The issues relating to electrical maintenance are not limited to cost-efficiency and the effective performance of electrical components, but also to the safety of the entire business facility. Outdated systems, misuse, and faulty wiring can all affect the overall costs of operational expenses, performance, safety, and productivity of any company.
Businesses and commercial premises can greatly benefit from electrical maintenance. This is particularly the case since a planned preventative maintenance ensures the safety of staff, residents, and visitors from the various dangers posed by electrical systems, such as fires, plus optimal performance and productivity, and reduction of operational costs.
Tips to ensure electrical maintenance and safety
- Always have an emergency strategy in place and ensure all of the residents or staff can turn off power source in case of an emergency.
- Ensure water and electricity never mix by completely preventing and avoiding any possibilities of handling electric appliances around water, especially since this can prove to be a grave risk to life.
- Avert the overloading of electrical outlets and circuits and outlets by using power cords only when certain circuits can handle the resulting load.
- Always replace frayed or damaged wiring and limit the outdoor use of ordinary electrical wires or appliances, especially if they are not outdoor-approved.
- Maintain plugs and sockets at optimal performance levels by replacing any loose or otherwise damaged electric outlets with new and more efficient fittings.
- Label all the fuses and circuit breakers in a proper and legible manner.
- Avoid running electrical cables under or around carpets, furniture, or rugs, and ensure they stay clear and visible.
- Purposefully use electrical appliances for their specifically intended purposes.
- Install carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and remember to examine periodically for battery replacement and the installation of new units upon expiration.
To effectively save on the consumption of energy and the consequent cost implications;
- Ensure installation and utilization of proper bulbs all through, which will significantly assist in the reduction of eye strain and more importantly, the overall energy consumption, on top of the limitation of fire risk.
- Always turn all electrical appliances that are not in use, off. Most commercial companies are in the habit of always leaving idle electrical appliances, such as computers and printers, in stand-by mode, be it overnight or otherwise, which inadvertently impacts the amount of energy consumed.
- Consider and formulate an annually scheduled electrical system maintenance, performed by a reputable and professional electrical service provider, which will aid in the identification and resolution of any underlying electrical issues. Yearly maintenance also significantly reduces the overall expenses or losses of companies, by ensuring optimal performance and productivity.
- Install an automatic thermostat system to assist in the control of temperature levels, as opposed to the manual thermostats that require periodic checks and adjustments a few degrees up or down, depending on the season. Automatic thermostat systems also ensure an effective consumption of energy.
Always use professionals
The engagement of professionals to perform your electrical maintenance affords your company a number of advantages, including and not limited to;
- Highly trained technicians, properly equipped to provide satisfactory electrical inspections, installations, replacements and repairs.
- Dependability and accountability.
- A dedication to energy efficiency and safety.
- Guaranteed results.
- Convenient delivery, especially considering the timeframe for completion of the maintenance.
Any issue related to the maintenance of electrical systems must only be addressed by a certified and experienced electrical contractor. By evaluating electrical systems and the available options, you can significantly minimize utility costs while also providing your staff and consumers with a safer working environment. Following set safety procedures should also be a part of your everyday risk management and loss prevention strategy.