Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) services are crucial not only because they will ensure safety for your employees and business, but also because they will save your money while keeping electrical systems in good working conditions. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider an EPM programme for your business.
Keep Your Employees Safe And Avoid Property Damage
With EPM services, potential electrical risks are handled before they can cause fire hazards or before they lower the efficiency of your electrical system. Humidity, chemicals and condensation can cause your electrical system to get wet. Wet conditions short electrical appliances and speed up the process of oxidation and contact resistance, which may lead to fire hazards that can burn down your business and may even cause death to your employees.
Through regular EPM services, a qualified electrician will wipe down wetness on the electrical system using non-corrosive and non-flammable cleaning substances. This will secure your employees' safety and the safety of your business.
Prevent Disruption of Business Activities
An electrical system produces heat that results in cyclical expansion and contraction of its components. During this cyclical expansion and contraction, screws in an electrical system loosen. The bus bar contains breakers that also loosen, causing unanticipated, short-lived and powerful surges of electricity. The loosening of breakers on bus bars is an electrical condition known as arcing, which involves the generation of a large quantity of heat. Arcing increases the chances of the wiring system failure, as well as the bus bar and its breakers. When such failures occur, they need emergency and unplanned repairs that can cost higher than an EPM programme,
Emergency repairs will disrupt normal business activities as they were not planned for, while EPM services are planned for hence no disruption. What's more, electrical preventive maintenance involves fewer parts of an electrical system while emergency and corrective repairs involve several parts wasting much time for business activities. With an EPM programme, your electrician will regularly check your home's electrical system and tighten loose screws and breakers, as well as make any necessary replacements to avoid emergencies.
What to Expect From Your Electrical Contractor
It's is important that you hire a qualified and trusted electrician to perform the EPM services for your business. Your electrician will make a customised maintenance checklist for your business; check for any potential electricity hazards and take any necessary maintenance action. Your chosen electrician should also inform you of red flag spots that you should monitor.
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