Winter weather can be a nightmare for electrical equipment in all properties. From residential and industrial, to commercial buildings, the electrics can be negatively effected by the changes in temperature, and the weather patterns. But what are the most common electrical problems for commercial properties in winter? And what kind of impact can this have on your business? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading commercial, industrial and residential electrical experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about commercial properties and electrical problems in winter.
Commercial properties and electrical problems in winter
The most common electrical problems that can have a negative effect on your business this year include:
- Power cuts and power outages- whether you operate a restaurant, a hotel or a shop of office style business, losing power in the middle of the day can be a real problem. From accepting payment for items, to losing lighting and computer access, a loss of power can create issues for both you, and your consumers. This can even lead to some consumers forming a negative impression of your company, and a loss of business. While power cuts are usually caused by storms, high winds and snow, there isn’t too much you can do to prevent them. But you can make sure that your electrical equipment is surge protected, to prevent further damage to your electrical equipment from power outages.
- Flickering lights- connection breaks and tripped switches are much more common in winter months, when we tend to use more power in general. For some older commercial properties, this can lead to flickering lights. Make sure you have your electrical circuits and installations tested and serviced frequently, to ensure strong electrical connections and prevent this common problem.
For professional electrical support from a team you can trust, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.