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.
After beautifying your home with a new wall, driveway, walkway, or landscaping, you may have overlooked the idea of accentuating these new exterior features with low voltage lighting. Done skillfully, lighting design can make your house look much more appealing at night.
There is also an important safety aspect to installing exterior lighting for both residents and visitors. People will find it easier to find and maneuver on steps and walkways because of the improved visibility. Security will also be improved because a well-lit exterior will discourage would-be intruders from entering your property.
As discussed in Part 1, typical offices are thought to be low-risk areas, but existing hazards still remain. Safety measures must still be carried out by staff members, and regular electrical inspections must be performed by licensed electricians.
Part 2 will discuss Employee Awareness and Safety Tips.
Below are the electrical hazards that employees should be trained to detect and report for the prevention of injuries and fires:
- Buzzing electrical outlets
- Electrical equipment emanating an odd or burning smell
- Frayed electrical cords with exposed wires
- Improperly working equipment
- Overheated electrical cords or equipment
- Overloaded outlets, extension cords, or power strips
Supervisors should be advised of defective electrical equipment and accessories, which should be quickly taken off the premises as soon as possible.
Overloaded outlets can be addressed by hiring a licensed electrician to install more outlets in the areas where needed.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International non-profit (ESFI), overloaded electrical circuits are both fire and electrocution hazards. Many of the ESFI safety tips below will help keep a workplace safe from the related electrical hazards.
- Avoid folding or knotting electrical cords.
- Electrical cords should not be placed in heavy foot traffic areas or beneath a carpet.
- Keep a 3-foot minimum of clearance area in front of an electrical panel.
- Never force a three-prong electrical plug into a two-slot outlet.
- Nonessential electrical items should remain unplugged until needed.
- Power strips should be placed in areas with proper ventilation.
- Run electrical cords next to walls to avoid people tripping on them.
- Turn off and unplug electrical equipment or appliances before cleaning or maintenance.
An office electrical safety inspection should be performed by a licensed electrician as required by state and local regulations to ensure the safety of employees. The home offices of entrepreneurs should also get a regular inspection to keep residents safe.
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. For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.
When you compare them to industrial environments, typical offices are thought to be low-risk areas as far as electrical dangers. Although this has some credence, electrical hazards still remain. That’s why safety measures must still be carried out by the staff, and regular electrical inspections must be performed by licensed electricians.
One of the first rules when opening a new business is ensuring that customers or clients can see your office or facility. A primary purpose of commercial lighting is providing proper illumination for your company’s building and parking lot. Not only does well-designed lighting set the desired atmosphere, it also promotes the safety and security of people who visit your business.
An aluminum wiring conversion wiring should be performed by a licensed and experienced electrical contractor. The process of replacing aluminum wiring with copper wiring in your home can be complex. You may think you’ll be saving money by hiring an inexperienced electrician, but the job may not be done properly the first time, costing you money in the long run.