Common electrical connection problems for commercial properties

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals. We work with companies and businesses, across a variety of industries, throughout the North West, to provide high quality, professional electrical solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the most common electrical connection problems for commercial properties.

What are the common electrical connection problems for commercial properties?

Faulty wire connections are some of the most common electrical problems in any setting, including for commercial businesses. These wire connection problems can include:

  • Loose wire connections at switches- if you go to turn on a switch it is essential that this is properly connected to the circuit, otherwise you may not get the desired result. Either your electrical appliance or lights will simply not switch on, or you will hear a buzzing or crackling sound. For lights, you may notice that if they do switch on, they will flicker a lot.
  • Loose wire connections in electrical outlets- sockets and electrical outlets need to wired up properly for safety and security reasons. If there is a loose wire connection here, you could be at risk of electric shock, or electrical fires. You may smell burning when you try to use the socket, or you may hear buzzing and crackling sounds.
  • Loose wire connections at the consumer unit- you may also experience loose wiring to the consumer unit itself. This can cause electrical problems throughout the circuit, including problems with lights and sockets.

Any electrical connection issue can be dangerous, and for commercial properties, could be a breach of the electrical safety legislation. For more information or advice, or for professional support, electrical installation, maintenance or repair, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.