If you run any form of business or manage a commercial property you know how important it is to keep the equipment running and the lights on. You probably don’t give it much thought on a day-to-day basis, but electricity is an integral part of your business operations. If the power goes out or if your equipment gives way, you could lose valuable customers, products, and precious time which translates to lost money.
Commercial electrical contractors are often contacted only when business owners experience issues. We’ve gotten so used to using electricity; it’s easy to take for granted how dangerous it can be if electrical systems and commercial equipment are not maintained correctly. However, staying on top of commercial electrical wiring and maintenance can help minimize the risk of having an unexpected crisis that could hamper your business. Taking a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach will help prevent future malfunctions that could reduce productivity, affect profitability, or worse affect life.
What is commercial electrical system maintenance?
When defined, electrical maintenance is the general upkeep and preservation of equipment, machinery and systems that supply electricity of some form to a residential, industrial or commercial building. Electrical maintenance can be performed by an owner, onsite manager or most commonly by a local commercial electrician. Usually large-scale businesses have their own onsite electricians; however, smaller businesses are not equipped with staff that have the necessary skills. Additionally, small businesses may find it more financially practical to have a contract with a licensed professional for electrical maintenance services or hire a commercial electrical contractor on an as-needed basis.
General electrical maintenance includes fixing and maintaining the power outlets, lighting systems, surge protectors, generators and the like. However, any complex activities should be left to the professionals with the proper licenses and who are aware of the necessary codes and local regulations.
Preventive Electrical Systems Maintenance
Very often the decision to call a professional electrical contractor is a reaction to something that’s already gone wrong. But we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. We encourage all industrial and business owners to take the right preventive measures by getting regular maintenance checks and inspections done. The key result of electrical system maintenance is to get early identification of electrical problems or address warning signs before they turn into catastrophes.
Why should you maintain your electrical systems?
Here are some reasons why it is important to have your electrical system maintained:
- Improve Safety
As a business owner you are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for your employees, visitors and customers. And to help keep it safe, you need to monitor and maintain your electrical systems. Electrical problems are one of the most common causes of fire and very often these problems could have easily been avoided if business owners paid heed to the warning signs.
- Keeps your business running
Most businesses depend on electrical equipment to run smoothly. To look at it in the simplest form – electricity keeps the lights on and if the light goes out, nothing gets done. A simple yet thorough maintenance of your electrical applies, machinery, power outlets, circuit boards, panels and lighting systems can go a long way in preventing fires, damages or black outs.
- Protects your equipment
Equipment, large or small, can be expensive and when a business owner buys it, they purchase it with the hope that they get a good return on investment. By having your equipment and electrical systems inspected, you can make your equipment last longer and function properly without any issues.
- Reduce energy cost
Old electrical systems can suck too much energy and with rising costs, all businesses look for ways to become more efficient. During routine maintenance, your local commercial electrician can determine any energy consumption problems you may be facing and get you set up with better and more energy efficient electrical options to help save you money.
- Right Tools and Equipment
Small business owners may not have the skills but may also lack the equipment needed to do the task at hand. Professional electrical installation services provider not only have the right licenses but they have the right tools to get an electrical inspection done the right way.
How does it work?
It’s simple – after sending in an inquiry, your service provider will send over a certified inspector to do the inspection. Every inspection has 3 main steps – the initial inspection, the service inspection, and the follow-up inspection. It may sound like a lot but an experienced service provider like Canadian Wire Wizards will ensure everything is done in a smooth and organized manner. After the commercial inspection is completed, our experienced inspector will provide a detailed, prioritized checklist including areas in need of immediate attention, any recommendations for improvements, and a list of upgrades needed.
Get the help of experts.
Electrical maintenance is a serious task and not one that should be handled lightly. Whether it’s a menial task or a major project, you need to possess a deep knowledge of how different electrical systems work. If electrical maintenance isn’t done correctly and regularly, the damage can be severe. We therefore recommend leaving this to the professionals. Commercial electrical companies such as Canadian Wire Wizards have the right expertise, training, and certification for the job. By getting the job done by our contractors you’re not only ensuring the job is done correctly but also saving yourself some time and money in the long run.Interested to learn more? Contact Canadian Wire Wizards today for a free, no-obligation quote.