Signs of electrical faults in your office

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Here a Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals. From commercial properties, to industrial and residential settings, we provide a range of high quality, professional electrical solutions across the North West. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about electrical faults in your office, and how to identify these.

What are the most common signs of electrical faults in your office?

There are a number of potential signs to look out for when it comes to electrical faults in your office. These signs include:

  • Sparks- sparks from any electrical equipment or appliance in your office is a big red flag. If possible, the device, system or appliance that is causing sparks should safely be turned off or the power source cut, and this should not be used at all until a professional has deemed this safe to use.
  • Hot sockets- sockets that are hot to the touch are a big waning sign. This indicates that the socket is heating up, likely because of the electrical activity. This often occurs when the wire insulation wears down, and the electricity leaves the circuit. This could ultimately lead to an electrical fire from overheating a connected electrical appliance.
  • Flickering lights- if the lights are flickering in your office, this is  not only distracting and uncomfortable to work in, but it could also indicate a lose or broken connection somewhere in your circuit. This can result in electrocution and electrical fires.
  • Tripped fuse- if your fuse is frequently tripping, even after the electrical appliances have been removed, you could have a potential electrical fault. This could be caused by an out of date fuse-box, or a faulty connection.
  • No power from a socket- Dead sockets or outlets can be a challenge to your productivity, but they also indicate a potential electrical fault. This could be caused by a poor circuit connection or overheating.

Keep up to date with your electrical servicing and maintenance to tackle these problems before they emerge. Get in touch with the professional today, here at Walker Electrical, for more information.