Owning or leasing a large building for your business means handling all the little things that come with building maintenance, such as electrical work. If you also own a home, then you may be familiar with one or more residential electricians, but can they handle an office location? What you really need is an experienced and licensed commercial electrician and here are three reasons why.
The size of an office building means more electrical outlets, lights and wires than a typical residential building. However, it is not just size that makes a commercial electrical job challenging, many office buildings also run higher voltage power through their walls meaning more knowledge of powerful systems is necessary. Most residential electricians don’t have the bandwidth to handle projects of this scale.
A commercial building uses a uniform look to present a consistent face to customers. Hiring commercial electrical technicians ensures uniformity due to their access to bulk items that fit with your existing office fixtures. Uniformity also applies to the work behind your fixtures, such as the wiring and voltage used. Keeping these uniform means if you ever need to change electricians, your new contractor has a good idea what to expect after looking at one installation.
Laws and Regulations
Licensing for certain trades protects the people who live or work in a building. Some residential electricians are only licensed for homes, meaning you need a commercial electrician for your office building. If an accident happens and is linked to your electrical system, the fact that you hired a licensed commercial worker can save you money on repairs.
A residential electrician is best for residential work, so if you need someone to install or repair electrical components in a commercial space, hire a commercial electrician. With commercial licensing an electrician can offer large-scale work, uniformity and present documentation that covers your building legally. There is no reason not to hire the right electrician for the job.