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Electrical Safety Tips for Commercial Property Owners

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Do you own a business? If so, there’s a good chance that you are focused on all the day-to-day tasks that go along with your operation. While this is common, you can’t ignore the electrical safety of your commercial property.

Keep reading to learn what to do and look for to ensure the electrical components in your business remain working properly and effectively.

Call an Electrician

Make sure you call a professional electrician to regularly maintain all your electrical system. This includes your heating and cooling system. By doing this, you can avoid problems down the road.

Ensure GFIC Outlets Are in Place

You should ensure that you have ground fault circuit interrupters are installed close to the areas where there is water. This includes outside, in the basement, the kitchen, breakrooms, and bathrooms.

Avoid Overloading the Outlets

Make sure you aren’t overloading your outlets, the electrical circuits, or the motors. If the electrical component feels hot, if it is making an unusual sound, smoking, or sparking, make sure you turn it off right away. Don’t turn this element back on until you have an electrician repair it.

Avoid Using Damaged Appliances

If there is an appliance or another piece of equipment that is damaged or if it is blowing fuses repeatedly, make sure you unplug it. At this point, you should contact an electrician for replacement or repair.

Use the Right Wattage Light Bulb

You need to make sure you are using light bulbs that have the right wattage. If the wattage is too high or too low, it may cause serious issues or other problems.

Watch for Light Switches that Spark or Feel Hot

If there are light switches in your business or building that spark or feel hot, you should turn them off right away. At this point, make sure you hire an electrician before you use the switches again.

Label Fuses and Circuit Breakers

Proper labeling is essential to ensure everyone knows how to reset circuits and ensure everything is operating properly. If you have not labeled your circuit breaker or fuses properly, it may result in a shock-related injury to someone who is trying to use it.

Inspect Extension Cords Closely

If you are using extension cords for any purpose, make sure you are looking for any signs of wear and tear regularly. If you see damage, be sure to replace the cord right away.

Also, when it comes to extension cords and other electrical cords, make sure you don’t run these in walking areas. If you do, it can not only result in trips and falls, but also cause damage to the cord, which increases the risk of an electrical shock or another issue.

Hire an Electrician for More Help and Information

If you own a commercial business or building, make sure you use the tips for commercial property electrical safety. You can also contact Fusion Electric and let us help you find any other signs of electrical hazards.

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