Today, most companies will undoubtedly encounter losses or even shut down if they don’t receive a constant power supply. Thus, it’s necessary that you carry out routine checks to ensure a well-maintained power system. Here are 5 common commercial electrical malfunctions that you should look out for:
Old Wiring: It’s not unusual for a property to have a combination of older wiring and newer wiring that was added during various renovations. Older wiring has a greater possibility of sustaining damage from overloaded circuits or electrical surges. Thus, it's important to have an electrician evaluate your system and make the necessary upgrades.
Tripping Circuit Breaker: When a circuit breaker trips too often, it’s a sign that it’s not doing its job and need to be replaced. However, high-wattage machines can trip circuit breakers, especially when other heavy-duty devices are running using the same power source. Thus, limit electrical usage on a single circuit.
Flickering and Dimming Lights: Flickering lights in industrial and commercial places may result from poor connections. Thus, contact an electrical contractor to help identify the issue and recommend a solution. Also, if your fixtures are discolored, they should be replaced and loose connection fixed to prevent electrical breakdown.
Sparks: Sparks may emanate from an electrical outlet when you plug in an appliance. If these sparks don’t subside and you notice the outlets and wires are burning up or melting, it’ advisable that you turn off the main power and seek the services of an expert. Trying to fix it yourself can be risky.
Unexpected Power Loss: Without a regular power supply, achieving your daily goals can be difficult. Thus, regardless of whether the whole place or some part of the office or factory had an unexpected power loss, flicking the fuse switch should resolve the issue. However, if it doesn’t work, seek the services of a professional electrician.
Safety in commercial and industrial establishments is critical, so don't leave anything to chance. If you experience any of the above warning signs, call a commercial electrical contractor immediately to help diagnose the problem for peace of mind and safety assurance.