Electrician Services FAQ

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Welcome to Dynamize Electric FAQ page where you'll find answers to common questions about our electrical services. If you don't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to call us at 905-220-9244. Our team is always here to help.

Yes we are a licensed electrical contractor. Licensed by the Electrical Safety Authority. Our license requires us to follow the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and the Occupational Health & Safety Act. We also carry liability coverage of $5,000,000.00 and WSIB. Our licensed electricians guarantee both quality and safety.

Your Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC) will display their seven-digit ECRA/ESA licence number on their work vehicle, as well as on correspondence, contracts, advertisements, yellow pages, websites and anywhere else where they communicate with the public.

Ask to see their licence number: if they don’t have one, they’re not an LEC. And if you’re using a general contractor or other trade professional who subcontracts the electrical, the work always needs to be completed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.

Ask your general contractor; you can also easily verify a Licensed Electrical Contractor on ESA’s website.

Dynamize Electric Inc’s ECRA/ESA License number is 7011431 You can verify that we are licensed through the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) by clicking this link and using the contractor locator tool.

We know that no two spaces or projects are alike and because of this we like to get a better understanding of what our customers are looking for before giving a price. Some jobs are done on time and material basis and some are quoted. This is to make sure our customers get exactly what they want for the best price.

We accept payment in the form of cash, cheque and e-Transfer. Corporate customers may also wish to setup an account for easy billing.

If they’re not Licensed Electrical Contractors, they are working illegally. It could also be very costly, especially if the work ends up backfiring and the insurance company gets involved. They might even refuse your claim.

There’s also this: if you hire an unlicensed electrician and they get hurt on the job, you’re responsible. When you consider the many potential pitfalls, hiring an unlicensed electrician is not worth the risk to your family’s safety and home.

A Licensed Electrical Contractor should always display their ECRA/ESA licence number, and it should even be on the Kijiji or other ad if they’re licensed.

Yes, if it’s afterhours and you reach our answering service, someone from our team will be in-touch with you shortly. Standard overtime rates will apply.

When an electrical panel is out-dated or is in need of being replaced, you will often have many of these signs.

• Flickering lights
• Tripping breakers
• Blown fuses
• Melting electrical wires
• Over loaded circuit breakers
• Appliance usage limitations
• No spare breaker space in your existing panel

Almost all electrical installation, repair and replacement work requires a permit and will trigger a review process by Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). Permitting and staying in compliance with the Ontario Electrical Saftety Code protects and insures all parties involved.

The 2015 Ontario Electrical Safety Code, with more than 200 changes, came into effect as regulation on May 5, 2016. Electrical Safety Authority works collaboratively with its safety partners to update the Ontario Electrical Safety Code every few years. Each new edition includes technology and safety advancements, and helps keep Ontario at the leading edge of electrical safety. The Code is a result of input from dozens of safety experts and thousands of hours of consultations.

In Ontario, by law, anyone you hire must be a licensed electrical contractor (LEC). Electrical work is very specialized. It takes over 5 years to get an Electrician’s License. An unlicensed electrician, handyman and other service providers cannot do electrical work, other than in their own residence. Any tradesperson telling you a licensed electrical contractor is not required is a red flag. Not using a licensed electrician may lead to problems in your electrical system which could result in a fire, injury, death or having to hire an LEC to fix problem. If you do develop a problem, insurance companies do not cover damages associated with unlicensed contractors.

The cost for a permit depends on the amount of work you’re doing. Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is a not-for-profit self-funded organization. As a result, ESA charges for inspection and other services. Revenues from the provision of services cover ESA’s operating expenses and support public electrical safety education. Contact us for further permit pricing for your project.

A permit creates a permanent record of the electrical work that has been done in your home or business, and triggers a review process by the Electrical Safety Authority, which is an added safeguard for you, your family or business.

Without a permit, there will be no record of the electrical work or a Certificate of Inspection, which is an important document for insurance and resale. If something goes wrong, you can be found liable and your insurance may not cover you if the work was not conducted by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or done under permit by you, the homeowner, which is the law in Ontario.

Unless you’re a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC), NO. The homeowner is the only person, other than an LEC, allowed to do electrical work in their home. So the best thing you can do for your friend is tell them to give us a call. 905-220-9244.

We provided services to the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions including but not limited to, Peel, Halton, Hamilton, Niagara, Toronto, York, Durham, Waterloo, Brant, Oxford and Middlesex. Dynamize Electric Inc. serves the commercial, industrial, service stations and residential sectors, as well as property management and restoration companies.

If your renovating your bathroom, kitchen or upgrading your appliances, finishing your basement, adding a workshop, pool or hot tub, electrical vehicle chargers or just looking for some extra outlet around the house.

Upgrading is always a good idea to make sure you have significant power for all your needs. You may also want to consider replacing your fuse panel with a breaker panel.

Give us a call (905) 220-9244. Dynamize Electric Inc. is dedicated to providing you with the best service possible. Our team looks forward to answering your question.

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