Is It Time to Upgrade Your Commercial Wiring?

CMI Lighting upgrade your commercial wiring

If you notice these signs, it’s time to upgrade your commercial wiring.

A crucial part of keeping your business running smoothly is ensuring that all electrical components function correctly. This means that you must pay attention to your electrical wiring and make sure that everything is in fine condition and your building isn’t at risk for electrical fires or outages. Wiring is designed to last for a long time, but not forever. Plus, sometimes unforeseen problems can arise based on the environment or other tampering that may take place. So how can you tell when it’s time to upgrade your commercial wiring? The following three signs are reliable indicators that an upgrade is needed. If you spot one of these, contact CMI Lighting for help from professional commercial electricians

Discoloration or Scorch Marks 

One sure sign that it’s time to upgrade your commercial wiring is the appearance of scorch marks or discolored spots around your outlets and switch plates. This damage is caused by electricity arcing out of the wires and hitting the plastic, which creates a burn. Even if your outlets look fine, you should also check to see that they are cool to the touch. If they are warm, you most likely have a wiring problem. 

Dimming Lights 

Another common sign that you need to update your commercial wiring is the presence of dimming lights. If the lights around your commercial facility dim as you run other appliances or systems, then your wiring likely cannot support the necessary voltage to run everything at once. Relying on wiring that cannot support your essential devices is not a long-term solution. Instead, contact the CMI Lighting team to replace your outdated wires with new ones that can deliver the power supply you need for optimal function. 

Frayed Wires

Another unmistakable sign that your commercial wiring needs to change is if you spot damaged or fraying wires. If you spot any wires around your facility that are nicked, pinched, or damaged in any way, give your electrician a call. It’s best to trust a professional to handle these wires so you ensure that no damage to yourself or your property occurs. 

By contacting your commercial electrician as soon as you spot these problems, you can avoid wiring issues that can wreak havoc on your business’s electrical needs. 


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