Common Causes of Commercial Electrical Outages

Modified on Wed, 17 May 2023 at 08:47 AM

Common Causes of Commercial Electrical Outages: 

This article outlines the most common causes of electrical outages in commercial buildings, including power surges, circuit overloads, and equipment failures. It also explains how All Tapz Electric's 24-hour emergency services can help clients quickly diagnose and repair these issues to minimize downtime and prevent damage to equipment.

Common Causes of Commercial Electrical Outages

Commercial electrical outages can be a major inconvenience and can even lead to lost productivity and revenue. There are a number of factors that can cause commercial electrical outages, including:

  • Power outages: Power outages are the most common cause of commercial electrical outages. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including severe weather, natural disasters, and equipment failures.
  • Overloading: Overloading occurs when too much current is drawn through an electrical circuit. This can cause the circuit breaker to trip, which will result in an outage. Overloading can be caused by a number of factors, including plugging in too many appliances into a single outlet, using power strips or extension cords, and using appliances that are not designed for the voltage of the electrical system.
  • Short circuits: A short circuit occurs when the hot and neutral wires come into contact with each other. This can cause a large amount of current to flow through the circuit, which can damage the wiring and equipment and result in an outage. Short circuits can be caused by a number of factors, including loose connections, damaged insulation, and faulty appliances.
  • Ground faults: A ground fault occurs when the hot wire comes into contact with a grounded object. This can cause a large amount of current to flow through the circuit, which can damage the wiring and equipment and result in an outage. Ground faults can be caused by a number of factors, including loose connections, damaged insulation, and faulty appliances.
  • Defective wiring: Defective wiring can cause a number of problems, including electrical fires, electrical shocks, and electrical outages. Defective wiring can be caused by a number of factors, including wear and tear, damage from pests or rodents, and improper installation.
  • Old electrical systems: Older electrical systems are more likely to experience problems than newer systems. This is because older systems are not as well-protected against the factors that can cause electrical outages, such as overloading, short circuits, and ground faults.

How All TAPZ Electric Can Help

All TAPZ Electric is a commercial electrical contractor that can help you prevent and repair electrical outages. We offer a variety of services, including:

  • Electrical inspections: We can inspect your electrical system to identify any potential problems.
  • Electrical repairs: We can repair any problems that are found during an inspection.
  • Electrical upgrades: We can upgrade your electrical system to make it more reliable and efficient.

We are committed to providing our customers with quality electrical services. We are licensed and insured, and we have a team of experienced and qualified electricians. We are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies.

If you are experiencing a commercial electrical outage, or if you are concerned about the reliability of your electrical system, please contact All TAPZ Electric today. We will be happy to help you get your electrical system back up and running as quickly as possible.

Here are some additional tips for preventing commercial electrical outages:

  • Have your electrical system inspected regularly by a qualified electrician.
  • Do not overload electrical circuits.
  • Use surge protectors on sensitive electronics.
  • Keep electrical cords and cables away from water and other hazards.
  • Has any damaged electrical wiring been repaired immediately?
  • Install arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) in your electrical system.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent commercial electrical outages and keep your business safe and operational.

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