Owning a business is a major responsibility – in and of itself. In fact, it has been estimated that business owners spend approximately 40% of their time handling administrative-based tasks and other activities that do not generate any type of revenue. Examples include staffing, management, planning, sales, marketing, and daily operations.

With so much to do, it is not at all surprising to find that most business owners overlook the single, most critical component of their business – the electrical system.

Unfortunately, this could result in many serious complications – such as fire, injury, and loss of property.

It is vital that you enlist a commercial electrician to maintain the electrical system of your building. If you have not done this, continue reading to learn the warning signs that it is time for their services to be rendered immediately.

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Tripping of a Circuit Breaker

The circuit breaker is a special component of the electrical system. It is designed to ensure that there is no overheating. If a circuit becomes too hot, it will trip in order to prevent the development of a fire. If you discover that one or more of the circuits in your business are tripping, there is an issue and it needs to be dealt with immediately.

Failure to do so could result in a fire developing.

A fire will not only destroy the building where your business is housed, it may also injure your employees, your customers, vendors, and others that are in close proximity of the fire when it occurs.

A tripping circuit is an urgent warning that a commercial electrician should be called immediately.

Flickering Lights

When lights start to flicker, it could mean that it is time to change the bulb. Naturally, this is the first step that you should take – in terms of troubleshooting.

If you notice that there is still flickering after you change the light bulb, it is time to call a commercial electrician. This could indicate that there is a loose connection near the light.

Loose connections could spark and result in the development of a fire.

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Unusual Smells

There are several smells that could indicate that there is an issue with the electrical system of your business. Examples include rubber smells, rotten egg smells, sulfur, melting rubber, and like something is burning. If you notice any of these smells and are unable to locate the source of the smell, you should completely turn off the electricity running into the building and consult a commercial electrician.

If you fail to take this step, you may find yourself facing a fire.

We Can Help

We here at Hardcore Electric specialize in helping businesses in maintaining, repairing, and replacing components of electrical systems, lights, and more. If you have noticed any of the warning signs outlined in this brief guide, it is time to seek help immediately. We specialize in both industrial electricity and commercial electricity. Contact us today to learn more: 720-841-3897