For 30 years our Orillia Electricians have been serving customers in Orillia and surrounding areas. Orillia has been the home base for the Shock Doctors and is a long-established business in Orillia.
Orillia has a rich hydroelectric history: In 1902 Orillia built a hydroelectric plant at Ragged Rapids near Severn Falls and was one of the first communities in North America to boast long distance power transmission.
Having power to supply to homes in Orillia for over a century means that Orillia has over a century of different electrical wiring methods and systems.
You will still find evidence of old wiring techniques in the older neighbourhoods: In in the North ward, downtown Orillia and century farmhouses you can still find original knob and tube wiring.
30 Amp & 60 Amp Electrical Panels:
Entire neighbourhoods in the South ward, near Tudhope Park, were built in the few years after the second world war. There are many examples of fuse panels and electrical services that are 30 – 60 amps — well below current day’s 100 amp minimum requirements.
Homes built between 1950s and 1960s usually have 60 amp electrical services and many have not had their electrical panels replaced with breaker panels.
Many houses built in the 1970s wire wired with aluminum wire. Orillia saw a lot of subdivision growth in the ’70′s and you will find aluminum wiring in many of these homes. Areas include the west ward of Orillia near Twin Lakes Secondary School and the Marlisa Drive area, some South Ward homes including Couchiching Point, and the Fittons Road East area. Our electricians have rejuvenated aluminum wiring in many homes in these area providing a permanent solution to make their aluminum wiring safe.
If you are considering a major renovation or you have recently purchased your home, The Shock Doctors recommend beginning with a whole home electrical inspection. Knowing the overall health of your electrical system avoids costly surprises down the road or 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 for optimum performance and longevity.
With same-day service, our residential electricians serve Orillia and the surrounding areas of Washago, Brechin and Lagoon City, Coldwater, Kilworthy The Townships of Severn, Oro and Ramara.
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, professional, informative, and friendly – it is our goal to make your service call the best you have ever experienced!
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Orillia, ON L3V 6E1
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