When you own commercial property, it comes with many responsibilities. You need to make sure it is safe for those inside and enables them to do the work they have to do.
Electrical fires are one problem that puts commercial buildings and the people who work in them at risk. Fires are often caused by issues such as faulty wiring and addressing such issues reduces risks and increases safety.
If unqualified individuals have modified the electrical circuitry in a building, the risk of fire increases. Electrical code violations by individuals or shoddy repair work can easily result in a fire. If you suspect that a commercial building you have bought may have wiring that’s not up to code, you need to have it checked out.
An older commercial building may have dated wiring causing various problems, such as overloaded circuits and shorts in lighting and equipment.
An electrician in Calabasas can come out to your building, perform a maintenance check and evaluate your wiring to make sure it is safe and up to code. He may find that rewiring is necessary and you may need more breakers.
Common causes of commercial fires are forgotten coffee pots, smoldering cigarettes or problems with computer wiring. The fire risks increase as the number of people working in a building increase.
It’s usually the use of the equipment rather than the equipment itself that causes a fire in a commercial building. Electrical equipment that is misused or overloaded and lack of proper maintenance can be disastrous.
Furnaces, water heaters and boilers
Strict codes and regulations exist regarding the installation, use and maintenance of furnaces, water heaters and boilers. Incorrect installation or lack of regular maintenance can trigger a fire.
What to look for in an Electrician in Calabasas?
When looking for a commercial electrician, find out what other companies have used for their electrical services and whether they performed the job effectively, on time and within budget.
You will also want to make sure that electricians are fully licensed, insured and bonded if you want them to assist you with your electrical concerns. Any electrician should be licensed by the state and have the experience to know what to look for and how to execute services safely and expertly.
The most reputable electrical contracting services post their license and insurance information online so you can see they are legitimate and that the state has verified their services.
Hoffer Electrical has been serving the greater Los Angeles area for more than 40 years. We have a team of expert electricians ready to assist you. We will check your electricity and make you aware of any problem areas or places where you can improve your efficiency.
Call us at (323) 922-5205 or (818) 999-4190 to schedule a service call. Your risk of electrical fires decreases when you have a reliable, licensed electrician to call upon. Prevention is always better than reacting when you have an emergency on your hands.