Hiring an Electrical Professional

Electrical contractors in Edmonton Alberta

Canadians believe themselves to be handy, it only takes one to screw in a light bulb. But if you’ve ever experienced an electrical shock, then you already know how dangerous and painful electricity can be when not understood and respected. According to Alberta Municipal Affairs between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 a total of 782 electrical incidents were reported involving overhead power lines, underground power lines, and other types of electrical installations or equipment. Of these incidents, injuries to humans and fatalities of humans and livestock were recorded.

Professional Electrical and Control Ltd has provided commercial and residential electrical service and repair work to Edmonton, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan and the surrounding area since 1992. Our Team consists of highly skilled and trained technicians and management with fully stocked vans providing quality service with competitive pricing. We guarantee our work for one year for a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

The risks alone are reason enough to hire an electrical contractor to protect your home and your family from any mishap. As a consumer, we purchase services everyday often for convenience, hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor adds safety as well but there are additional benefits. The first part of the equation is ensuring you hire a contractor with the expertise, equipment, and training to do the job safely. Avoid your local handyman who says they can do it on the cheap, without the legal protection provided by a Licensed Electrical Contractor can result in major property damage, or even loss of life. All Licensed Electrical Contractors:

  • are fully insured;
  • will arrange permits and inspections;
  • can offer a Certificate of Inspection for your insurance company;
  • are qualified to perform the type of electrical work you require; and
  • can provide references.

Licensed Electrical Contractors carry insurance to protect you if someone gets hurt on the job and, if an insurance claim can be traced back to work that was performed by an unlicensed electrician, your claim may be denied – be careful who you let into your home to perform electrical work.

At Professional Electrical and Control Ltd, we handle a variety of electrical projects and are there for you when you want to:

  • Install lights during construction or remodeling;
  • Troubleshoot and repair services when you can’t fix it yourself;
  • Install electrical outlets and GFCI’s to provide you with extra power capacity; and
  • Upgrade panels to give you full control over your home’s electrical system.

Our Mission is to provide exceptional electrical services and educate our clients on current electrical code and technologies. At Professional Electrical and Control Ltd, we believe you should have confidence in the contractor who fixes your home and with the expert electricians at Professional Electrical and Controls Ltd, you have a trusted source for fixing and upgrading your home. Call 1-780-476-1413 today to discuss your electrical services needs and to schedule a home visit.

The Importance of Regular Home Electrical Inspections

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Electricity is pervasive in our live. It runs through our walls, powers our lights, charges our gadgets, and, essentially makes it possible to live the way we live. Being so pervasive, it is easy to take for granted that electricity can be dangerous. Electrical inspections for Edmonton homes, from an electrical contractor such as Professional Electrical & Controls Ltd, is an important but often overlooked home maintenance task.

The main reason for having regular inspections is to prevent electrical accidents. Electrical accidents are usually unpredictable and may happen without much, if any, prior warning. The electrical systems we use day in and day out are capable of small to life threatening injuries if something goes wrong.

When home wiring is damaged or exposed, it can result in electrocutions or fires. A proper electrical inspection can identify these issues and ensure that the right steps are taken to fix them. Electrical inspections can also identify problems such as outdated wiring, improper wiring, faulty alarm wiring, broken or missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, service panel issues, and missing junction boxes.

It is always going to be better, both for your bank account and for your family’s safety, to address these issues with repairs instead of having to fix them after they cause damage.

Electrical inspections in Edmonton are also a crucial component of maintaining your home’s value. If you put a lot of work into home upkeep and maintenance, then you don’t want bad wiring to put it all at risk. Furthermore, a home with a poor electrical system will not appeal to buyers, and may cause them to back out of a deal.

Additionally, getting you electrical system inspected is a simple way to potentially reduce your energy bill. An electrician can highlight areas which may be putting a greater drain on your system, and provide you with strategies for using less power and saving more money on your energy bill.

Edmonton home electrical inspections are highly beneficial for potential homebuyers. Having an electrical inspection done can reveal if there are any dangerous issues which you should be made aware of. Being aware of electrical problems can help prevent accidents in the future, and potentially even cause you to rethink the purchase.

Electrical inspections need to be performed by educated and experienced professionals who know what they should be looking for. The right technician will ensure that your home is in compliance with all electrical codes and standards.

The trusted electricians at Professional Electrical & Controls Ltd are happy to provide quality Edmonton electrical inspections, both to give homeowners peace of mind and to catch problems before they become health and safety hazards. We also offer a variety of other residential electrical services, which all come with a strong warranty.

Don’t forget about your home’s electrical system just because your lights may be working fine. It can be difficult to tell that something in the system is wrong until it’s too late to fix. Contact Professional Electrical & Controls Ltd to schedule your Edmonton home electrical inspection today.

 

Here are 10 reasons you should invest in a qualified commercial electrician.

  1. Your building is more than 25 years old. A structure that old has wiring that is almost guaranteed to be outdated, possibly decaying, and not up to code. A certified electrician will inspect your wiring and let you know what has to be done to bring it up to code and ensure it is safe.
  2. Lights flicker and dim. Does this happen when you turn on a light, appliance or machine? This could be a sign that circuits are overloaded and new lines have to be installed to distribute the load.
  3. All warm and tingly. Do switches, outlets, lights and other devices feel warm to the touch? Or do you get a light tingly shock when you touch them? These could be symptomatic of serious problems that should be fixed by a pro.
  4. If you find yourself running regularly to your electrical panel to reset your breakers, it’s time to call a commercial electrician. Blackouts are often the result of faulty wiring—very dangerous, as these may produce heat in walls, possibly leading to fire.
  5. Sparking, smoke and acrid smells—these could be symptoms of a short circuit as the copper in the wire touches other metal surfaces. Again, very dangerous and requiring a pro to fix.
  6. Insufficient outlets. Does your building look like a spaghetti platter with power strips and extension cords everywhere? Time to get more outlets installed.
  7. Surge protectors. Is your wiring as modern as the hi-tech gizmos you have everywhere? Computers, cell phone chargers, sound systems, alarm systems, to name a few? Installing surge protectors will keep your devices from getting fried and your data lost in the event of an electrical surge.
  8. Working near water. Flooded basements, bathrooms, kitchens—these are all places where there is a strong likelihood of electricity and water mixing it up—a dangerous combination if ever there was one. Call an electrician.
  9. If you have just moved into a building, it is probably worth your while getting it inspected. The electrician you call in will also ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning properly, and your insurance company will give you a thumbs-up.
  10. Rust, cloth-covered wiring and exposed wiring are all signs your wiring needs updating.

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Looking for a commercial electrician in Edmonton? Call Professional Electrical. Your satisfaction is guaranteed because we believe it’s good business to build lasting relationships.

We want to be your electrical contractor in Edmonton. Contact us next time you need a commercial electrician in Edmonton.

Professional Electrical—your go-to electrical contractor in Edmonton.