4 Most Common Commercial Electrical Problems

Most commercial spaces such as offices, stores, and even apartments see a lot of electrical consumption. It’s no surprise, then, that these places tend to experience more issues and problems with their electrical systems. 

Some of the most common issues that we see in commercial facilities such as those mentioned above include:

1.     Surges due to faulty appliances

Faulty appliances, including computers, printers, air conditioners, kitchenware, and several others, can cause power surges, in addition to other external and internal factors.

Commercial facilities tend to have a significant number of appliances in use, making them susceptible to these surges and issues with voltage.

2.     Drip in power and voltage

Similarly, your facility could also experience drips and low voltage that pose a threat to your appliances. It’s easy to dismiss low voltage, but you’d be surprised to know about how much of a threat it really is for workplace safety; it can cause electric shocks, injuries, and system failures.

3.     Overload on circuits and systems

How many times have you struggled to find a working socket at work and daisy-chained multiple outlets or extension cords? This is not only dangerous, but it also strains your systems and puts pressure on the circuits, which can lead to short circuits, and electrical fires. It’s important to have sufficient functional sockets and maintain safety measures for daily use.

4.     Exceptionally high power bills

Has your workplace been getting exceptionally high power bills? You may have faulty, outdated wiring, excess usage, and drainage to blame.

Not only is it incredibly wasteful, but it’s also harmful to your system; make sure to unplug devices—including chargers—when they’re not in use. Here are more suggestions to save power in the workplace and protect the environment.

There are also several more problems that come up the older a system gets. You can reach out to us if you’re looking for electricians in Reno, Nevada, and our electrical contractors can help upgrade your wiring and systems, help you save more, and see better results in the long run.