COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

Cook Electric has electrical crews who specialize in commercial electrical services.

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

We perform residential electrical installations of all kinds.

ELECTRICAL SERVICE & REPAIR

Electrical services and repair work can be handled rapidly through our service department.

SPECIALTY ELECTRIC SERVICES

Cook Electric can provide expert advice, estimates and installation on a variety of specialties.

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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!

WHY CHOOSE US?

We are glad you asked!

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.

OUR SERVICE AREA

Providing Professional Electricians Since 1988

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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

ELECTRIFYING IDEAS

Weekly articles about news, trends and ideas

Feb 2018
15th Feb 2018

Replacing Your Fuse Box with Circuit Breakers – Part 1

If you live in an older home, you may find an obsolete fuse box, along with outdated insulation and wires.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. 

11th Feb 2018

Electrical Safety Basics for a Commercial Building

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.



Safety Program


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


Common Causes


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.

8th Feb 2018

Child Proof Electrical Outlets for Play Time Safety

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. 

4th Feb 2018

Benefits of a 200 Amp Service Panel Upgrade

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. 

Jan 2018
30th Jan 2018

Wireless & Wired Home Networking Basics – Part 2

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. 

OUR SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Here are some additional specialized services that we provide.

COMMERCIAL NETWORK CABLING

We install commercial and residential Cat5e, Cat6 and fiber cabling to provide data connectivity within your office or home. All projects are fully tested for continuity and come with a long warranty.

ENERGY EFFICIENT SYSTEMS

As we use more electricity in our homes, electric bills rise. Efficient products and energy-saving strategies can help you save money and energy at home. Cook Electric knows the latest technology to help make your upgrades payoff.

SPECIALTY LIGHTING

Specialty lighting fixtures and lamps include under cabinet, down, task and accent lighting, whether from LED or T5 lamp sources and they are designed by our staff to meets the exacting requirements for the look, feel and value you demand.

FACTS ABOUT COOK ELECTRIC

Providing Professional Electricians Since 1988