Electrical problems can be very dangerous and very serious no matter what type of building they might happen in. If it is your commercial building that you are talking about, however, you have to worry about more than your own safety. If you have electrical problems in your place of business, you could have to worry about an electrical fire, or you might just have to worry about failing an inspection and having your doors closed until you make repairs. Regardless of the consequences that you are worried about, you should have your wiring looked at if you think there might be a problem. These are some of the signs that you might be having electrical problems in your commercial building.
1. Customers are Complaining About a Burning Smell
A burning smell is an obvious sign that there might be a problem with your electrical wiring. However, if you are in your commercial building all day long, you might not notice this odor, particularly if you operate a commercial kitchen and have food cooking -- and possibly burning -- throughout the day. Customers who aren't in your building all the time might notice this smell more than you will, so watch out for customer complaints of this nature, and take them seriously if you receive any.
2. Your Breakers Trip on a Regular Basis
It might not seem all that strange to have to flip the breakers on your panel box every now and then, but this should be a rare occurrence, not something that happens every day. If you are constantly having to flip your breakers, it could be because the wiring in your commercial business is not sufficient for all of the equipment that you are trying to run. This could be very dangerous if you don't have the problem assessed by a commercial electrician as soon as possible.
3. Your Equipment is Burning Up
Realizing that various equipment throughout your business -- including point of sale systems, kitchen equipment or anything else -- is burning out can be upsetting. If it happens just once, the equipment could be to blame. If it happens on a regular basis with different types of equipment, however, it could be because there is power surging to your equipment. Having a commercial electrician out can help protect the rest of your equipment and prevent further electrical issues that might pose more serious dangers.