Residential & Commercial Electricity FAQ
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Home and business owners are not expected to be experts on electricity and should never attempt to perform DIY electrical services. Our team at Casco Bay Electric performs professional electrical services for our customers. We know you likely have questions about our residential and commercial electrical services, so we’ve prepared this FAQ. Our company strives to serve our local community, including educating our customers about our services. We offer custom electrical services for homeowners in Maine, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.
Answering Your Questions About Electrical Services
We don’t expect you to be an expert on electricity, and we’re happy to answer any questions you might have. We’ve compiled many of the questions we frequently receive into this helpful FAQ page about electricity. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
I’m buying an electric vehicle. Can I charge it at home?
Yes, you can charge your electric vehicle at home to take advantage of saving money on gas and doing your part for our environment. However, you cannot charge your new electrical vehicle without the right equipment. Our residential electrical experts install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. We also install these EV charging stations for local businesses. We will make sure your facility can handle the demands of the EV charger. We also upgrade chargers and troubleshoot any problem you may have.
I have a fuse box. Should I replace it?
Fuses tend not to be as reliable as circuit breakers. Today the average household has greater voltage demands than in yesteryear. If you have an older home, your fuse boxes should be upgraded with larger fuses to keep up with additional power demands and prevent tripping fuses. Don’t allow your fuse box to become a fire hazard. If you are not the original homeowner, the previous owner may have skimped on fuse box modifications, so we highly recommend at least getting yours inspected by our professionals.
Can I do my own electrical work, or do I have to hire an electrician?
We can’t prevent you from doing your own electrical work, but we strongly advise against it. You are legally allowed to do your own electrical work if you are working on your primary residence and capable of meeting all Maine State Electrical Codes. Electrical work is not a DIY job. Don’t put yourself in danger. Hire the professional team at Casco Bay Electric.
Are commercial electricians different than normal electricians?
Our custom electrical services company has the experience, expertise, and equipment to perform commercial and residential electrical company services. Residential electrical services usually involve high voltage systems that are between 120 and 240 volts. Commercial electrical services have extra high voltage systems exceeding 240 volts.
My business has unique electrical needs and specialized systems. Would you be able to check and repair systems such as these?
Casco Bay Electrical excels at providing service for many commercial and industrial businesses in Maine that have unique electrical systems and needs. You can count on us for custom electrical services, including unique machinery, roller doors, special emergency systems, and more. We can work on all types of jobs and systems. Don’t hesitate to request an estimate for our services.
How qualified are your electricians?
All of our electricians are either master or skilled licensed electricians. Any electricians dispatched to your home or business have been trained and have the experience to handle any type of residential or commercial electrical work. We are fully licensed and insured. Our team uses high-quality materials and equipment and offers the latest electrical solutions and technologies. Our electricians are courteous and knowledgeable and offer clear and honest communication. We promise to leave your job site tidy and safe, and our experts offer affordable pricing while staying within project budgets.
How do I contact your electrical services company in an emergency?
Casco Bay Electric offers 24/7 emergency electrical services for home and business owners. Our regular business hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, but you can reach us after hours. Our phone number is 207-221-3331
What types of electrical services do you offer?
Our electrical specialists offer comprehensive electrical services for your home or commercial facility. We offer residential services, including implementing entire electrical systems in new builds, updating wiring, electrical maintenance problems, locating underground faults, and more. We excel at completing commercial electrical work for business managers and owners. We service, build, and remodel electrical components for office spaces, small businesses, restaurants, and more. We do it all, including streetlight maintenance and installation and more. We work with industrial facilities, including security systems and equipment. Our experts also specialize in power quality testing, energy study, chart recording, and generator services.
Schedule Your Electrical Appointment
The team at Casco Bay Electric is ready to take your call and schedule an appointment for electrical services. We’ve been serving the area for 30 years and would be happy to add to you our list of satisfied customers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.