Where Is Emergency Lighting Required?

In this article, the team of qualified electricians at Powertec Electric explains the places where emergency lighting is required. Under 29 CFR (Code of Federal Regulation) 1910.34(c) OSHA defines ‘an exit route’ as, ‘an unobstructed and continuous exit travel path...

Baby Proofing Electrical Outlets

Toddlers and babies are curious. They’ll investigate basically anything if left unsupervised. That’s why parents ought to spend hours baby-proofing their home. One of the ways an infant may harm her or himself is by poking things inside the electrical outlets. Since...

5 Indications of Electric Problems

From flickering lights to unusual problems with your outlets, if you have any of the following 5 indications of electrical issues in your house, immediately contact a qualified electrician Winnipeg at Powertec Electric for professional help! Outlet Issues If any of...

Whole-House Surge Protectors

There’s an old joke about people who work in IT; that they never get the respect they deserve. The joke goes something like this: when everything goes wrong, the boss comes in and yells “What do I even pay you people for?”. When everything is running smoothly, the...

Rover Station

Long-time readers of the blog will know about our obsession with Canada’s aging electric infrastructure. In many parts of Canada, the biggest boom in electricity occured in the 60s and 70s, but Winnipeg had it’s own electrical boom in the early 20th century, when we...

Thinking Electric for Tenants

Recently, we ran an article on how landlords should think about their electrical. We wrote it because there’s a lot of things landlords need to know, from how their electrical can affect their insurance, to what they need to know about disagreements with tenants. We...