When looking to hire commercial electrical contractors in Toronto, there are many important factors to consider when researching qualified and experienced professionals. This is especially true regarding electrical contractors in Ontario. Depending upon the scale of your project, you may be surprised to learn that electrical contracting does not offer a one-size-fits-all approach.
In Ontario, there are two licenses electricians may possess that distinguish between the divisions wherein an electrical contractor is permitted to work. For example, residential electricians may not necessarily engage with all commercial contract work, despite being educated and trained to handle electrical wiring and more.
At Langstaff & Sloan, we believe the following list outlines important factors to consider when hiring commercial electrical contractors in Ontario.
- Government Penalties
If a contractor misleads a client about his or her qualifications and attempts to perform unlicensed or unqualified commercial electrical work, said contractors may face penalties from the Electrical Safety Authority. Penalties include fines and possible legal convictions depending on the gravity of their actions.
- Insurance Concerns
While the government of Ontario may not hold you personally responsible for hiring an unqualified commercial electrical contractor in Toronto, your insurance company may be less forgiving. Typically, it is a precondition of coverage that you hire only qualified, licensed professionals to perform electrical services on your property. Should an unfortunate event arise resulting in fire or other property damage following poorly installed electrical work, you may face difficulties receiving approval on claims by insurance providers.
- Poor Work
Although fires and other large-scale safety issues are of major concern if hiring an untrained electrical contractor in Ontario, there are many safety regulations in place to test systems once installed to avoid accidents before they happen. However, there are other elements of electrical installations that may seem less dangerous but should be considered, equally.
Problems such as short-circuiting can damage valuable equipment. Computer components are especially vulnerable to such issues and can be very expensive to replace. Unfortunately, many policies do not cover loss or damaged computer components as a result of poor installation. Imagine having to pay hundreds of dollars out-of-pocket to replace computer components that can fit in the palm of your hand.
- Bad Planning
A qualified and confident commercial electrical contractors in Toronto can predict how your electrical systems and appliances will perform in the future. At Langstaff & Sloan, we see the warning signs of poorly install0ed electrical work and can assist in the removal and reinstallation of products.
Work with Langstaff & Sloan
Our team has provided electrical service excellence within the Greater Toronto Area since 1991, and we take pride in offering quality advice before engaging in any installation. As fully licensed commercial electrical contractors in Toronto, you can feel confident leaving your safety and business with our team of experienced professionals. Contract us for a free estimate, today.