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The Importance of Electrical Maintenance

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The Importance of Electrical Maintenance

Electrical systems are an essential part of our daily lives, powering everything from our homes to our workplaces. However, like any other system, they require regular maintenance to ensure they are functioning safely and efficiently. How do you know what electrical maintenance needs to be done?

Rogers Electric is a nationally known leader in commercial electrical work. We are here to make sure your business operates without you ever having to worry about electrical issues. With our expertise, we offer solutions to safeguard your business’s electrical infrastructure. 

What Are the Types of Electrical Maintenance?

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance refers to a strategy of regular inspection, regardless if the equipment needs it or not. This helps make sure that everything is functioning normally and detect problems before they happen. The number one goal is to fix anything before they break.  

Predictive Maintenance
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Predictive maintenance is a process designed to lower maintenance costs by monitoring machine defects.
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Predictive Maintenance (PdM) is a strategy designed to predict any failures before they even happen. This is also known as condition-based maintenance because it involves monitoring machines to ensure their optimal use. This process includes data analysis and machine learning to prevent any machine defects. 

The number one goal with predictive maintenance is to minimize the frequency of performing maintenance, prevent unnecessary costs, and avoid any unplanned outages. By using proper predictive maintenance, your business could potentially reduce overall maintenance costs by up to 5-10%

Corrective Maintenance 

Corrective Maintenance is the process when responding to a failure that has already occurred. It is also known as reactive maintenance, which includes any disaster recovery plan as well. This is where a maintenance team comes into play to respond to any electrical break and repair calls that may occur for a number of different reasons. 

Why Is Regular Electrical Maintenance Important?

Safety First

The most important reason for regular electrical maintenance is safety. Electrical systems can be dangerous if not properly maintained. This can lead to electrical fires, electrocution, and other hazards.

Electricity travels in closed circuits. Without proper electrical maintenance, the body can become part of this circuit. This results in electric shock, which can cause bruises, fractures, and even death. 

By conducting regular maintenance, potential issues can be identified and addressed before they become a safety hazard. Rogers Electric can help save you from costly repairs and ensure the well-being of your employees and property. 

Avoid Costly Repairs

Regular maintenance can also help you avoid costly repairs in the future. By identifying and fixing small issues early on, you can prevent them from turning into larger, more expensive problems.

For example, a loose wire or faulty connection can cause a short circuit, which can lead to a fire. Rogers Electric can help catch and fix this issue during a routine maintenance check. This can save yourself from the cost of repairing fire damage.

Increase Efficiency
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Maintaining regular electrical maintenance can contribute to overall efficiency of your systems’ performance.
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Electrical systems that are not properly maintained can become less efficient over time. This can result in higher energy bills and wasted energy.

Rogers Electric’s regular maintenance services optimize your systems’ performance, reducing energy waste and consequently lowering utility bills. This efficiency not only benefits your bottom line but also contributes to environmental sustainability.

Prolong the Life of Your Electrical Systems

Just like any other system, regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your electrical systems. By identifying and fixing issues early on, you can prevent them from causing further damage and potentially needing a full replacement.

By identifying and correcting issues early on, Rogers Electric prevents further damage that could require costly replacements. This proactive maintenance strategy ultimately saves you both time and money.

What does Electrical Maintenance Look Like?

Inspection of Electrical Components

During a routine maintenance check, a professional electrician will inspect all the electrical components in your business. This includes outlets, switches, wiring, and appliances. They will check for any signs of wear and tear, loose connections, or other potential issues. Without care, these issues could lead to safety hazards.

Electrical components may include, but are not limited to:

  • Wiring
  • Outlets
  • Switches
  • Systems
  • Appliances

Below is a common electrical safety checklist

  • Circuits
  • Electrical boxes
  • Cables and wires
  • Cable anchors
  • Wire labels
  • Surge protection
Testing of Electrical Systems
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Routine electrical inspections are essential to ensure your electrical systems are not damaged. 
Source: SPYRKA Electric

In addition to inspecting the components, a professional electrician will also test your electrical systems to ensure they are functioning properly. This includes testing the voltage, amperage, and resistance of your electrical systems. They will also check for any power surges or fluctuations that could be damaging to your electrical systems.

Cleaning and Maintenance of Electrical Systems

During a maintenance check, a professional electrician will also clean and maintain your electrical systems. This includes removing any dust or debris that may have accumulated, tightening loose connections, and replacing any worn-out components.

They may also lubricate moving parts and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your electrical systems are functioning at their best.

How Often Should You Conduct Electrical Maintenance?

The frequency of electrical maintenance checks will depend on the age and condition of your electrical systems. However, it is generally recommended to have a professional electrician conduct a maintenance check at least once a year.We can create a custom plan, not a one-size-fits-most approach, specifically targeting your business needs. Whether you are looking for annual proactive maintenance checks or quarterly, we can do it all and match the needs of your budget and facilities.

If you have an older business, or if you notice any issues with your electrical systems, it is best to have them checked more frequently. By partnering with Rogers Electric, you will be set to have electrical maintenance done to your business whenever is most convenient for you.

Rogers Electric’s Electrical Maintenance

At Rogers Electric, we have a maintenance team ready to help you with any issues that may arise. We understand that the unexpected is bound to happen at any point in time. Our on-demand services allow you to reach us 24/7/365 for any maintenance, repair, or electrical need. We specialize in both proactive and reactive maintenance, disaster recovery, and critical power solutions.

At Rogers Electric, we are committed to providing top-quality electrical services to our customers. We ensure that our maintenance services prioritizes safety, cost-effective solutions, efficiency, and life of your electrical systems.Contact us today to schedule your next electrical maintenance check and ensure the safety and efficiency of your business.