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Electrician Goderich JD Electrical and Controls Ltd. is here to serve you with all the electrical services you require. We specialize in agricultural, residential and commercial sector jobs. You can count on us if you need a full service electrical contracting company for either new development or repairs.

Working with electricity can be a dangerous job and our electricians are fully trained and licensed in all safety certifications. Safety is a top priority for our electricians - in every job we do. If you are planning to attempt an electrical job yourself instead of hiring a trained professional, it is important to know some basic safety information.

Below is a chart outlining the effects an electrical shock can have on the human body:

Effects of Electric Current in the Human Body

Current Reaction
1 Milliampere Just a faint tingle.
5 Milliamperes

Slight shock felt; not painful but disturbing.

Average individual can let go. However, strong involuntary reactions to shocks in this range can lead to injuries.

6-25 Milliamperes (women) Painful shock, muscular control is lost.
9-30 Milliamperes (men) This is called the freezing current or "let-go" range.
50-150 Milliamperes Extreme pain, respiratory arrest, severe muscular contractions.
Individual cannot let go. Death is possible.
1,000-4,300 Milliamperes Ventricular fibrillation. (The rhythmic pumping action of the heart ceases). Muscular contraction and nerve damage occur. Death is most likely.
10,000-Milliamperes Cardiac arrest, severe burns and probable death.


Electrician GoderichUsing Batteries Safely

Batteries are helpful devices for portable electricity but they can be dangerous if used or disposed of improperly. Lithium-ion batteries are the most common rechargeable batteries for consumer use and can be found in everything from laptops, to cell phones, to GPS Navigators and even in some cars! Although common, these little devices can cause bodily harm in ways such as burns, fires, explosions, respiratory problems and even death.

In light of this information we need to take the following precautions when handling batteries:

  • Never leave your rechargeable batteries in the charger once they've reached full charge; overcharging will not enhance the battery's performance and could actually damage it
  • Never disassemble a battery; the chemicals inside are toxic and may damage skin and clothes
  • Never have batteries in or near fire; they may rupture - this could also lead to an explosion
  • Never place batteries in water; they may rupture. Also, when the electrolyte inside the battery is combined with water, hydrofluoric acid forms which is a highly corrosive and toxic substance
  • Never charge batteries with a no-name brand charger or one that has been modified
  • Never charge a battery that has physical damage
  • Never use a battery in any appliance it is not intended for
  • Never throw batteries into regular garbage, dispose of them properly by checking with your area's battery recycling policy - otherwise they may enter the solid waste stream and contaminate soil and water

If you are looking for an electrician for either your business or home, contact us today at jdelectrical.ca or 519-525-7498 or click the live help button on our website for immediate assistance Mon-Fri 9am-8pm (EST). We look forward to doing business with you, Goderich!