Remember the 2013 Ice Storm?

Two years ago today the ice storm downed many power lines and left thousands of people without power over Christmas.

Albright Electric was there to help

Ice Storm Emergency Service
Albright Electric working through the Ice Storm to restore power to homes

The entire team at Albright Electric worked throughout the holidays to restore power to many homes in Toronto.

Remember – downed power lines are extremely dangerous.  If you see a downed power line stay at least 10 metres away and call 911 and the local utility company immediately.

Albright Electric is always available for emergencies and we have decades of experience for everything electrical for your home or business.  We specialize in rewiring your home to eliminate old Knob & Tube wiring without damage to walls, ceilings or moldings.  For service upgrades, breaker panels, lighting, generators and more, call or email Albright Electric for a free quote – anytime.

For more information on power line safety, take a look on the ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) website.

Stay safe & Merry Christmas


Canadian Tire Recalls “Holiday Collection” Christmas Lights

A warning from Health Canada last week that certain holiday lights may post serious safety risks (click here for updated list of products) was issued after testing where Health Canada identified several risks that include overheating, risk of fire and/or electric shock .

Canadian Tire has recalled their “Holiday Collection” Christmas lights.

Canadian Tire Holiday Collection Recall List

Canadian Tire says consumers with any of the products in this list should stop using them immediately and return them to a Canadian Tire location for a full refund.

Other retailers such as Walmart, Michaels, Dollarama, Loblaws and others have also issued recalls on seasonal lights affected by this recall so check the link above to make sure any lights you’ve bought this year are not on the list.

Keep you home and family safe this holiday season.