If your company is going to be
moving office spaces soon or you simply haven’t had your office’s electrical
system checked recently, you should consider getting a professional commercial electrical service
provider in Burlington
to inspect your
We at S & S Electrical Services Inc.
would like everyone to know of the seriousness and importance of electrical
safety. Although we tend to take electricity for granted in the modern office,
it is still a powerful force and potential hazard if not properly handled. For
instance, improperly maintained electrical systems are routinely a leading
cause of office fires. Besides getting your electrical systems checked by a
professional, the best thing you can do for your employees is to know the signs
of electrical problems so you can get help before it’s too late.
What are some common signs of electrical problems?
Electricity can be dangerous even
if there are no obviously exposed wires. Besides flammable materials being
directly exposed to an electric current, there is also the possibility that
electricity itself can travel through the air, or arc, and make contact with a
flammable material at some distance from the source of the electricity. This is
why you should always be sure to look for general signs of electrical problems
and call in a professional as soon as possible if you notice something is amiss.
A few simple signs that something is wrong with your office’s electrical system
· Frequently blown fuses. This indicates that you might be putting too much stress
on a single circuit.
· People receive shocks from appliances. If everything is functioning
correctly, regular appliances should not shock you. If anyone is shocked, that
means electricity is flowing outside its usual paths and you should get your
· Outlets are damaged or discoloured. This can be simple deterioration from age but
there’s also a chance that electricity arcing is causing the discolouration.
· Lights dim or flicker for no reason. This is never a good sign. Your electrical system
is designed to provide constant power so, assuming there’s no systemic power
outage, dimming lights means something is wrong with your electrical system.
What can I do to prevent electrical fires or other accidents?
The best thing you can do is to
educate yourself and your employees about the dangers of electrical systems,
the signs of problems, and how to appropriately handle electrical equipment. Don’t
place flammable material near power outlets, for instance, and always unplug
appliances by the plug and never by the cord.
Besides this, you should contact us today
at S & S Electrical Services Inc. for all your commercial electrical service needs in Burlington or its
surrounding area. Be sure to ask us about the potential benefits you can gain
from joining the Small Business Lighting Incentive Program. Replacing and
upgrading your small business’s electrical system has never been easier or more