As you already know, A commercial building can be a different beast electrically than your personal residence. While you may think of trying to circumvent some electrical requirements for your own house, that can be even more disastrous for a commercial property in Florida.
Trying to approach your commercial electrical needs in this manner may increase your liability should some accident occur. For that reason, be sure to call a commercial electrician if you experience any of these to get them resolved and keep you protected.
Commercial Building Renovations
Any time you renovate your commercial space, be sure you bring in a properly licensed electrician. Whether you are expanding, reducing your space, or changing the setup, you need to make sure you have power wherever you need it. An electrician will not only make sure you pass your inspections and are safe but that you also have an adequate supply for your business needs.
Continually Tripping Circuits
One of the unfortunate side effects of a business is that new equipment tends to be more power-hungry than older equipment. Add to that the fact that wiring does not last forever and will increase its resistance as it ages.
For those reasons, it is not common for aging spaced and infrastructure to experience circuit breakers that trip frequently. When this happens, do not try to jury-rig the breaker to stay open. This can pose a fire hazard and lead to both property damage and personal injury.
A commercial electrician will troubleshoot the problem to ensure the root issue is resolved quickly and safely. You will have less productivity loss and ensure your staff and clients remain safe.
Lack of Outlets
As your business grows, so will your need for additional electrical outlets. While you can get power strips and outlet extenders inexpensively, these do not upgrade your infrastructure. Trying to pull too much through an existing circuit will cause you to trip breakers frequently. It can also damage your wiring and outlets.
When you find you need more outlets than you have installed, expanding your current electrical system may be the best option. This ensures each of your devices gets adequate electrical supply, that your existing circuits are not overloaded, and reduces fire hazards.
High Volume Electrical Equipment
If you run large electrical equipment, you want to ensure your space is properly wired for it to run. Chances are you are not working with mere laptops and just need more electrical outlets.
Rather, your equipment may require extra capacity, and you need to ensure you have the right receptacle. In addition to being higher capacity, these specialized industrial receptacles ensure the wrong capacity plugs cannot be plugged in.
A commercial electrician in Florida will work to make sure you have the right receptacle at each of your workstations. Further, they will ensure each one has the proper grounding to keep it safe from shorts.
They can also help you determine if a full system surge protector may be a good option. This can protect your equipment investment from storms and other strains on the electrical grid.
Your Next Move
You should always contact a licensed electrician whenever you consider upgrading or repairing anything electrical. Electricity is nothing to play with, and attempting to fix a problem on your own could worsen your issue or create a bigger problem than you know how to fix. When it comes to installing dedicated circuits, you want to make sure the process goes smoothly and causes no issues.
At D.O.C. Electric Inc., we have the know-how to assist you. We’ll send out a professional electrician to help you figure out which appliances deserve dedicated circuits so that you can configure the electrical system of your home more efficiently and logically. To get in contact with an electrician today, contact us, and we’ll help you get your circuits sorted out.