When to Schedule Commercial Lighting Inspections

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Schedule regular commercial lighting inspections to ensure electrical safety.

You know that your commercial property’s emergency lighting must comply with specific codes. Inspecting these lights is essential, but are you also ensuring that your non-emergency lighting is routinely inspected? Electrical safety can never be undervalued, especially for commercial properties that depend on numerous indoor and outdoor lights. Scheduling commercial lighting inspections, especially in specific circumstances, can ensure your lighting functions properly and efficiently. The electricians at CMI Lighting can perform these thorough inspections and help you avoid costly repairs or replacements in the future. To ensure excellent lighting, schedule inspections at the following times. 

When Buying or Renting a New Commercial Property 

When you are ready to invest in a new commercial property, you must do more than just look at the lights to ensure they work correctly. Even if lights are working, they may be old, or there may be potentially dangerous fixtures behind light covers. You may not discover these problems until it’s time to replace a bulb. Before investing in a new property, schedule a commercial lighting inspection to know what you are purchasing. 

You Notice Widespread Light Flickering or Outages 

Whether you have recently purchased a building or have been in the same spot for years, a few warning signs indicate commercial lighting inspections are necessary. One flickering light can indicate a loose bulb, but many flickering lights throughout the building indicate a more serious problem. 

Before Storm Season 

If your business is located in an area that experiences severe seasonal weather, take care of all your maintenance concerns before the storm season begins. You want to make sure that your lighting can withstand strong storms and that your generator is prepared to power your necessary lights. 

Before You Sell or Rent Commercial Property 

Before you sell your building or rent out commercial space to another company, you must ensure all fixtures and amenities are working. Commercial lighting inspections can help you appeal to buyers and demonstrate that your building is in excellent condition and worth a high price. 

Every One to Five Years 

When occupying the same property for many years, keep an eye on the condition of your lights. To be sure you don’t miss any developing problems, you can schedule commercial lighting inspections at least every five years. This way, you don’t have to wait for problems to be evident until you get help, and you can remember to schedule inspections promptly. By scheduling regular inspections, you can decrease the risk of corrosion, frayed wires, or electrical problems that turn into hazards. 


With over 35 years in the industry, CMI has an array of equipment to handle the logistics of any in-house job. We also frequently provide solutions to property managers and upcoming developments. CMI Companies provides services in the Mid-Atlantic Region and proudly serves clients in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Richmond, Southern Virginia, Manassas, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Rockville, and Prince George’s County. Also, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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