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14-06-2016

Commercial Electrician Toronto: Hiring a Pro


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There is a lot to consider when hiring a commercial electrician in Toronto. Similar to other professions, electricians have their own specializations. There are residential electricians as well as commercial electricians you can call on when there are electrical emergencies in your building. Working with electricity can be pretty dangerous if you are not a licensed electrician. Although there are certain similarities between a residential electrician and a commercial electrician in Toronto, it is better to call the latter for commercial installations.

What’s the difference between a residential and commercial electrician?

When you are constructing a new home, the best option for wiring services is a residential electrician who understands the importance of choosing the right wire size and the type of switches and receptacles. Wiring used for residential homes varies from what is used in commercial buildings. In the home, wiring has plastic sheathing around thin narrow wires. Plastic sheathing acts as a protective element to shield the wires from surrounding materials found in attics or crawl spaces. In commercial buildings, electrical wiring is run in open spaces to make maintenance easier and more efficient. For protection, electric wires are protected by tube-like conduits.

Why hire a commercial electrician?

It goes without saying that commercial buildings require more power than homes. To ensure that commercial buildings have the power they need without overloading, a commercial electrician in Toronto will typically use three-phase power, in contrast to single-phase power that is common in residential structures. Single-phase power consists of 240 volts with power delivered in 2 legs of 120 volts each. In three-phase power, 448 volts is delivered in two legs of 120 volts each and a third leg that carries 208 volts. A lot of factors are taken into account by the commercial electrician to ensure a safe and reliable electrical system. 


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