Electrical Advice

Electrical Inspections & Maintenance

Over time, electrical systems deteriorate due to wear and tear, and can gradually become a safety issue, without your knowledge. It’s for this reason that all electrical systems should be the subject of periodic inspection, testing and maintenance, to keep them safe, and in good working order.

Electrical Systems Maintenance for Businesses

If you run a business. having a well-planned electrical preventive maintenance schedule is even more important, for the protection of both equipment and people. Poorly maintained circuitry and appliances can injure or kill, and destroy property if not maintained properly. For example, a time delay in the operation of a circuit breaker, due to a sticky operating mechanism, can cause an energy arcing flash.

Business Benefits of Electrical Maintenance

Scheduled electrical maintenance is not just an important part of managing work health and safety risks. It can also lead to benefits such as ensuring the smooth-running of your home or business because it could lower the risk of your electrical system and electricity-powered appliances experiencing glitches, minimising equipment downtime and energy wastage, thereby improving energy efficiency, and lowering power bills.

  • Minimise Disruption: well-planned scheduled electrical maintenance is key to smooth-running businesses because it could lower the risk of your electrical system failures and electricity-powered appliance breakdowns. Everything from your CCTV, fire and security systems, to your smart lighting and computer servers rely on electricity. Your electrician could prevent or minimise downtime, data loss, and lost revenue by ensuring your electrical infrastructure and assets are well maintained.
  • Avoid Costly Repairs: regular maintenance increases the likelihood that you’ll spot any potential electrical issues before they become major problems that result in further damage to equipment and appliances, so saving you the cost of unexpected and avoidable repairs.
  • Equipment lifecycle: well-maintained electrical equipment tends to have a longer life cycle, helping you save on both replacement and repair costs and improving productivity.
  • Energy efficiency – Regular electrical maintenance can help your business can become more energy efficient and reduce its overheads.

Regulatory Professional Electrical Maintenance

Various Government Regulations set out the necessity for periodic inspections to comply with safety at work and home. That’s why you should hire an expert to conduct a periodic visual inspection of all electrical installations at your home or office, to identify any problems that exist, that can then be scheduled for rectification at a time to suit you.

Electrical components and systems are often intricate and complex. While some simple electrical component maintenance can be done by yourself, proper training is required to repair, troubleshoot and maintain most systems & equipment supplying electricity to homes, commercial & industrial buildings.

A professional electrical maintenance engineer will plan a maintenance schedule, to include fault diagnosis, routine servicing and repairs, to avoid costly repairs and ensure the uninterrupted running of electrical equipment, be it domestic wiring, or a production line in a commercial operation.

A trained and licensed electrician will check for breakages, wear and deterioration, signs of overheating, missing parts, loose fittings, and that electrical enclosures are secure. Equipment that is not in regular use should also be checked for any faults or short circuits.

Proper maintenance is not a ‘one-off’ reactive procedure not given a second thought until something goes wrong and needs to be repaired, or worse, causes an emergency situation to develop. Property electrical maintenance requires a regular planned programme to be performed by a skilled professional. It should be a regular part of your home or office property maintenance regime and should never be missed.

Budgeting for Electrical Maintenance

Regular electrical maintenance should be viewed as a critical part of your business’s risk management strategy. When setting a realistic budget for maintenance, consider the potential losses from electrical risks and hazards, as well as the cost to replace expensive equipment and appliances, such as generators, conveyor belts, hydraulics, HVAC systems, lighting, and more.

You should also take into account also Health & Safety regulations when budgeting for electrical maintenance. Non-compliance could be more expensive, than the cost of a breakdown, depending on your sector, working environment, and the types of equipment you use. Pimlico Electricians can provide you with a free, no-obligation detailed quote so you can get an idea of how many hours, the type of work needed for your situation, and how much it will likely cost.

London Electricians Maintenance

The choice of maintenance type a commercial operation will adopt will depend on a combination of their available financial resources and in-house skills. By calling our professional electricians, we can discuss your electrical inspection, testing & maintenance requirements and help you decide which is the best solution for you, to minimise unexpected electrical emergencies.

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