All businesses and companies recongise the importance of a well kept and presentable office space. But what about the electricals? Of course, it is essential to keep the electrical equipment in good working order. But how can you tell when it is in need of repair? Here at Walker Electrical, we are commercial electrical experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you spot when your office electricals need repairing.
Before we look at the signals of necessary electrical repair work, it’s important to think about safety. Loose connections, frayed wires, and faulty wiring can all cause issues. Not only will they short out your appliances, but they could start a fire. This could cause damage to your property, as well as yourself and your staff. As a result, electrical repair work is essential for businesses.
If your socket is warm to the touch, this could be normal. Especially, if something is plugged in. However, a socket should never be hot to the touch. In fact, this indicates a problem with your wiring.
If your sockets are hot to the touch, contact a professional and qualified electrician to text your sockets.
In an office, lighting is essential. Not only does it help your staff see, it is also responsible for creating a productive working atmosphere.
If your lights are flickering when you turn them on, there is a problem somewhere in your wiring system. This needs to be addressed by a qualified professional.
In addition, lights that are dimmer than they aught to be, may not be receiving enough electricity. This could be because of redirected current, or intermittent supply. Either way, you need to contact a professional electrician.
Lights that are dimmer than they should be, or flicker when you turn them on, are probably receiving intermittent electricity. This means trouble somewhere in the wiring system.
If your power is cutting out, and your circuit breakers are being tripped, there is a problem with the circuit. This could just be caused by one faulty appliance. You can try a trial and error method to find the appliance that is tripping your circuit. If none of the appliances themselves seem to cut the power, your circuit is overloaded. If this is the case, you will need to contact the professionals.
Electrical equipment on the office may need repairing over time. Warm sockets, flickering lights or tripped switches are all good indicators of an electrical issue. Contact us at Walker Electrical today, for more advice, or to arrange a visit.