Do you have a preventative maintenance plan in place for your facility’s electrical components? For most facility managers, the answer is no. Unfortunately, a lack of preventative maintenance is what often leads to unsafe electrical issues and costly repairs down the line. There is no room for error when it comes to keeping your facility safe for employees by improving your electrical maintenance program, you can ensure their safety against electrical fires and workflow headaches like outages or electrical shorts.
Below are our four tips to improve your electrical maintenance schedule and create a safer, more efficient workplace:
Reduce electrical system workload.
Overloading your circuits with computers, lamps, chargers, portable fans, and other electrical appliances can spell disaster in a commercial facility. By overloading your outlets, you are putting your facility at risk for electrical fires and shortages that can cost you tremendously. Before you overload your outlets, consider upgrading your electrical system to fit a more modern capacity.
Upgrade your panels
This is an important step for older buildings, especially if you suspect you may be overloading your system. The best move is to upgrade your panels so you can continue necessary business functions without risking safety or efficiency. Your MaintenX electrician can help you accomplish this during business hours with minimal disruptions in work activity.
Replace old wiring
Wiring that has reached the end of its lifespan will not only cause electrical issues but can also be a serious fire hazard inside your facility. If you have an older building or have never had your wiring checked, schedule a consultation with a MaintenX electrician. They can inspect for issues and help you replace the wiring without disruption to your workplace.
Fix facility leaks
We all know that water and electrical components are a dangerous combination. However, many facility managers do not see a small leak as an emergency. These sorts of issues cannot be put off until tomorrow or next week. If you notice a leak in your plumbing, especially if it is leaking near an electrical outlet or electrical component, you need to contact MaintenX immediately.
Electrical maintenance can be tricky. But when you have MaintenX by your side you can rest easy knowing your facility is taken care of. To learn more about our preventative maintenance services, contact us today!