26 Apr 7 Signs Your Office Needs Electrical Maintenance
We all know that regularly scheduled maintenance is necessary for our homes, but how often do you think of applying this knowledge to your office space? Offices are major centers for power use, and it is critical that we keep our electrical systems functioning in tip-top shape to ensure the safety and efficiency of our staff and business. To do this, we must keep an eye out for these 7 signs our office needs electrical maintenance.
7 Signs Your Office Needs Electrical Maintenance
The clearest sign that your office might need electrical maintenance is the age of the building. Older buildings usually indicate older systems and older wiring that may no longer be adequate to support your office’s needs. If your office is located in an older building, regular electrical maintenance should be a fixture on your calendar.
Circuit breaker trips
When a circuit breaker trips once, it’s usually nothing. However, if you are experiencing frequent trips, it could be a circuit overload or a circuit shorted to ground. While you can reset your circuit breaker, this is just a band-aid. Consistent trips require professional maintenance to be performed.
Flickering lights are not only annoying, but they can be harmful to staff by causing headaches, migraines, reduced energy, and even a loss of office morale. Flickering lights can stem from various issues like the need to replace a lightbulb or frayed wiring. We suggest replacing the lightbulb; if that doesn’t do the trick, call an electrician.
Electrical sparks are rarely a good thing to see. If it happens infrequently, it could just be the rapid drawdown on the power supply. However, if you consistently see sparks when you plug in an electrical device, it could mean there is excess heat in the outlet, water leakage into the cabling, the outlet is failing, and more.
Warm electrical outlets
Electrical outlets warm to the touch are an easy sign that your office needs electrical maintenance performed. Warm outlets could have a plethora of underlying issues, and they must be addressed immediately as some of those issues can lead to an electrical fire.
Can you hear that? If the answer is not a fly, it may be your outlets. Buzzing outlets could be a sign of a failing cover plate, a faulty device, or loose wires.
A burning smell coming from any electrical system is BAD! If it lasts less than a minute, it may just be the dust burning off due to heat…but after that, it needs to get checked. If you smell anything burning, attempt to safely turn off the power source of that area and call an electrician right away.
King Julian Electric for Your Office Electrical Maintenance
Do you have any of the above 7 signs present in your office? If so, give us a call today and schedule an electrical inspection. We will evaluate your electrical system and present what aspects need maintenance. Do you have questions, check out our blog post on commonly asked questions answered!