We know how much you value your business, and you’ll want to do everything you can to maintain it. One aspect of your building that deserves attention will be your electrical wiring. Wiring is supposed to last for quite a while, but that doesn’t mean it will never need upgrading. Because wiring will eventually go bad, we want to let you know how to tell when your commercial wiring will have to get an upgrade.
You See Scorch Marks And/Or Discoloration
If your commercial wiring is on the brink of failing you, you will notice that the wires have scorch marks on them or that they have become discolored in certain areas close to the switch plates or outlets.
These symptoms are caused due to electricity that arcs out of your wires. The electricity will connect with the plastic, which in turn causes burns. Sometimes, you might not even see burn marks on your outlets, but it’s still important to check on them using touch. If your outlets feel warm, there is likely a commercial wiring issue.
Lights are Dimming
One of the other signs that commercial wiring should be upgraded is when your lights start dimming, and you aren’t sure why. This can happen if you are operating different appliances and systems because, while you’re operating them, a faulty wiring system will be unable to handle all of the voltage that is needed to use these devices at the same time.
If you have an outdated commercial wiring system, you’ll need to upgrade it with the help of a professional commercial wiring company. They will make sure that your wiring system is modern and fit to handle whatever voltage is needed to run your devices.
Your Wires Are Frayed
This is one that shouldn’t be too hard to notice. A third sign that your commercial wiring is in need of being upgraded is when you see that your wires have become damaged and frayed. Closely observe your wires and see if there are any signs of damage. If you see any indicators that your commercial wiring could be damaged, give your local commercial wiring company a call. They can confirm whether or not any damage has been sustained, and if there has, they can upgrade your system to one that is more suitable for your facility’s needs.
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