An electrical contractor is a versatile profession that can help other trades do their jobs better, more efficiently and, as a result, can help other industries make more money.

Many alternate trades resist subcontracting out to electricians to complete the electrical component of their job.

They often try to do the electrical part themselves, but oftentimes this ends up being more expensive and unsafe, as the person doing the actual work is either expensive (being paid more than an electrician would be) or is not experienced with the type of work that needs to be performed. As a result, the work will not be to code and possibly unsafe.

What is an Electrician?

An electrician is a skilled tradesperson who installs and repairs electrical systems, wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment used to power residential homes, businesses, or factories.

When they are called to a job, they have to either install a new electrical system or fix an existing one. An electrician has Red Seal training and experience to come up with an efficient and cost-effective way to solve electrical problems.

How Electricans Can help Other trades

Electricians are specialized in wiring, control panels, and other electrical work. Unfortunately, when another trade has to deal with wiring or lighting, they don’t necessarily perform the work properly as they lack five years of on-the-job apprenticeship, plus the required college training. That’s when you should call in a professional red seal certified electrician.

It is not uncommon to come in after unqualified trades have either laid wire or had to connect electrical appliances or devices and repair the work, this costs the client time and money.

For safety sake and best results trades need to focus on what they are qualified to do. At PTX Electric, we know how to work with other trades to ensure the best results, a win-win.

How Electricians Can Help Plumbers

Plumbers install, repair and maintain plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste disposal in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. They often have to work around wiring, faucets, dishwashers, washers, and driers – all types of equipment that require power.

We can come in and unhook, hook up the electrical components which allows the plumber easy and safe access to the pipes.

How Electricians Can Help with HVAC Installers

HVAC systems can be installed by a tradesperson who solely specializes in HVAC. HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition systems, which are in high demand these days.

Obviously, HVAC systems need an electrical hookup and we work with many HVAC companies to perform their specialty wiring needs, including roof-top units, split systems, makeup air and specialty control wiring.

This allows the HVAC technician to concentrate on the HVAC system while we deal with the electrical requirements of the unit ensuring the safety of both the technician and anyone in the vicinity.

How Electricians can help General Contractors

General contractors are responsible for the overall build and the electrical is a huge component of any new build or renovation project. We can help with most new build or renovation electrical project requirements right up until turnkey and customer turnover.

AT PTX Electric, we have the workforce to scale up or down, depending on the job, giving general contractors flexibility and skilled workers to ensure the job gets done efficiently and on time. We provide full warranty coverage for all work we performed (Different by Integrity).

How Electricians can Help Floor Installers

The installation of carpet, hardwood floors, baseboards and other surfaces. They estimate their projects and include material and labour costs but often miss hidden or unseen electrical concerns. Flooring is such an important part of a building structure and a huge feature that everybody notices.

We can help with flooring by dealing with hidden and newly exposed electrical wiring. We will relocate or tuck away exposed wiring and correct unsafe conditions. In addition, we can improve customer comfort by installing new heated floors in bathrooms, kitchens or basements and make your project more attractive.

How Electricans Can Help Drywallers

A drywall installer/plasterer is trained to install drywall in order to prepare various surfaces for painting and finishing. Drywall installations need to be smooth and level prior to painting and it is critical to have all the electrical boxes and wiring installed so that it does not create issues with the finisher.

The drywall system defines walls, ceilings, arches, and other architectural features inside homes and buildings and without proper drywall finishes the desired finish will not be acceptable.

By installing boxes and electrical components properly, with wires and sockets tucked away in the correct elevations, we can make a drywaller’s life heavenly.