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Jon in Toronto
Jon in Toronto
6 reviews Toronto, ON

Whole-house rewiring as part of a fairly extensive renovation

We've had Mike's team helping with our electrical rewiring and lighting needs for about 2 years as we worked through a renovation. At first, we needed some minor but urgent repairs, but as we got into renovating our back porch, our kitchen, two bathrooms and two bedrooms, we kept having them back for more. And finally, we undertook the rewiring of our old knob-and-tube work for the rest of our 125-year-old house, including adding more outlets and more LED lighting. Along the way, we had our electrical service upgraded and a new panel installed (and relocated in our basement).

The guys who have done the vast majority of this work are John and Danny, really good-natured guys who work well as a team, and who are a pleasure to have around. Their work is very good, and they were very conscientious about consulting with us throughout the process (for example, "this switch could be here, and control this set of ceiling lights, or maybe you would prefer..."). Mike has been very kind to accommodate (as much as possible) the scheduling requirements of working in conjunction with a more extensive renovation. Mike has been on-site for much of the planning, and John and Danny have worked out details with him by phone and by consulting with us.

I would probably suggest that anyone undertaking an extensive job like this devote a lot of thought beforehand to lighting and electricacl planning. Although we're extremely happy with the result, I've realized that we were making small changes all along the way -- such as realizing after doing something in one room, that we could consider doing something similar elsewhere. There are so many options these days (from LED light strips to funky switches like the Lutron Caseta "remote control" light switches that solved problems we hadn't even recognized we were "working around" for so many years). Because we tackled different parts of our house at different times, we could incorporate those discoveries as we went along, but it might be helpful for homeowners to view their electricians as consultants from the outset. We tried very hard not just to replace what already existed, but to think ahead about improvements -- if you're always reaching the end of the vacuum cleaner's reach, why not install another outlet in the hallway? (Duh) That kind of thing. I think we succeeded in about 90% of those cases, but there are still a couple of "Gee, why didn't we think to do that?" situations.

All of which is to say that we benefited from John and Danny's expertise, and Mike's, and we're very happy with all the work they've done for us.

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