Getting Your Facility’s Electrical System Ready for Winter

Sep 21, 2021 | Building Maintenance

Why Pre-Winter Commercial Electrical Maintenance is Important

Fall officially begins on September 22nd, and before we know it, winter will be here. 
For commercial building owners or managers, there are several essential things that must be done to get a facility ready to withstand temperature drops and wintry conditions. 

One of these matters includes commercial electrical maintenance, which encompasses the testing, monitoring, repair, and replacement of elements throughout the system. Like all equipment within a commercial facility, electrical components unfortunately degrade due to time, wear and tear from its occupants, and Mother Nature’s elements.

According to the Department of Energy, proactively planning maintenance services reduces costs by 25-30 percent, eliminates the potential of breakdowns by 70 percent, and decreases facility downtime by 35 percent on average. 

While you can’t guarantee an electrical system breakdown won’t occur, the chances of an electric malfunction dramatically drop with routine maintenance. 

And now is the time!

Reasons Commercial Electrical Maintenance Needs Your Attention

By working with professional electrical experts, pre-winter maintenance can help with the following:

Identify Necessary Repairs

With components such as digital communication, machinery, generators, lighting, and more, your electrical system is the heartbeat of the facility, responsible for important commercial building operations.

If a breakdown occurs, all electricity-dependent equipment is affected, compromising even the most basic day-to-day operations. 

Scheduling a comprehensive maintenance check before the start of winter will ensure that the switchboard and switchgears in particular are functioning properly. Otherwise known as the mothership of your facility’s electrical system, they are made up of various circuit breakers and electrical relays, which are responsible for the flow of electricity throughout the space. Both are essential to commercial facility operations, and require annual checkups to ensure that a breakdown is not imminent.

Ensure Building Safety

The well-being of your employees and guests is paramount, so scheduling a pre-winter maintenance check on your electrical systems can avoid liabilities from exposure, explosions, fires, or other hazardous conditions.

Electrical hazards could result in death or severe injury, so should be taken very seriously. Potential risks could include live wires and metal surfaces in contact with electrical equipment, excess moisture leading to damage, and overheated breakers, etc. Additionally, lighting damage within a commercial space could pose security or injury risks, and should be avoided at all costs. 

Professional maintenance companies can identify and immediately fix potential problematic situations with your electrical system.

Save Money

A pre-winter maintenance check of your commercial facility’s electrical system will ensure that it is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Emergency maintenance is much more costly in terms of actual repairs and the time lost if operations are completely halted once repairs are completed.

Additionally, by replacing or retrofitting old lighting with increasingly more effective LED lighting, your facility can save an incredible amount of money in the long run if energy efficiency is made a priority. 

Work With the Best to Oversee Your Commercial Electrical Maintenance 

With all this in mind, now is the time to work with professional electrical experts to schedule pre-winter maintenance for your commercial facility.

Your electrical system is too important to your business, and cannot be addressed solely in instances of emergency. Having an inspection now means that small issues can be found so that larger issues can be avoided.

Save yourself time, money, and aggravation by calling in the experts to handle your winter maintenance.

Here at Corporate Building Services (CBS), we provide exceptional service so that your electrical systems are functioning properly. As a maintenance company based in Brewster, NY, we service buildings throughout the Northeast.

Our mission is simple: “To ensure that your business shines from the inside out, and that your space is something you can be proud of.”

For nearly 50 years, we have worked with facilities of all sizes to create proactive maintenance solutions to avoid future mishaps. Your commercial building is our priority, and we have the expertise and experience to ensure that yours will run smoothly this winter. 

Contact us today so that we can ensure your building’s electrical system is ready for the winter!