Frequently Asked Questions
We provide residential and commercial emergency electrician services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, York, Mississauga, and Brampton. Please contact us if you have any questions about our services and how we can help with your electrical project or emergency. Below you may find answers to some common electrical questions.
What is considered an electrical emergency?
An electrical emergency is when immediate professional assistance is required for an electrical problem that poses a serious inconvenience or safety risk. Examples may include a power outage, overloaded or burnt outlets, failing circuits, or any other continuous electrical problem you’ve been experiencing.
Do electricians work on weekends?
Not all electricians work on weekends — however, MADE ELECTRIC is available around the clock 24/7 for all of your regular and emergency electrical needs. We can be reached on our contact page for any required help with your electrical problems or projects.
How much is a call out charge for an electrician?
The average cost for a call out is usually for one hour of service. Depending on the travel required and other work that is being done within the same area, we may be able to reduce the call out fee. For further questions about pricing, please contact us concerning all of your electrical needs.
Do whole house surge protectors really work?
Whole house surge protectors are designed to guard your home from the more dangerous and high-voltage surges. However, whole house surge protectors are the first line of defense against electrical surges and should be used in addition to surge outlets and plug-in surge protectors for individual devices. A large portion of it depends on the type of protection that the device is rated for.
How much does it cost to install a whole house surge protector?
A whole-house surge protection device can protect all of your electronics, appliances, telephone, Internet and cable TV equipment. The cost of installing a surge protection device can start as low as $325 (including the device), but the price may vary depending on the type of device you want installed and the type of electrical panel in your home.
Why is important to label my electrical panel?
Labelling your electrical panel ensures the safety of you, your home, and your family. In the event of an emergency, cutting off power to a specific appliance or receptacle requires you to know which circuit controls it. During an emergency, time is valuable and trying to figure out which breaker or fuse to turn off could be the difference between life and death.
How long does it take to label a panel?
Labelling an electrical panel is a two-person job and should take between 1.5-4 hours depending on the size of your home.
Which things need a dedicated circuit in my house?
Some appliances that require a dedicated circuit include:
- Refrigerators and freezers (including some wine fridges)
- Kitchen counter receptacles
- Dryers and washing machines
- Sump pumps
- Central vacuum
- Hot tubs
- Pool pumps
- Air jets or whirlpool tubs