Electrical work is a dangerous game, and one facility managers often don’t want to worry about. Electrical issues can cause real safety hazards, which is why it’s always best to let MaintenX perform preventative care rather than wait for the emergency to occur. However, when do you know it’s time to call the expert and rewire part of your facility?
At MaintenX, we believe that proper education is the key to maintenance success. We strive to give our clients comprehensive and honest information about their service options so they can make the best decision for their needs and budgets. We’ve compiled a short list of warning signs that you should consider scheduling preventative electrical work soon:
Outlets are discolored.
This is the lowest priority warning sign, as this is only an indicator of electrical system age rather than function. It is true that electrical systems become less reliable with age, but if you’ve experienced no other issues, this is only a sign that you should be considering saving some for when you need a rewriting service in the next few years.
Your circuit breaker is tripping more often.
If your circuit breaker is tripping often, this is a clear cut sign that something is wrong with the system. The reasons are endless, which is why we recommend you call your MaintenX electrician. They can help you diagnose the problem early and avoid costly emergency repairs.
You hear a buzzing sound from wires or outlets.
This is a bad sign and requires immediate attention from your MaintenX electrician. A buzzing outlet could mean a reversed polarity due to poor installation, a loose connection, or something wrong in the breaker. Left untreated, this can put your employees or tenants at serious risk. Call MaintenX right away if you hear this noise or notice that an outlet is warm to the touch, another symptom of these common issues.
You’ve experienced an electrical fire.
If your facility has an electrical fire, it means you’ll be calling MaintenX for an emergency service. This is what we try to avoid with preventative maintenance work, but if you do have an electrical fire call us as soon as possible to fix the issue and run a diagnostic on the rest of your system. We can prevent further complications by providing a comprehensive preventative care service on your facility.
Electrical maintenance doesn’t have to be a hassle. Contact us today to learn more about our preventative and emergency services.