March 2021 – Spring Newsletter
We have exciting announcements!
Many of you know us might be wondering is this ismyhomesafe? The answer is yes, we just changed our name so that it can be more closely identified and aligned with its parent company Birnie Electric. Still the same great company, with the same great employees and same great values.
NEW WEBSITE AND LOGO
Yes, we have a new website!
Ismyhomesafe.ca is now Birniehomesafe.com
We know you will enjoy this new website, live April 2nd because it is full of interesting most up to date information about the electrical systems in your home.
Not only will you find information on the safety of your homes electrical systems but information on emergency generators, EV chargers, smart homes products, knob and tube wiring, LED lighting, panel upgrades and much more. Come visit us and see everything new about Birnie
HomeSAFE including our new logo.
AWARDED GENERAC DEALERSHIP IN ONTARIO
Birnie HomeSAFE is your choice for residential generator installs
We are proud to announce that we are now a Certified Generac dealer.We can now provide new Generac generator installations as well as service and maintenance of your existing home generator. Let us help you keep your family safe in the event of a power outage. Call us for a NO CHARGE estimate and consultation today.
INTRODUCING THE NEW GENERAL MANAGER
Speaking of keeping your home electrically safe, we want to introduce you to Marc Gibson who is Birnie HomeSAFE’s new General Manager. Marc joins Samantha De Giorgis, Kristen Defreitas, Michael Neumann and a strong team of highly trained electricians who are committed to carrying out our services with the highest level of customer satisfaction. See more on Marc in his below bio:
Marc Gibson has over 20 years experience with Birnie. Following in his father Gerry’s footsteps Marc completed his apprenticeship program becoming a journeyman and quickly moved up the ranks as service electrician then foreman. Marc brings a wealth of knowledge, experienced in design, installations, project management, estimating and safety protocols. Marc embraces all of the Birnie Electric values of respect, integrity, service excellence, ingenuity, collaboration and above all else safety.
ELECTRICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
Our signature Electrical Risk Assessment continues to be a favourite amongst homeowners new and old. Birnie HomeSAFE’s award winning ERA Program finds hazards and issues with your electrical system before it’s too late. Visit our website and request a free preliminary assessment to determine if your home is right for this service.
HAZARD HIGHLIGHT ⚡ 💥 🔥 😲
Proving that a Birnie HomeSAFE “is your HomeSAFE electrical assessment” is worthy exercise, this customer was eternally grateful that we uncovered this burnt receptacle in their living room. This receptacle was installed using a method called a “quick back stab method”. This method pushes the wires into the back of the receptacle as shown in this photo. True it is quick, but it is risky, hazardous and the reason this receptacle began to spark, arc and caught fire. Birnie HomeSAFE’s electricians never use this method and always use the screw clamp method for this exact reason. If you think your receptacles are connected with the back stab method, you should have an electrical risk assessment to check your receptavles, so your HOME and FAMILY are safe. Call us for a Residential Risk Assessment and get those receptacles checked today!
WE ARE ON THE RADIO!
We are on the radio so listen for our commercials on News talk 1010 and 680 as well as the Frank Cohn home improvement show on Saturday morning on 1010.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
We continue to stay vigilant during COVID-19 with a strict protocol for our clients and employees. Nothing is more important than the health and well being of clients and employees. We not only social distance, wear a 3 ply mask, wash hands/tools but we also pre screen our clients twice. once the day before the scheduled call and then on the day of, prior to entering your home.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I want to thank you for support during COVID-19 as we have been able to not only keep your home electrically safe we have been able to keep you and ourselves safe too by continuing to operate strict COVID-19 safety protocols while working in your home. Thank you for trusting us and again thank you for your business.
SPRING IS ALMOST HERE
The clocks SPRING FORWARD SUNDAY MARCH 14 @ 2am. It’s time to test your smoke and CO alarms (change the batteries if necessary), test your GFCI or ARC fault outlets. The first step of our electrical inspection is free so please don’t hesitate to call or email us for an appointment. For those customers that we haven’t seen in a while and are wondering if their home is still electrically safe, the new Mini ERA program is for you! We are waiting for your call to check if your home is still electrically safe. Book an appointment today.
Birnie HomeSAFE, your trusted residential electrical contrator in the GTA.
2209 Dunwin Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5L 1X1
905-569-1818 ext. 240