The electrical system in your commercial building is designed to power all the equipment, systems, tools, and lighting. This makes the electrical system essential, so if it becomes faulty, you will have problems. For instance, a flawed electrical system can stop production or even lead to electrical fires. As such, it is crucial to ensure your power system is inspected and repaired regularly by a qualified commercial electrical contractor to prevent work delays and accidents. How can you know that you have an electrical problem that needs to be fixed by a commercial electrician right away? Here are some signs you should look out for.
Unexpected power loss
Sometimes, power may go out in your commercial building suddenly, but other blocks still have power. When this occurs, it means that you have a problem with your electrical system. You may even contact your electrical company to verify if there is a power problem in the neighborhood. If they say that everything is fine, then you will need to ask the maintenance supervisor to examine the circuit breakers. It should be easy to replace the breaker and restore power if that was the cause of the power loss. If nothing changes even after the breaker replacement or it gets blown almost immediately, you should consider contacting an electrician to examine and fix the problem.
Power outlets are hot
Ideally, the power outlets in your building need not feel hot when touched. If they do, then you should consider unplugging the equipment or appliance immediately. Using such an outlet can be risky — other than damaging the appliance or equipment, it could cause fire or electrocution. Be sure to contact an electrician to examine the outlets as soon as possible. If they can't get there right away, you should consider placing a sign over it or covering it, so one of your workers doesn't come and plug in the machines unknowingly. Follow the same procedure if you notice that the outlets have visible burn marks or sparking.
Rodents have infested your commercial building
Rodent infestation is prevalent in commercial buildings primarily because there are many sources of food and water, and places they hide. To make matters worse, pests can infest a building when you least expect, causing significant damage. For instance, pests have a habit of chewing electrical cords until they leave them bare. This causes sparks, fires, and overheating. Therefore, if you realize there are rats or mice in or around the building, you should get the electrical system checked.
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