Watch for Breakers That are Constantly Being Flipped
The electrical panel manages the electricity demands for your business. An electrical panel must be up-to-date to minimize safety risks, especially fire. If an electrical panel cannot keep up with the needs of your business, the electrical surges can easily cause melted wires or small fires. Don’t risk a fire by failing to upgrade your panel. Too often, electrical panels are not upgraded when they need to be, causing irreversible damage that was completely avoidable.
If your business has grown, or you have replaced old equipment with new, then you might already have outgrown your current commercial panel. Likewise, if your building was built in the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s, there is a good chance that your commercial panel might be using outdated technology.
Both of these scenarios can be dangerous and frustrating, if you are not getting consistent, reliable power supply from your panel. Here are a few key factors you need to know about a commercial panel upgrade.
Just because your panel is old or you have expanded your business that does not automatically mean your panel needs an upgrade right away, but there are a few key warning signs that you should not ignore:
1. If the panel looks old, wiring looks worn, and you can no longer make out the labelling on the breakers, then there is a good chance your panel is a senior and due for retirement.
2. If there are any burns or scorches, or signs of corrosion inside the cabinet, then your panel may not be safe and definitely needs to be inspected and probably upgraded as soon as possible.
3. Any humming or fizzing sounds from the panel are also a big red flag.
4. Finally, if you notice excessive heat, that is a sure sign that all is not well.
In addition to the commercial electrical work that we provide throughout Martinsville, IN & surrounding area, we also offer other electrical services for all different types of businesses. We can be contracted to work on new construction projects, and we provide repair services and new installations for existing businesses. Our technicians are highly skilled professionals who take a great deal of pride in the work that they do, and we know that there is time sensitivity involved. We do things right, but we work efficiently so we can keep downtime to a minimum. Quality electrician work is our top priority, but we also do everything possible to keep our prices affordable: