You can’t put a price on safety. It’s so important for all of us, but especially commercial and business properties where liability enters the mix. One area of safety often gets ignored and that’s in regards to your lighting. A lighting inspection should include basic electrical safety, satisfactory illumination, and emergency lighting in place. No one wants to find out the hard way just how important regular lighting inspections can be and why they’re integral to the building maintenance process. If you’re still hesitant about the importance of investing in a light inspection, read on to find out more.
Whether you’re selling a property, buying one, or renting one, it’s a good time to take a look at the lights. After all, lighting is an important part of any investment in a property. Even if they’re functional, they may have old parts that are dangerous or otherwise need replacing. You don’t want to get 6 months into a property investment and find out all of your bulbs are slowly going out, and you don’t want anyone else to have to deal with that either. Make the call for a complete lighting inspection and decide whether lighting renovations are the right option for you from there.
If you start seeing the warning signs, consider getting a lighting inspection done. This may include flickering bulbs, particularly if there is more than one. A single bulb could just be loose and something you can troubleshoot yourself, but multiple bulbs flickering intermittently is a sign of more significant trouble. Likewise, if you experience repeated outages, that could be a sign that your lights are at a critical age and may need to be inspected, repaired, or even reinstalled.
Do you live in a climate that struggles with extreme weather? Take care of your maintenance tasks, including lighting inspections, before the next storm hits. Your roof, foundation, and lighting are all points of vulnerability that could be damaged by an intense enough storm. Lights are particularly delicate, and in the event that your employees need to take refuge inside your facilities, you are going to want to have functioning lights.
Even if you aren’t experiencing issues, it’s a good idea to get your lighting inspected every one to five years. This is a recommendation for anyone who is going to deal with the same property for years at a time. Don’t let those electrical issues sneak up and surprise you; get ahead by calling a professional to inspect your lighting and make any fixes that are necessary.
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