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What Services Can Electrical Contractors Provide?

June 30, 2023

Electricity is the lifeblood of everything. We live in houses powered by electricity. We drive electric cars. The majority of things we do in our lives rely heavily on electricity. So making sure electrical systems our lives are dependent upon so much are in mint condition is a must. Thankfully, there are electrical contractors who are licensed to handle any residential and commercial electrical repairs and maintenance tasks while making our lives easier and safer. In this article, we will discuss the various electrical tasks electrical contractors are hired for and the importance of each of these tasks. Read on!


What do electrical contractors do?



When there is a non-life-threatening electrical fault in your home or office, the first thing you need to do is to try to find out where the source of the fault is. Second, call an electrical contractor to perform electrical repair services. The most common electrical problems in residential or commercial buildings are damaged electrical panels, faulty wires, loose or malfunctioning outlets and circuit breaker issues. Electrical contractors are fully licensed to handle household electrical repairs so it is always better to call one rather than try to fix the problem yourself. 



Electrical contractors can fix existing systems and erect new systems from scratch. For instance, they are frequently hired to install electric systems from scratch in new developments. They are also knowledgeable in all the latest regulations and electrical codes to advise on the best solutions for every particular case so that the client can make the best decision, taking into account their specific needs. 



Electric upgrades are still common these days, especially in older buildings. Old structures were built according to the standards of the times and in their majority need to be updated to meet the modern day standards. 


Another reason for electrical upgrades is that older systems may fail to accommodate the modern-day increased demand for electricity. Electrical contractors can upgrade outdated electrical systems to make sure they meet the current standards and demand. 



Electrical maintenance services are the next most important thing after electrical safety inspections. During electrical maintenance, electrical contractors would test electrical systems for safety, inspect wires and panels for damages, replace worn or outdated components and perform any other maintenance that would improve the performance of the machinery or electrical systems. 


It is important to schedule regular electrical system repairs and maintenance to ensure efficient and continuous operation of the electrical systems as well as the safety of employees, visitors and residents. 


Safety inspections

Safety inspections are especially important for large plants and manufacturing companies where equipment and machinery are the heart of the production process. Providing timely electrical repair services is crucial, but it is also important to conduct regular safety inspections to make sure the equipment is operating safely and poses no danger to the operators and employees. 


Electrical contractors will inspect the wiring, electrical panels, circuit breakers, and outlets to find any problems or potential hazards. Additionally, they will make sure that every electrical system complies with regulations and offer suggestions for any modifications or repairs that may be required.


Sustainable energy solutions

Sustainable energy solutions such as renewable energy systems are gaining more and more traction these days. Businesses and individuals are installing solar panels to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. Saved costs are also another factor that makes renewable energy solutions so attractive. 


Electrical contractors can recommend the best renewable energy solutions for businesses and homes as well as install the systems. They also provide maintenance and electrical repair services to ensure that the systems are functioning efficiently, causing minimal disruptions in the operations.

Emergency services

Electrical emergencies have to be addressed as soon as possible, and this is exactly what electrical contractors are skilled to handle. Power outages, electrical fires, electrical shocks and overload circuits are the most common electrical emergencies. If any of these happen in your home/business, call electrical contractors immediately. Some are usually available 24/7, so they can respond to an emergency situation at any time during the day or night. 



The role of electrical contractors in ensuring safety and functionality of electrical systems cannot be overestimated. They are skilled professionals who can install, repair and maintain electrical systems, ensuring the safety of the people and property. 

If you are looking for electrical contractors in Toronto & the GTA, call A.S. Electrical Services Ltd. In business since 2006, we have continuously delivered quality residential electrical repairs and commercial electrical repairs, to our clients. Contact us for an estimate today!