Materials
  • Safety Devices (GFCI and ARC Fault Protection)
  • Grounding
  • Making note of necessary repairs and Code Violations Needing Attention
 
ELECTRICAL INSPECTION SERVICES
  • Electrical Panel/Service Inspections
  • Electrical Wiring Inspections
  • Home Electrical Inspection
  • Commercial Electrical Inspections
  • Electrical Generator Inspections
  • Electric Safety Inspections
 
 
 

HOME ELECTRICAL

Gorge Electrical are complete home wiring specialists, taking care of all your home's wiring requirements.
HOME ELECTRICAL SERVICES IN VICTORIA BC
Gorge Electrical are your complete home wiring specialists. We take care of all your home's wiring requirements, both inside and outside.
 
 
 
SAFETY & SECURITY
  • Motion detector security lights
  • Camera security systems
  • Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Electric gates
  • Electric panel upgrades
  • Fuse box conversions
  • Knob & Tube wiring experts
  • Automatic standby generators
  • Complete house rewiring
 
LIVING ROOM
  • Home theater installation
  • Lutron blinds
  • Homeworks lighting control
  • Graphic Eye lighting control
  • Whole house automation
  • Big screen TV's
  • Surround sound systems
  • Recessed lighting
  • Ceiling fans
  • Surge protection
 
PATIO OR PORCH
  • Landscape lighting
  • Water feature lighting
  • Water feature pumps
  • Outdoor kitchen hookups
  • Outdoor grill lights
  • Motion detector lighting
  • Intercom systems
 
 
HOME OFFICE
  • Computer network cabling
  • Coaxial cable wiring
  • Phone system pre-wiring
  • Ceiling fans
  • Recessed lighting
  • Surge protection for expensive equipment
 
KITCHEN
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) for wet area's
  • Oven & Range hood wiring
  • Cooktop wiring
  • Undercounter lighting
  • Ceiling fans
 
BATHROOM
  • Exhaust fans
  • Heat lamps
  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Shower lighting
 
 
LAUNDRY ROOM
  • Washer & Dryer hook up's
  • Additional outlets
  • Additional lighting for work areas
 
GARAGE
  • Additional outlets for power tools
  • Electric garage door openers
  • Workbench lighting
  • Dedicated refrigerator outlets
 
POOL/SPA/JACUZZI
  • Spa & Jacuzzi hookups
  • Pool & Spa lighting
  • Pumps
  • Lanscape lighting
  • Outdoor electrical outlets
 
 
 

HEATING SERVICES

From heat pump and furnace corrections, to radiant in floor heating, Gorge Electrical does it all.
 
 
 
 

EMF SERVICES

We provide effective and measurable solutions for the exposure to EMF/RF caused by today’s modern technologies.
EMF REDUCTION & REMOVAL SERVICES
Gorge Electrical are your complete home wiring specialists. We take care of all your home's wiring requirements, both inside and outside.
 
 
 
EMF TESTING
EMF and RF exposure testing to identify internal and external sources of EMR pollutants.
 
RF TESTING
We test, measure and assess the Radio Frequency spectrum in your home or business and provide solutions to reduce the RF impact.
 
RF SHIELDING.
We reduce or remove low and high frequency electromagnetic fields by shielding or removing the offending source
 
 
SMART METER RELOCATION
We can safely relocate your BC Hydro smart meter to it's own secure location away from your home.
 
SLEEP SANCTUARIES
We will help you create a low EMF bedroom, allowing your body to sleep better and recuperate quicker
 
WATER SUPPLIES
We can eliminate electrical current and magnetic fields from your home, office or school’s water supply.
 
 
 

New Installs & Retrofits

We can install electrical systems for new constructions in both residential and commercial properties. Our knowledgeable electricians have experience installing a variety of systems in all types of businesses and homes, with a focus on safety and efficiency.

If you are looking to keep your existing electrical systems but add some new equipment, Gorge Electrical Services also offers excellent retrofit services.
 
 
 
WE CAN HELP WITH
  • Extensive Lighting Systems
  • Power circuits, generators, transformers
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Wiring
  • Communications Cabling
  • Security Systems
  • And more
 
TYPES OF PROPERTIES
  • Office Buildings
  • Retail Properties
  • Strata Buildings & Hotels
  • Educational Facilities
  • Private Residences
  • And more
 
 
 

Fire Alarm Services

Gorge Electrical Services has installed comprehensive fire alarm systems in all types of properties, from small residences to large commercial buildings. We offer new fire alarm installations, repair and replacement services to keep your systems in peak condition, ensuring the safety of you and yours.

We also offer regular inspections and maintenance of fire alarms on an as-needed or scheduled basis. Call us today for a quote and keep your properties as safe as possible.
 
 
 

Call us for installation of new electrical equipment today.