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Written by Larry Cook

Why You Need a Licensed Electrician for Outdoor Projects

Local codes and the National Electrical Code outline materials specifications and guidelines for outdoor power projects. Professional electricians are knowledgeable about these regulations, and will know when a permit is required for certain exterior electrical projects.

As outdoor wiring will be subject to temperature ranges and moisture, proper materials must be used. If indoor cable fittings, fixtures, and switches are used outside, they will wear out faster and may become an electrical hazard.

Why Use a Licensed Electrician?

When you are considering an extensive outside project, it would be wise to work with an experienced professional. The project will be performed properly, safely, and efficiently. It will be done right the first time, saving time and money. Below are great examples of outdoors projects that require considerable time, effort, and money.

Deck, Patio, Porch & Stairway Lighting – A handy homeowner may be able to install a single and simple lamp outside. In cases where several lights are going to be placed in an elaborate arrangement, a licensed electrician should be given the assignment. This professional will be able to install lights and other electrical devices in compliance with local codes for outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Kitchen – If you want a complete outdoor kitchen requiring appliances, electricity, gas, and water lines, a licensed electrician is needed to ensure that the project will be done properly according to code. Building a fully-equipped kitchen will cost thousands of dollars in investment, so using substandard electrical contractors to economize is unwise.

Pools & Spas – Hot tubs, pools, and spas require the united efforts of an electrician, designer, landscaper, and pool contractor. As a team they will ensure that the lighting fixtures in and around the pool will meet safety standards as required by code. As permanent water installations are quite costly, the last thing a homeowner wants is to make repairs to fix improperly installed electrical wiring.

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.