Welcome to Cook Electric
Established in 1988, Cook Electric has grown to become a leader in all aspects of electrical contracting. We have developed a reputation throughout Central Maryland for fast, dependable service at a fair price. Our satisfied customers include builders, developers, realtors, bankers, landlords, restaurant owner, stores, offices and homeowners. We are professionals at providing information on lighting, generators, code issues and electrical safety. All this plus competitively priced estimates – FREE!
About employing people who not only have the knowledge and skills, but are
polite and respectful.
We work hard to maintain our schedules, and to show up on the job within the
promised time frame.
By attending trade shows and electrical code classes as well as safety meetings.
We have a fleet of fully equipped trucks and well-trained employees, ready to service your electrical needs.
Cook Electric Provides Electrical Repair Service to the Following Areas:
- Annapolis, MD
- Anne Arundel County, MD
- Crofton, MD
- Edgewater, MD
- Glen Burnie, MD
- Kent Island, MD
- Severna Park, MD
- Stevensville, MD
I have been employing Cook Electric’s services for at least 15 years, and I have always found them to be dependable and professional to deal with. They have consistently provided my projects with courteous, well trained electricians, that work hard to bring my projects in on schedule.
We have found Cook Electric’s Senior Service Tech, Norman to be “Fantastic!” He has been the person who primarily looks after the electrical service issues at the various properties we manage. He is always helpful and pleasant to deal with.
Cook Electric has been wiring New Homes and Providing Service work at my commercial properties for years now. I have always found them to be Professional. They show up when they say they are going to, which is important to me, in keeping my schedule.
If you live in an older home, you may find an obsolete fuse box, along with outdated insulation and wires. Replacing a fuse box with circuit breakers will give your electrical system greater reliability, power, and safety. The following will discuss some important points to consider. Consult with an experienced licensed electrician before proceeding.
As found by a study of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), electrical fires are one of the five leading causes of fires in commercial buildings. In addition, fires that were started by electricity were responsible for more damage than other causes.
Business owners and commercial property owners should use education as a tool for protecting people and property. Imparting knowledge regarding best practices when electricity is being used is one of the most effective ways for improving electrical safety. An ongoing training program for employees or tenants can significantly reduce occurrences of electrical fires and save lives.
The initial step is to create and schedule an electrical safety program with the help of professionals. Regular training and mandatory guidelines should be required for every employee who works with or near electricity. The following are the most important topics that should be included in documentation provided to those participating.
- Identification of safety hazards
- The safe distance to keep from electrical conductors that are exposed
- Proper practices for working in wet locations that contain electricity
- Applicable OSHA rules for the workplace
- OSHA penalties for noncompliance
Electrical fires in commercial buildings often arise from issues involving appliances and equipment. Other common causes involve light fixtures, light bulbs, lamps, as well as faulty wiring.
Proper Equipment Use and Maintenance
Employees involved with using electricity for their tasks should undergo an educational program that provides knowledge regarding the correct methods for utilizing and maintaining their equipment. This will help decrease the risk of an electrical fire in the workplace. Below are safety tips for commercial buildings.
- Electrical cords and plugs require regular checkups and maintenance.
- Electrical equipment, including computers, TVs, and microwaves, should be serviced only by professionals.
- Equipment must only be unplugged by grasping and pulling the power plug, never by pulling the electrical cord.
- Extension cord usage should only be temporary.
- Never nail or staple extension cords onto walls or floors.
- Retain an experienced and licensed electrician for testing connections and wiring at your commercial building.
Electrical Peace of Mind
Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:
- Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
- Marina & Residential Pier Wiring
- Electrical Service & Repair
- Specialty Electrical Services
For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.
Raising a family with children in your home will require taking a few extra steps for safety. One of them is protecting young kids from the dangers of electrical outlets. Fortunately, this is quite simple with the help of a licensed electrician. Child-proof outlets can be quickly installed by an experienced electrician in most homes.
Child Injury Data
Data gathered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found more than 2,000 children a year received emergency room treatment due to electrical receptacle incidents. That is an average of seven kids daily. More than 70% of these incidents happened at home, and they usually resulted from sticking household items like keys, paper clips, nails, and hairpins into outlets. The injuries were typically first or second degree burns, but some were much more serious.
The service or circuit panel is an important component of every home’s electrical system, because it allows the system to function properly. According to some, a 100-amp service panel should be the minimum. However, this may not be enough for modern homes that are equipped with a heavy-duty HVAC unit, large appliances, entertainment systems, computers, an electrical car charger, and an ever-growing number of devices.
Keeping the future in mind, a 200-Amp service panel should be seriously considered. The following discusses the benefits of installing this upgrade for your home. Remember to talk to an experienced licensed electrician to get the best results for your project.
As discussed in Part 1, streaming video from entertainment services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon will consume up to 80% of the wireless bandwidth of a typical home network. Used together, wireless and wired home networking can meet the rapidly growing future demand of home users. Part 2 will discuss 4K, Power over Ethernet, and Future Proofing.
Arrival of 4K
Featuring four times the resolution of HD 1080p screens, 4K or Ultra HD will require using a wired network at home as a wireless network will not be able to distribute the signal throughout a home consistently. CAT5e cable is capable of transmitting the 12 -20 mbps which is necessary for 4K. CAT5e or 6 cable can also be used with HDMI, which can handle HD video and audio as well as HDBaseT, a connectivity standard for uncompressed high-definition video (HD) transmission.