Electricity is without a doubt one of the core requirements in commercial setups. Whether it’s for lighting or machine control, security or storage servers, it is fundamental in the daily operation of a business.
However, it is often overlooked since the wiring is buried in the walls out of sight. This can be quite dangerous leading to huge losses and even deaths in extreme cases. So here is why you need to make electrical maintenance part of your regular maintenance routine.
To Promote Health and Safety
The health and safety of your staff and clients is a top priority in a business setting. As of 2016 up to 1,380 injuries and fatalities were reportedly caused by fire from electrical problems. Electricity-caused fires are therefore a major threat in commercial setups where myriads of people trod in and out daily.
Proper electrical maintenance should be done regularly through a scheduled risk assessment of all the installations in the business premise. You can have this done by a professional who will respond quickly to your calls, is certified, and has the necessary insurance against electrical injuries. Fitting this description is LJ Electricals. We are a reputable electrical company with a team of highly skilled commercial electricians in Loughborough who provide electrical services to clients in and around Leicestershire, UK.
To Guarantee Reliability in Your Electrical Equipment
All businesses rely on electrical equipment. These include servers, payment systems, record keeping systems, security systems, communication appliances, refrigeration systems, and automated machines among others. Most if not all of this equipment are critical and their failure could cause a plummet in your profits. Electrical maintenance will eliminate that risk effectively. In addition, it will preserve your old appliances while enhancing the longevity of newly installed ones.
Unearth Looming Problems
Since electrical systems are always tucked away in walls or ceiling, it is difficult to find some apparent electric failures or potential problems. A wire may be chipped away by rats in your ceiling while some may be exposed to moisture. Others may have become loose and faulty. These often go unchecked and gradually develop into serious electrical failures. It is therefore important that you perform preventative electrical maintenance to eliminate any signs that may seem benign yet calamitous in the long run.
Have a defined schedule for your commercial electrical maintenance to prevent electricity-related problems. In between the schedules check for any problems and seek help instantly if you find any. Some red flags to look out for include frequent power surges, dim or very bright lights, arcing or buzzing sounds, frequent tripping of circuit breakers, and faulty/sticking switches.