What Is Involved in Electrical Maintenance?

Why do we need electrical maintenance?

One of the important things we need in our homes, offices, business premises or any building is electricity. This is because we use electricity to perform most activities in these places and enable us to go about life normally when the sun sets, which is why electrical maintenance is essential.

What is electrical maintenance?

Electrical maintenance is anything that involves testing, monitoring, repairing, or replacing anything that makes up the electrical system. Electrical maintenance can only get done by an experienced and licensed professional.

Remember that dealing with electricity is risky; consider hiring professionals from companies like Jack Jones Electrical when you need anything done. The professionals you hire need to have experience and be well conversant with the National Electric Code and local regulations. Having experience is great because you will get quality electrical maintenance, and there is minimal chance of an accident or mistake happening.

What is involved?

1. Inspections

There are a variety of things involved in electrical maintenance. One of them is the inspection of power outlets, light systems, surge protectors, and generators if you have them in your house or within your property. They have to be inspected to ensure that the structural integrity and internal stability remain intact.

Inspections are part of what is known as failure-finding maintenance. At this point, an electrician will look for anything or any part of the system likely to compromise the whole electrical system. In case of anything fixing is done, it is also at this point where a thorough inspection of the generator is done because a generator is a backup plan that needs to be in good condition and ready in case of anything.

For the lighting systems, an electrician will turn on lights in all rooms to check for any damaged lamps, after which replacements are done. Then, the panel has to be cleaned, and the control contractors have to get checked to ensure there is no unusual sound from the place. Lastly, the lighting panel voltage has to get checked.

2. Replacements

In addition, part of maintenance is replacing anything that is damaged. For example, after inspecting the mentioned electrical items and structures, you may find an electrician replacing the burned fluorescent and incandescent lights.

3. Preventative Maintenance

Part of electrical maintenance is preventative maintenance. Experienced electrical professionals may fix tiny issues in your home or property to ensure that they do not turn into bigger issues in the future and they are avoidable. For example, an electrician may check the switches and circuit breakers to ensure a solid connection and intact wiring.

There is also predictive maintenance that is common in electrical maintenance. When doing predictive maintenance, a professional will check and scrutinize different parts of the electrical system with a keen concern on parts that are bound or known to break down after some time. Some of the tests that an electrician performs include temperature checks and infrared tests.

4. Time-based Maintenance

Lastly, the essential bit is time-based maintenance, where the electrician has to check systems such as the HVAC after a specified period. The filter needs to get replaced at the specified time regardless of its state to avoid any electrical issues. If your electrician forgets, remind them to come over to replace the filter.

Contact us today

Jack Jones Electrical Limited offers exceptional electrical maintenance services for your home or business. From electrical fault finding to maintenance contracts, you can count on us for services of the highest industry standards. We are based in Swadlincote and offer our services to customers in the surrounding areas.

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