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Safety Benefits of Hiring Electrical Contractors in Toronto

January 12, 2021

While there are plenty of cautionary tips when it comes to dealing with electrical work, it should not intimidate you from tackling electrical projects around your home. In fact, many electrical contractors in Toronto are willing to encourage people to learn how to do basic electrical work on their own. But of course, it is very important to also know your own DIY limits when it comes to electrical. It is very critical to determine the boundaries and limitations of your skills, and understand when you are crossing the boundary into unsafe territories. 


The rule of thumb is to only work on electrical tasks that are outside of the walls and as you develop your skills, you may be allowed to perform more complex work such as adding outlets (if that’s permitted by your local authorities).


One more thing that electrical contractors in Toronto wanted you to know is that low voltage does not always mean no danger. While a low-voltage is not as dangerous as working with a circuit breaker box, you still have to take a basic precaution though. Consider low-voltage wiring the same as you would with other standard issues and keep in mind that it is not the voltage that is dangerous but the power or the current that runs through the wire. Speaking of, it’s possible that low-voltage wiring can still draw a higher than safe current. If you’re unsure, it’s always worth hiring a contractor from a trusted service provider like A.S. Electrical with years of experience and best practices when it comes to safety.


Finally, electrical contractors in Toronto wish that you always remember the importance of secured connections. A low-voltage connection can still produce a spark that can ignite combustible materials anywhere near. So, avoid this potential danger by not doing something as foolish as keeping rags right next to your low-voltage device if you don’t want to attract fire.  Junction boxes for example are a commonly incorrectly installed item where water frequently gets into. In these cases our team at A.S. Electrical is frequently called to troubleshoot and correct the issues of other contractors and homeowners who took shortcuts. 


Do your installations right by calling professional electrical contractors.


Here at A.S. Electrical we believe in providing quality service for our customers. Call us today to find out about how we can assist during your next home project!