Busted! Don’t Believe These Electrical Myths!

Author: Delray Electric Ltd. | | Categories: Commercial Electrician , Electrical System Upgrades , Residential Electrician

Busted! Don’t believe these electrical myths!

Professional electricians go through many hours of education, on-the-job training, and certification before earning their license. This guarantees that they meet a high standard of work while rewiring equipment or fixtures, inspecting electrical components for safety, installing wiring and lighting, and troubleshooting electrical problems.

However, many don’t recognize the expertise required to do simple electrical jobs. Also, as the regulations are lax when it comes to homeowners doing their own electrical work, there are several misconceptions about the best procedures to get certain electrical projects done. Believing these myths can lead to devastating outcomes like injuries and property damage. To help you steer clear of the falsehoods leading to these mishaps, Delray Electric Ltd. has debunked some of the most widely believed electrical myths.

Myth 1: Anyone can wire anything
If a homeowner wants to work on their own wiring, they don’t necessarily need a permit. But without really understanding and knowing the State code, they might end up wiring the place incorrectly or carrying out installations haphazardly. On the other hand, as professionals, we can wire a house as per the appropriate code to keep homeowners safe and sleeping well at night. Moreover, permits are required for homeowners when carrying out any electrical work as it is important to have these in place, irrespective of who is doing the project.

Myth 2: One light is good enough per room
While having one light in a room could work, many different layers of light would allow for a change in the ambiance of a room. We wire many homes with more than one source of light to make the place stand out. That way, our clients can put a little more character into the home and cater to a beautiful aesthetic.

Myth 3: Quick wire on devices is a good solution
While this practice is up to code, it offers a weak connection and usually fails. Many people think that quick wire on devices is a good method, but this actually fails quite often and could be a potential fire hazard. To prevent these issues, we always turn the wire around the screw and make sure we have a stable connection when installing an electrical appliance, fixture, or wiring.

If you’re looking to steer clear of more myths like these, reach out to Delray Electric Ltd. 

With a history of providing quality electrical solutions in Morinville, AB, we are the go-to firm when you want an electrical job done right. Whether it’s a new installation, troubleshooting, or simply professional advice that you need, we make sure to support you with prompt and professional solutions. Our services include commercial and residential electrical services, lighting installation, upgrades, repairs, and new electrical installations. All of these services are available across Morinville, Fort Saskatchewan, Sturgeon County, Westlock, Legal, Redwater, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Gibbons, Bon Accord, and Sandy Beach, AB.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about Delray Electric Ltd., we’d love to hear from you, please contact us here