Troubleshooting Electrical Problems

After we moved into a house that seemed to have a lot of electrical problems, I had to learn how to troubleshoot things and fast. I learned how to flip the switch on my circuit breaker, deal with tripped GFCI outlets, and even how to rewire an outlet with the power off. It was a lot of work, but I was able to save a lot of money on professional services. However, after trying in vain to fix my circuit breaker on my own, I realized that I needed some help from an expert. A professional came out, took apart my panel and fixed everything. This blog is all about troubleshooting electrical issues and when to call a pro.

Meeting The Electrical Needs Of A Large Commercial Building


There are many challenges that will come with providing a commercial building with a reliable source of power. Not surprisingly, these structures will often need to hire professionals that have direct experience or training when it comes to commercial wiring and other electrical work.

Higher Electrical Loads

A key challenge that will come with supplying power to a large commercial building is the immense demand on the electrical system of the building. The combination of lights, workstations, and other equipment causes these buildings to require vastly more amounts of electricity than even a large private home. Creating a wiring system that is capable of channeling and directing this power through the building is a critical step in avoiding electrical overloads and even the risk of an electrical fire starting. Whether you are in the process of attempting to build a new commercial building or you are looking at options for renovating an existing structure, commercial wiring contractors are invaluable for this part of the process.

Backup Power Systems

Commercial buildings can stand to lose substantial amounts of revenue during periods when the power has failed. Minimizing these disruptions and losses will require the installation of a backup power system that will be able to output enough power to at least allow for key systems to be properly shut down. For firms that want a backup power solution that will allow the business to continue functioning until power is restored, a commercial generator may be needed. Regardless of the choice that you make, it will be necessary to properly wire these components into the building's electrical system. Mistakes with this process can be extremely hazardous as they could expose a person to a risk of being shocked or even contributing to a surge traveling through the building's wiring and damaging much of the equipment that is connected to the power grid.

Major Equipment Additions

In an effort to improve productivity, a business may need to make a series of equipment upgrades to the building. These upgrades will be able to increase the productivity of your workers, but they may also increase the demands on the electrical system. Before installing power-intensive equipment, the wiring should be inspected to make sure that it will be able to support this equipment. If it is unable to carry enough voltage to power the machine, you may need to install an upgraded line for this particular piece of equipment. This may be the only option for avoiding damaging and disruptive overloads that may eventually contribute to the building's electrical systems being damaged or the equipment itself suffering major damages.

For more information, contact a company like Double D Electric.


4 January 2021