Written by Larry Cook

How to Find the Right Electrician for Your Medical Facility

The installation of electrical wiring and cabling required by healthcare facilities can be quite complex, making the selection of the electrical services firm that will do the job critical. The electricians chosen must be expert in doing the work for places such as X-Ray and MRI rooms, bringing deep experience in installing medical wiring and cabling. When needed, they must be able to handle the total renovation of electrical systems for a building devoted to healthcare services, while staying on schedule and budget.

The electrical contractors you choose must be knowledgeable regarding code, design, and construction requirements of medical offices. Although being an expert is an important attribute, your electrician should also be mindful of the safety and welfare of both the patients visiting the facility and your medical staff.

Electricians who have numerous years of experience in providing services to healthcare providers will be aware of the ongoing financial pressures that they have to overcome. They must be ready to stand behind their work and be prepared to address an electrically related problem involving their project that may arise in the future.

Electrical Services for Medical Facilities

The following are a variety of services that may be provided by an experienced electrical services company to a medical facility. Ask the electrician you are interviewing if they previously performed the work you need.

  • Body & Cardiac Protected Area
  • Data Cabling
  • Examination Room & Theatre Lighting
  • Exit & Emergency Lighting
  • General Lighting and Power
  • Medical Imaging rooms
  • Mediduct Installations
  • Standby Generator Installation

Interviewing the Electrician

There are various types of healthcare offices, and so it is important to check if the electrical services company can handle your facility’s requirements. Medical facilities can range from large hospitals to small dentist’s offices. By communicating your needs and asking questions, you can find out if the electrician is the right fit. Ask for their references, preferably from medical practitioners who are similar to your field. Check their insurance and licenses. Once you think the electrician is a good candidate, request a project estimate and proposed schedule. This will help your planning, making sure that the work will be within budget and meet the deadline.

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. They will be very glad to help you.