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Electrical Services in Cottages

We offer all of our electrical services for your cottages as well. If you are building new or renovating an existing cottage, we are your electrical contractor. Albright Electrical will work to ensure that all work is completed to your satisfaction. Customer service is of utmost importance to us and all our work is fully warranted and guaranteed. Written recommendations and detailed quotes are provided.

Our cottage electrical services include but not limited to

  • Electrical troubleshooting and repair
  • Service changes
  • Service panel upgrades
  • Pot lights installation - interior and exterior
  • Generator panels & installation
  • And much more!

We services cottages in Peterborough, Durham region and Kawartha Lakes

Electrical Safety in Cottages

Cottage Opening Tips

Power lines: Check the power lines leading to your cottage for any signs of damage. If you notice any downed or sagging lines, stay clear and contact your local electric utility company immediately. Also advise your utility company if branches on surrounding trees are within four meters of intact power lines.

Water damage: Contact your local electric utility company if flood water has risen above any power outlets, power cords, or near the electrical panel and let them know to disconnect the power immediately. Have a licensed electrical contractor inspect any water-damaged electrical components.

A few key things to remember when you plan any electrical installation at your cottage

  • Ensure the use of certified products. Look for the mark of a recognized certification agency on electrical products.
  • Hire a licensed electrical contractor if your project requires new wiring, devices or replacing or repairing old ones.

Cottage Closing Tips

Getting your cottage’s electrical system ready for winter can help make spring opening safer and smoother. Here are some tips for closing your cottage safely:

  • Turn off individual breakers before flipping the main switch. This will help protect your major appliances (including your pump and hot water tank) when you power up in the spring.
  • If you have a fuse panel, unplug, or switch off all appliances and electrical devices before you switch off the main power.
  • Store all extension cords in rodent-proof containers. Or, consider storing them at home where they won’t be subject to freezing temperatures, which can cause them to crack. Walk around your property to see if surrounding trees are starting to grow too close to overhead powerlines.

Extension cords Tips

  • Remember that extension cords are intended for temporary use only. Permanent wiring is always the safest option
  • Extension cords are rated for interior and exterior use. Make sure you buy and use the right one for the job. If you use an extension cord to bring power to your deck, dock or backyard, make sure it is designed specifically for outdoor use
  • Never remove the third prong – it’s there for your safety
  • Check all extension cords for signs of damage or wear – especially cracking or rodent damage. Discard any cords that are cracked, pinched, frayed or show other damage. You should also dispose of any cords that heat up when in use
  • Keep outdoor cords dry and protected from the elements


Call a licensed electrical contractor if fuses repeatedly blow and circuits frequently trip

Generator safety

If you’re buying and installing a portable standby generator, the Electrical Safety Authority recommends you hire a licensed electrical contractor to install your generator


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