3 Important Safety And Productivity Upgrades A Commercial Electrical Contractor Can Add To Properties

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3 Important Safety And Productivity Upgrades A Commercial Electrical Contractor Can Add To Properties

13 July 2023
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Individuals who own commercial properties need to routinely take time to consider if they need upgrades. Electrical upgrades are among the neglected property ownership tasks. This is often because owners view upgrades as necessary or not. It is not uncommon for a commercial property to have an outdated electrical system that is in working order but also in need of upgrading. The lighting in a property may work, but the wiring could be outdated and a potential fire risk. This is why it is a good idea to get routine electrical inspections performed by a commercial electrical contractor.

The following points highlight a few services commercial electrical contractors can provide.

Smoke Detector Upgrades

The safety devices should be replaced every few years. Unfortunately, it is a task that often gets forgotten. It is a huge safety risk regardless of the type of commercial property. Anyone within the property could get trapped or injured, and fatalities have also occurred due to non-working smoke detectors. Some older model detectors rely on batteries. A commercial electrical contractor can install smoke detectors that connect to the electrical system and have battery backups in the event of a power outage. There are also units that are carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in one unit, which provides even more robust safety.

Electrical Panel Upgrades

The average commercial property likely has one or more circuit panel boxes installed. Property owners may not know when their electrical panels were installed. If it has been a few decades, it is likely time to get upgrades. Property upgrades or the use of more robust equipment can also trigger a need to upgrade to ensure that the property is equipped to meet electrical needs. 

Generator Installations

Every modern-day commercial property should have generators. These nifty "powerhouses" ensure that there is minimal or no business interruption in the event of outages. If a commercial property is in the lodging or food service industries, a generator will be well-appreciated by their staff and customers. In an office environment, employees can continue to do a variety of tasks even if they do not have the Internet because of an outage. They can perform downtime duties with access to electricity provided by the generator until the utility services are restored. 

Sometimes commercial property owners discover electrical upgrades by visiting other properties. A commercial electrical contractor can be used as a resource to determine if it is possible to make those same upgrades to their properties. It is important to note that some upgrades require making upgrades to other parts of the system such as wiring or outlets.