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5 Reasons to Contact a Commercial Electrician

5 Reasons to Contact a Commercial ElectricianBecause of their complex wiring systems, commercial buildings are much more prone to electrical problems as compared to residential properties. Businesses need to perform routine checks in order to make sure that their buildings remain safe and their workflow is not interrupted. There are many electrical repairs commercial electricians are often hired for. Some of these repairs are more common than others.

Following are 5 reasons you may need to contact a commercial electrician:

1. Redundant Wiring

Every business has unique energy requirements that usually vary from other businesses in the area. For instance, property owners before you may have included extra wiring or invested toward installing circuits. It is very common for businesses to hire electricians to solve issues caused by redundant wires. Redundant wiring, which can still work despite certain issues, can pose as a potential electrical hazard. Business owners have them repaired or replaced by hiring the services of a commercial electrician.

2. Flickering Lights

Poor connections can occur in commercial buildings and businesses often face various issues because of them. One of the primary issues is that of flickering lights. While they don’t pose an imminent threat, flickering lights call for professional electrical repair because they could lead to long-lasting damage if not resolved. Businesses that notice the building’s lights dimming or flickering need to contact an electrical contractor immediately to help identify the cause and recommend a solution.

3. Tripping Breakers

Circuit breakers tripping is usually caused by either a short circuit, ground fault, or the breakers being overloaded. In busy workplaces, it is not uncommon for circuit breakers to trip considering the increased electrical consumption needs of a business. It is a common electrical repair that businesses hire electricians for and rightly so, because not addressing the issue may lead to a fire hazard for the building.

4. Sparks from Electrical Outlets

Sparks may originate from an electrical outlet when you plug in a piece of electrical equipment or an appliance. This could lead to wires either burning or melting, particularly if the problem is not solved in a timely manner. Trying to fix the problem yourself can be risky. Many businesses realize the severity of the issue even though it is a common electrical repair. When this occurs, it may be wise to turn off the main power source and call a professional electrical contractor to address the problem.

5. Unexpected Power Loss

Another reason you may need to contact a commercial electrician is because of an unexpected power loss in your facility. Regular power supply is crucial to achieving everyday business goals as depending on the type of business, power loss can easily disrupt a day’s operation resulting in a significant loss of revenue. Sometimes the unexpected power loss occurs in some part of the factory or office while it is also possible to have the issue in the entire building. In any case, businesses should opt to hire the services of a commercial electrical contractor.

Safety in a commercial establishment is critical and as a business owner, it is your responsibility to not leave anything to chance. The reasons listed above are some of the most common electrical repairs that businesses need. If you experience any of these issues, call a commercial electrical contractor immediately to ensure safety assurance and peace of mind.

O’Donnell Electric is a full service professional and licensed General and Electrical Contractor that provides reliable, comprehensive and responsive service throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties. We specialize in Commercial,Industrial, and Residential electrical and general contracting. Contact us today at (866) 640-7873 for a free estimate!

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