How do you know when to replace your outlets and switches? Or why would you need to switch them out? This might not be something you think you need to worry about. But in older commercial buildings especially, there can be outdated electrical problems that could be causing issues in your daily business operations. Misso Electric is here to help you understand why it is important to replace your outlets, switches, or even fix wires in your workplace as needed.
Is a Two Prong Outlet Grounded?
There are some beautiful older buildings. Many have been upgraded and have a modern look on the inside. While it is unlikely your commercial building still has a 2 prong outlet, then you need to get your outlets upgraded if they are present. The reason you need to upgrade the outlets is that they are not grounded. Two prong outlets are not grounded, which can leave you unprotected from stray currents and result in electrocution or a power surge through sensitive electronics, often destroying them in the process. If it can’t keep up, you have a higher fire risk in your workplace. Get your outlets upgraded so you don’t lose your beautiful older building to a fire that can be prevented.
Builder Grade Electrical Outlets
When your house is built by a contractor there is a chance they used a builder-grade outlet. Most houses have these because unless you request the higher grade they will use the builder grade. These builder-grade outlets are the cheapest and are low quality. If you have these outlets in your home, they should be replaced every 5-10 years.
Older Commercial Building
If you are living in an older home, then you most likely have old house wiring. With older wiring, you are more likely to experience problems with your outlets and switches. Some of these problems could be dead outlets, light bulbs that burn out faster than they should, flickering or dim lights, and tripping the breakers often. These are just some issues that you might notice. But there can be even more problems inside the walls with the wiring. If you are noticing problems with your home electricity, then you need to call and get a professional to come to take a look. There could be more electrical issues that need to be fixed.
Cracked or Damaged Electrical Outlets & Switches
If you can see wires or exposed outlets in your workplace, this can be very dangerous and can lead to electric shock if it is accidentally touched. If you have exposed outlets or wires you need to call a professional to come and fix it. Do not try to fix it yourself, if you do not know what you’re doing then you could get electrocuted. But professional knows exactly what they are doing and will do it safely.
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Particularly if your workplace is a beautiful older building, don’t let an electrical issue pose a threat to it and don’t take the chance of losing valuable electronic data and having your sensitive electronics destroyed if there were a power surge and they were unprotected. Get your electric problems fixed and the upgrades you needs so that your business does not face these crippling problems that are sure to affect your bottom line. Misso Electric knows exactly how to fix these problems in your commercial premises. Call us for a consultation and inspection today!