What Happens If Commercial Electrical Isn’t Done By Professionals?

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Do you know if your commercial electrical system was installed and maintained by a professional? If you aren’t sure, it may be beneficial to have an inspection done by one to be sure your system is in good shape. Here are the costs of choosing to work with untrained or uncertified electricians.

You could spend more money

If your electrical work is not done by a professional, you will likely end up spending more money over time. This is especially true if you just choose the cheapest commercial electric company without making sure they are licensed. Future repairs and replacement can have you spending way more in the long run than if you had chosen a higher-quality electrician initially.

You will spend more time with faulty electricity

Time is money for your business. The longer you spend with a broken electrical system, the less money you can make. If you try to do electrical work yourself or hire someone who is not a professional, it could make the problem worse.

Your electrical system will show one or more issues

Commercial properties require more complex electrical than most homes. If your system was not installed by professionals, or you have not hired them in the past, it could result in some common issues. These include flickering lights, dimming lights, tripping breakers, dead outlets, loose connections, faulty wiring, and more.

Bad wiring is known to be the culprit behind some of these issues and it can cost you more than just convenience. It is not safe to have faulty electrical wiring in your business. It puts your employees, customers, and property at risk. You may also pay higher bills and deal with power surges.

Mistakes you can make when your electrical system is faulty

There are some mistakes you should avoid when dealing with bad commercial electrical. Never try to do electrical work yourself (unless you are a trained and licensed electrician). Also, you should never hire someone like a friend or neighbor who says they can do the work but are not trained professionals or the first electrician you see.

Doing electrical work yourself

These days, online platforms like YouTube make complicated trade work look easy. Even if you have done some simple electrical work on your home, it isn’t the same as working on commercial electrical systems. By trying to fix the system on your own, you risk breaking even more components. This will end up costing you more in the long run. Remember, all electrical work should be done by a trained, certified professional.

Having someone you know do the work

If your friend, family member, or neighbor says they can work on your commercial electrical system, just thank them and call a professional instead. Even though you trust these people, there are safety concerns that should always be at the top of your mind. For example, if they get hurt or your employees get hurt, you will likely be held responsible.

Hiring the first electrician you find without doing research

If your electrical issues are affecting your business now, you may be tempted to hire the first electrician you find. After all, the longer your power isn’t working, the less time you are open for business. It is a mistake to choose the first electrician you find without doing some research though. They could actually be your best choice. But, the best option could be found lower in search results or may not have social media. Look for the following traits online and offline to start your research.

  1. Read reviews and ratings from multiple companies.
  2. Ask people you trust about their recommendations.
  3. Make sure the company you choose can work on commercial electrical systems.
  4. Call the electricians to make sure they are licensed and well-trained.
  5. Ask for references while you are speaking with them.

Do you need commercial electrical services?

If you own or run a business in Amarillo, the Texas Panhandle, or the Tri-State area and need Commercial Electrical services, Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical can help. Bolton Electric, a division of Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical, has been serving business owners and homeowners since 1982. You can reach us at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us by Email to learn more about our services.