Keeping your business open is not always an easy task. Especially with winter weather bringing its unpredictable face in and out of our lives. The draws and power surges experienced this time of year can be some of the strongest we experience all year long.
There are some things to know about commercial electric systems that are not always obvious to the untrained eye. To start with, many commercial buildings are older, so their electric panels and circuits were not originally designed to handle the higher amperage that we are running through them these days. Most older panels have circuits which have been incorrectly added onto over the years. Today’s new electronic devices may require a new 20amp circuit.
Another thing to remember is that electricity has had a various and sometimes sketchy past. There was a time in the 70’s when aluminum wiring was used to help conserve costs. These wires are basically the equivalent to wiring a house with lamp cord. There is no way these poor conductors should be trusted to handle today’s typical draw.
Many times with wiring being older and buried underground, the simple effects of time and nature will take their toll on them as well. Hot and cold; wet and dry; it all takes a little bit of life out of an electrical system over time.
This doesn’t mean, however, that your commercial building necessarily has these issues. The only way to know for sure is to have one of our professional electricians come out to inspect your electrical system, or wait until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, most people wait until something goes wrong, if this happens, please contact us for our emergency electrical service. It will cost more time and money to get your building back up and running then, so it is better to have it checked out before the inevitable happens.
If your building is older than 25 years old, and you experience power surges, brown outs or tripped breakers, or any unusual sounds from behind the walls when you start up your equipment, it is probably a good idea to give us a call. ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Plus, you won’t have to pay extra for emergency service if you do the right thing beforehand. Edison’s Commercial Electricial Minneapolis Services, are here for you. 651-587-5512