Winter comes in force to Colorado - no surprise to any residents. But setting aside maintenance funds is not fun, nor does it seem to help build into long-term growth plans. Keeping the daily electrical functionality working at a high level of quality is important for your business and your customers.
Over time, electrical components begin to degrade. This degradation can come on even more strongly during the colder season that experience more intense weather. To prevent a future emergency, your facility’s electrical system needs proactive maintenance. Keep reading to learn more about the commercial electrical maintenance risks you need to be aware of this winter.
Problems with the Switchboard (or Switchgear)
As you probably know, the switchboard is your facility’s motherboard of electrical systems. This site is the location of the circuit breakers and relays. Switchboards help protect your facility from power surges. If not maintained properly, your facility may experience complete electrical shutdowns. Luckily, Swtichgears are easier for you to maintain, but they are also typically more costly to maintain. Make sure to get these checked on at least once per year - if your facility consistently deals with high-voltage electricity, try two checks per year.
Explosion and Exposure Risks
Electrical hazards are so important to be aware of because they can often lead to severe injuries or even death. One of the biggest risks is when people become exposed to live wires or metal surfaces that contacted electrical charges. Another risk is electrical fires from overheated equipment. In cases where flammable materials are kept near electrical components, explosion risks come into play.
There are some steps you can take to lower these electrical risks. Ensure a licensed professional electrician handles all electrical components. Remove as many hazardous conditions, such as moisture, as possible. Make sure leads are kept out of the way, including away from doorways and edges.
Losing light in areas where you need it is bad enough, but there are associated issues to consider. Your security becomes compromised when you have fewer working lights. Injuries can crop up with less lighting. Additionally, consider that older lights are less energy-efficient, whereas LED lighting can end up saving your facility money.
Avoiding the Domino Effect with Professional Commercial Electrical Maintenance
Your business or facility can grind to a halt when your electrical power cuts off. There are so many issues for you to consider, thinking of the electrical needs may not be obvious until there is a problem. Prevent these problems proactively by partnering with a professional electrical company like Electric Blue. We have been helping businesses and residents in Littleton, CO and the surrounding area for more than 45 years.
Give the team at Electric Blue a call today at (303) 872-4323 to begin work at your facility.