If you're considering installing a boat lift or doing other various electrical work in or around your boat, you need to ensure you hire a professional marine electrician. General electricians lack the knowledge base and experience needed to perform the sophisticated electrical systems in the marine world. By taking the time to do your research and hire a trustworthy marine electrician you can breathe easy knowing they have extensive experience in the industry, and that your boat's wiring and other electrical components will be repaired or installed correctly.
Let's take a look at the reasons why you should always hire a professional marine electrician.
Potential Electrical Dangers
Water and electric simply do not mix. We all already know this, so why even take the risk? One of the most obvious and important reasons for hiring a marine electrician is to help avoid any electrical issues or accidents that could potentially occur. If an individual working on your boat doesn't take the necessary steps or safety codes to do the install correctly, your entire boat's electrical system could be at risk of sparking. This could lead to a devastating electrical fire which in turn could mean injuries and major financial setbacks. Always remember, water and electric installations or repairs should be left to the pros!
Guaranteed Long-Term Customer Satisfaction
Nobody wants to deal with recurring issues from a job that was done poorly. Imagine you're trying to dock your boat and your boat lift is malfunctioning or not even responding. It's frustrating, inconvenient, and leaves you in a bad spot. You don't want any issues occurring due to poor installation, and you can avoid them by hiring a professional. An experienced marine electrician will be able to confidently tell you when the issue is fixed or installed correctly. With years of experience under their belts, there's no one else in the world you'd want working on your precious boat or lift. Get it right the first time, guaranteed.
Use of Proper Marine Certified Materials
There are a number of different safety standards used for marine electrical systems vs those used in residential houses or commercial buildings. As previously mentioned, general electricians won't have the deep knowledge base needed for installing boat lifts. Marine electricians will be aware of the certain materials that are approved and qualified marine rated. This individual will also know the appropriate tools and materials needed to do the work correctly.
Hopefully, it never comes to this, but what if an inexperienced electrician gets hurt on the job? Without doing your research they may not be covered for jobs such as these. Or if it is a 'family friend' who will cover their medical bills if they're hurt on your property? Who will cover the repair costs if they damage your property? Unfortunately, it could all be on you. We're fairly certain you don't want to be held responsible for any unexpected accidents and there's only one way to avoid this, by hiring a professional marine electrician.
You wouldn't hire a dog groomer to do computer programming or vice versa. They likely know nothing about each other's trade. Comparing a marine electrician to a general electrician is like comparing apples to oranges, they're on completely different levels. With everything that goes into being a marine professional, you know by hiring them you're getting the best of the best in the industry. If they're a reputable professional, they will guarantee their service and you know it will be done right.
Make sure your new boat lift is installed with the hands of a professional marine electrician. Rest assured, it will be installed safely, seamlessly, and most importantly, correctly. The professionals at Duncan Seawall are ready to help. Contact us today for further information.