Essential Business Electrical Safety Tips

We always have a busy environment in the workplace, and it makes us overlook some important safety concerns in the building. You are right; we are talking about your electrical system. After all, it is the one that keeps the business operating.

If you are thinking of ways to keep your building a safe place for your employees and to anyone who pays a visit, Hightower Service Inc. can guide you all the way. Check out these tips to prevent electrical dangers in the workplace.

Regular Maintenance Schedule

Your commercial building is made up of busy people and even busier machines and electrical equipment. With routine maintenance, proper operations of these devices are guaranteed. Our commercial maintenance checks ensure that your units are working properly and if there are signs that your electrical devices may fail, you are informed ahead of time.

If it has been some time when you last scheduled a maintenance check for your electrical system, now is the time to call our professionals. You can also do a system check around the workplace, like searching for wear and tear in the insulations. If there are, your place may be prone to electrical emergencies, so you need to call an electrician right way.

Patience and Care

There are times when electrical appliances take too long to operate, and this can get really frustrating especially when you have a busy schedule ahead of you. When this happens, some employees tend to use the equipment incorrectly which leads them to electrical hazards. If you are having trouble with faulty electrical systems, the best thing to do is to call a professional electrician for help.

Inform your Employees

Of all the people in the workplace, your employees are the ones who regularly use the electrical appliances. It’s just right to inform them of the proper use and care of the electrical equipment to prevent problems from taking place. By providing your employees with training on the proper use of electrical appliances, you are ensuring their safety inside the workplace. You can even invite licensed electricians to share some insights and experiences.

Do not let electrical hazards hinder the growth of your business or put your employee’s life in jeopardy. At Hightower Service Inc. we have a team of licensed electricians who are knowledgeable and well-trained in handling commercial electrical issues.

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Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Outlets

Technology has paved the way for drastic changes in human life. And while many families are striving to get the latest in smart devices and home improvements, few have given attention to the outlets and electrical system which makes these devices usable.

Let’s talk about your outlet, the entrance of your devices to the power source.  Is it already discolored and stained? Or, can it still hold a plug? Do not wait for an emergency to happen before finding out that you need to have your outlet upgraded. Here is a list of the signs that you should take note:

  • Outlet Feels Hot on the Surface

One sure sign that your outlet needs repair or replacement is when it feels hot when you touch it. The sensation is possibly by loose or damaged wires behind the walls. If not given proper attention, this can root to fire.

  • Discolored Outlet Due to Heat

Be extra mindful of the color of the outlet or the surrounding wall because it is a sign that your outlet is burned or improperly installed. When a short circuit happens, plastics surrounding the receptacle are melted and may lead to a fire. When you see discolored outlets at home, immediately cut the power to the outlet and call an electrician for help.

  • Your Outlet Only Has Two-Prongs

Outlets with two-prongs prevent you from plugging in three-prong appliances. But not just that, two-prong outlets are ungrounded and may present risks to you and your appliances. Changing your two-prong outlet to its three-prong counterpart is not enough to solve the issue. It is necessary to call an electrician to rewire the electrical panel and provide the needed ground to keep your outlets safe to use.

  • The Plug Keeps Falling Out

When the plugs fall out no matter what type of appliance you connect to the outlet, you may be dealing with a worn out contact. The loose connections can cause electrical arcing and lead you to the risk of a house fire. If the plugs keep falling out of your outlet, be sure to provide a replacement immediately.

  • Smoke, Spark, and Burning Smell occur whenever you plug an appliance.

When any of these happens whenever you plug in an appliance, do not think twice to call an electrician and have your outlet replaced. These are probably caused by short circuits and water exposure. Be sure to turn off the power to the outlet and have it inspected as soon as possible.

Do you have issues concerning your home electrical outlets? Let the professionals at Hightower Service ensure your safety and comfort. Call us today for outlet repairs and upgrades at the right costs.