Electrical Contractors in Timmins

Certified & Experienced Electrical Contractors in Timmins

We offer residential repairs and upgrades for homeowners, electrical panel and lighting installations for commercial and industrial clients, and even electrical contractor services for mining purposes.

Rewiring electrical panel

Electrical Wiring Upgrades to Reduce the Risk of Fire in Your Home in Timmins

When it comes to the wiring in your home, one of the most important reasons to have it upgraded, brought up to code, or new wiring installed is to greatly reduce the risk of fire hazards. The electricians at Hooked Up Electrical can update old knob-and-tube wiring, which is still common in older homes in the Timmins area.

Aluminum wiring was popular for residential wiring in the 60s and 70s but can be problematic, and even present a fire risk. The licensed electrical contractors at Timmins’ Hooked Up Electrical can inspect your aluminum wiring, and remove and replace any electrical outlets that have been improperly installed. This is typically a low-cost upgrade but can eliminate serious fire risks in your home.

Do You Have Enough Electrical Outlets in Your Home?

Current electrical code in Timmins and all of Ontario for that matter calls for electrical outlets within 4 feet of a doorway and every 12 feet thereafter in residential homes. That has nothing to do with “social distancing”, thankfully. The reason for having an electrical outlet available every 6 feet is to reduce the reliance upon extension cords. The reasoning behind the spacing of electrical outlets is to reduce the excessive use of extension cords, as they can become worn or overheated. If this happens, they may become a contributing factor to fires in the home.

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Generec generator at the side of a home

We Install Generac Generators

Living in northern Ontario, ensuring a reliable electrical supply for our families is a must. And with so much going on in the world these days, it just makes more and more sense to “prepare for the worst and hope for the best”. A lot of people have come to this same conclusion, and as electrical contractors in Timmins, we have been installing more and more Generac home generators. Installing a home generator is a great way to add peace of mind, knowing that having one means that your electrical supply will be continuous, regardless of brownouts, blackouts, or whatever happens.