For 30 years, the Shock Doctors have been ensuring in-home electrical safety and giving their clients peace of mind in Muskoka and surrounding area.
Even though Muskoka is known as Toronto’s playground and vacation haven, the communities of Gravenhurst and Bracebridge are long established with century homes dating back to the mid-1800′s.
This home in Gravenhurst’s downtown was built by the mayor of the day 1876. It is grand inside and out and has withstood the harsh reality of Ontario’s northern weather as well as a number of renovations. In this old home, like others of its age, you will still find evidence of old wiring techniques. You can still find original knob and tube wiring and a closer look often reveals that upgrades and renovations done over time have made the wiring far more challenging, mixing older systems practices of the day.
Over the years, The Shock Doctors have upgraded many homes in Muskoka, replacing fuse panels with safer, breaker panels, and electrical services that are 30 – 60 amps— well below current day’s 100 amp minimum requirements.
In-fill homes built between 1950s and 1960s usually have 60 amp electrical services and many have not had their electrical panels replaced with breaker panels.
Older cottages have a bad reputation of having amateur, handy-man wiring performed. These efforts often do not meet the requirements of the Electrical Safety Authority and most likely have not have been inspected.
Neighbourhoods built in the 1970s are often wired with aluminum wiring. Aluminum wiring requires special care to keep it working safely.
If you are considering a major renovation to your recently purchased home, The Shock Doctors recommend beginning with a whole home electrical inspection. Having our professional electricians provide an electrical inspection of your electrical system can avoid costly surprises mid-project.
Whether it is replacing an old fuse panel with modern breakers, equipping a home top to bottom with the best smoke and CO detection or installing whole home backup generator power, The Shock Doctors make sure the electrical systems of their clients are installed and maintained for optimum performance and longevity.
Our residential electricians serve Gravenhurst and Bracebridge and the surrounding areas of Bala, Port Carling, Torrance and Kilworthy.
Throughout Muskoka, our electricians have an excellent working relationship with the power suppliers and inspection authorities, meaning that when you have a problem and have no power we are able to restore power the same day.
When you request a visit from The Shock Doctors you can count on us to be on time, prepared and respectful of your home and property. With a focus on being friendly, professional and informative, it is our goal to make your service call the best you have ever experienced.
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