When an appliance stops working in your commercial setting, the results can be extremely costly. Even worse, if the power is cut to certain parts of your commercial building, work may need to stop. Here at Walker Electrical, we know how frustrating this can be. We also know how essential it is that your company keeps up and running. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you find some common electrical faults and repair them. However, after any irregularities, a professional electrician should test your equipment.
A single item not working
A tripped fuse within a plug can cause a single item to stop working. You can test to see if it was an issue caused by the fuse by simply replacing it. Notably, fuses need to be replaced with fuses of the same type, e.g., a 3A fuse will need to be replaced by a new 3A fuse. Clearly, if this fixes the issue then your problem was a simple one. If not, there may be a fault with your equipment and it may need repairing. If this item is a piece of machinery or a company computer, you could risk losing time and money. You can try and prevent this by having a regular PAT test on all of your electrical equipment.
Multiple items not working
A tripped fuse within the fuse box can cause a bigger issue. When a number of your electrical items stop working, especially if this is within one area, check your fuse box. A faulty electrical item will continue to trip the switch so you can use a process of elimination to determine the culprit. However, in a commercial setting the damage may already be done. Work on computers may have been lost and machinery may have defaulted back to factory settings. This can cost you both time and money.
Electrical faults can cost your company time and money. If one item suddenly stops working, check the fuse in the plug. If multiple items suddenly stop working, check the fuse box. Fault finding yourself and being able to do these simple jobs can save you time waiting for an electrician. As a result, you can get back to work and save money. However, most other problems, such as faulty wiring, will require the attention of the a professional. For all of your commercial electrical needs, don’t hesitate to contact us at Walker Electrical.