If you run a business, restaurant, warehouse, or factory, you know how important it is to keep the equipment running and the lights on. If the power goes out, you could lose customers, products, or valuable work time – and all of that translates to lost money. However, staying on top of commercial electrical maintenance can help minimize the risk of having an unexpected electrical system failure. Here are some reasons why it is important to have your electrical system maintained.
#1: It keeps your employees and your property safe.
According to a 2018 report from the National Fire Protection Association, more than 9,700 workers in the United States between 2012 and 2016 were injured because of contact with electricity. In addition, 739 people died from electricity exposure while on the job. Ensuring that all components of your electrical system are working properly is key to maintaining a safe work environment. Even the smallest problem with your electrical system can be extremely hazardous, and as the business or property owner, you could be held liable for injuries or damage done to the property or the employees.
#2: It helps increase energy efficiency.
If you properly service the electrical system, equipment, or machinery that you use for your business, you will ensure that everything is running smoothly and at maximum efficiency. This reduces energy consumption and gives the machines the boost they need to run more efficiently. Not to mention, it helps prolong the life of your equipment and assists in lowering your utility bills. All of this translates to more money in your pocket in the long run.
Another thing you can do to minimize your energy consumption is using power at more off-peak times. The Department of Energy recommends that customers consider taking advantage of utility programs that provide rebates or reduced electricity rates for using electricity during off-peak hours.
#3: It helps prevent major electrical problems.
Even if your commercial area’s electrical system, machinery, and appliances seem to be working well, there could be serious unseen problems that could pop up when you least expect them. Maintenance by a team of professionally trained electricians will help detect those problems immediately so they can be repaired before turning into major issues. Electricians are well-versed in diagnosing problem spots that may otherwise go unnoticed to the average person.
Our Tacoma electricians at Tapps Electric recommend that you have regular electrical maintenance performed at any commercial property that you own or manage. Keeping the system well-maintained will not just minimize the risk for reduced productivity at your company, but it will also keep your property, employees, and clients protected. Our union electricians are the most qualified in the industry and they can tackle the biggest, most challenging projects at your business or on your commercial property. You can be confident knowing your electric work is completed the right way – the first time. Contact us today to talk about getting your commercial electric system maintained, or to discuss a specific repair or electrical project.