Commercial buildings are subject to different electrical hazards than residential buildings. If you are a commercial building owner, it is important to be aware of these hazards and take steps to prevent them from causing damage or injury. So, AccuSpect Inspections is highlighting three common commercial electrical issues that come up in our inspection reports so you can be prepared.

Be Aware of 3 Common Commercial Electrical Issues

1. Circuit Overload

One common commercial electrical issue is circuit overload. This occurs when too many devices are drawing power from the same circuit, causing the circuit breaker to trip and shut off power to all of the devices. While a circuit overload can be frustrating, it is often easy to prevent. The best way to avoid a circuit overload is to pay attention to how much power each device uses and spread out devices that use a lot of power over multiple circuits.

2. Bulbs Burning Out

Another common issue for business owners and commercial buildings is light bulbs burning out regularly. While this may seem like a minor issue, it can lead to much larger problems. For example, if you have outdated light fixtures, they may not be able to handle newer, more energy-efficient bulbs. As a result, the bulbs may burn out quickly, leaving you with an unexpected expense. Furthermore, if your company is going through light bulbs like crazy, there could be an issue with the wiring, and it’s best to have this repaired immediately.

3. Dead Outlets

Dead outlets can pose a huge problem because they can prevent employees from being able to use certain devices or machinery. In addition, dead outlets can also be a trip hazard. If an outlet is not working, it is important to have it checked out by a licensed commercial electrician. The electrician will be able to determine the cause of the problem and make any necessary repairs. Sometimes, a dead outlet may simply result from a loose wire. However, if the outlet is outdated or damaged, it may need to be replaced. 

Learn about Your Building’s Electrical

At AccuSpect Inspections, we proudly serve businesses throughout Detroit, MI, making them aware of common issues in their building. During a commercial inspection, we look at every system and provide you with a detailed report. We can also perform an asbestos, radon, or mold test to ensure the quality of the air in your building. To schedule an appointment, call us at (734) 467-7328.