Now that spring is here, it’s time to start thinking about your dock and what it needs for the upcoming boating season. Boat dock and lift electrical services include dock lighting, boat lift automation, shore power, maintenance, and repair. This article will discuss how a licensed electrician can do these jobs effectively and safely.
Improve Boat Dock Safety with Lighting
A good lighting scheme helps provide a safe atmosphere around the boat dock and lift areas. The key is installing lighting that casts illumination down toward the floor areas. This will improve safety by lighting walking areas and minimizing glare at night.
Boat Lift Automation
Launching and storing a boat manually with a boat lift takes time and occasionally great physical effort. The answer is boat lift automation by using a remote control. Clicking a button will let you lower your boat into the water or raise your boat from the water. If you are coming in after sundown, the remote can also turn on the dock’s lighting.
The installation of a shore power circuit should come with the protection of specialized GFI circuit breakers due to the hazards involved. An electrician experienced in this task will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of you, your family, and guests when your boat is connected to shore power circuits.
Electric Shock Drowning
Poor or faulty electrical installations in dock areas can result in Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) for people in the water. Swimmers can be exposed to dangerous electrical currents from electrical leaks coming from defective electrical installations. GFI circuit breakers can prevent this deadly hazard by sensing faulty circuitry and cutting power before it can be harmful.
- Various Boat Dock & Lift Electrical Services
- Boat Lift Wiring
- Dock Lighting
- Dockside Data & Cable Wiring
- Motion Sensor Lights
- Pagoda Lighting
- Remote Control Lights
- Sound System Wiring
- Underwater Lights
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.