Common electrical problems for retail stores

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Every property is likely to experience electrical problems at one point or another. Problems caused by wear and tear and ageing equipment are probably the most common for retail stores and business properties, were fixed wire testing, or Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) are frequently in place. But faulty appliances can also be to blame too. And whatever electrical problem you have, this could have a knock on impact on your sales and profits. So, what are the most common electrical problems for retail stores? And how can you avoid these? Well, here at Walker electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial to commercial properties, we provide a range of electrical services, including professional electrical installation, maintenance and servicing. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about electrical problems most commonly experienced by retail stores.

What are the most common electrical problems for retail stores?

There are several electrical problems that frequently disrupt business for retail property owners and business managers. These include:

  • Flickering lights- Flickering lights not only drive potential customers away from your property, but they can also be a health concern for your customers and employees too. If your property has flickering lighting, this can indicate an issue with the light fixture itself, or the circuity. A regular EICR is a good way to make sure your circuity is regularly inspected and tested for faults or issues such as wear and tear around connectors. This could also prevent any issues like flickering lights.
  • Tripped fuses- plugging in a new appliance, or using multiple high powered appliances can trip the fuse and cut the power supply to your retail property. This can result in disruptions to till activity and digital data, even if it only lasts for a few minutes. To make sure that all of your electrical equipment is safe, and legal for use, you should have all of your portable appliances PAT tested.

For fast and effective resolutions to any and all electrical issue, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.