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Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC Bergen Passaic Essex Morris County NJ
Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC is a full service electrical contractor serving homeowners and businesses in Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Morris County New Jersey with electrical installations and repairs. We are also a Generac Generator installer.
Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC works with general contractors, residential architects, interior decorators, interior designers, painters, property management and property maintenance professionals, and professional organizers. We work with these professionals to give clients top of the line electrical installations within such projects as residential remodeling, residential renovations, plus build outs of new kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, add-a-level residential project and more.
Below find the most common electrical questions asked by clients of Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC in the Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, and Essex County areas.
Contact us today at 201-262-7710 so that we can discuss your electrical needs. Since each electrical configuration and design is different we will study your case and provide an array of options.
When is it Time to Call an Electrician?
When you are resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses too often. When you turn on your air conditioner and the lights dim in the room. When your lights flicker or go on and off. When you can smell electricity burning. When you have six electronic devices going into one outlet in back of your electronics center. When you have receptacle outlets overburdened by multi-plug strips. When a three-prong plug needs a two-prong adapter. If you have to run extension cords to plug in electrical devices.
How Much Should I Attempt on My Own?
At the present time most states allow you to do whatever you want in your own home. But doing electrical work yourself is a gamble. How much are you willing to risk to save money? There is a reason why it takes so much training to become an electrician. Do not make a mistake by taking electricity lightly. Even the smallest job could become a safety hazard. Why take a chance? Get a professional to do the work.
Also in some states the homeowner can pull his own electrical permit for work in his single family home. What he does not know is that in case of damage or fire that was caused by his work, his homeowners insurance will not pay. They will only pay if the work is done by a licensed Electrical Contractor. You should check with your homeowners insurance company and there should be a signed document to the is effect to acknowledge this when they pull a permit.
The most dangerous time is when you tell yourself “This is easy. I can do it myself. Why should I get an electrician?”. Then, when you don’t remember where all those wires went, or your hair is standing straight up, you say to yourself “Well maybe we better call someone to straighten up this mess.” Now, it will cost you double what you thought you were going to save in the beginning.
How Should Outlets Be Installed in a Kitchen Area?
All 15 and 20 amp receptacles installed above the counter top in a kitchen shall have GFCI protection. Receptacles in a kitchen used to serve counter tops should be supplied with at least two 20 amp branch circuits, for small appliances. Each fixed appliance (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher) shall have its own dedicated circuit. On counter tops 12 inches or wider a receptacle shall be installed so that there is no more than 48 inches between outlets. Receptacle outlets installed to serve the island counter tops shall be installed above, or within 12 inches below the counter top. There shall be no more than 24 inches from center line of counter top. No receptacle shall be installed face up on a sink counter top.
What is a GFCI Outlet?
A ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is an electrical outlet with an extra line of defense against electrocution. A GFCI immediately removes electricity from the circuit when it detects a difference in the amount of energy passing through and returning back to the device.
GFCI’s are to be installed in any bathroom or garage. The code also requires all kitchen outlets for countertop use to be GFCI protected. GFCI outlets must be installed in any area where electricity and water may come into contact, including basements, pools, spas, utility rooms, attached garages and outdoors. At least one GFCI outlet is required in an unfinished basement and for all outdoor outlets.
Call Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC to ask any questions that you might have before the start of any home project.