Moving your business to a new location is a big expense, a lot of work, and no small amount of stress. You’ll want your new location to be functional and welcoming from the moment you re-open your doors, and you can guarantee everything from updated lighting to a worry-free WiFi connection with the services of a quality commercial electrician.
Here, we take a look at why you should talk to a commercial electrician about your big move and how it will benefit your business.
How a commercial electrician can help your new office
Licensed commercial electricians can evaluate your business’ electricity usage and assess the capabilities of your new premises, and recommend repairs for any of the electrical systems that could be needed.
What a commercial electrician will do
Hiring a licensed electrician is a way to protect the investment into your new office location. When you take the extra step to ensure you’re hiring an experienced, professional electrician, you’re saving yourself time in the present to focus on your move, and saving yourself worry in the future knowing you got your new location off to the best possible start.
When you purchase a new or existing property, you are legally obligated to perform due diligence, meaning you’ll need to do some research on the property to ensure that it’s safe and up to code. A commercial electrician can help make this task easier by reviewing previous electrical tests and inspection logs. They’ll be able to spot any pre-existing issues and offer solutions to repair or replace as needed.
Conduct a safety inspection
When you’re relocating your business, you have enough to worry about without also having to deal with electrical codes or electrical cord trip hazards. A commercial electrician will do a thorough safety inspection of your new office location before you move in to identify and eliminate any safety concerns. They’ll look at the overall system, like ensuring your electrical wiring is up to code, as well as more visible, physical workplace safety hazards like damaged sockets or the aforementioned trip hazards.
This is where it’s especially important to have a commercial electrician, as opposed to a residential electrician. A licensed commercial electrician will be familiar with the codes and regulations for businesses, so you can be confident that your business is adhering to legal standards as well as protecting employee and visitor safety.
Hiring a professional electrician to perform a safety inspection before you move will give you (and your OHS officer) peace of mind knowing your employees and guests are safe from any preventable accidents.
Assess & improve electricity usage with an energy efficiency assessment
Your professional electrician will perform an energy efficiency assessment to evaluate your electricity usage and offer suggestions for installing more efficient appliances and lighting. This information can help you run your electronics at their most efficient, improving their performance and lowering your electricity bills. Having a licensed electrician perform this assessment when you move your business will help you get started in your new location quickly and with better efficiency for both personnel and equipment. Your commercial electrician can even install newer, more energy-efficient models of your current equipment and appliances.
Exit and emergency light inspection and maintenance
Your business should have exit and emergency lights to help illuminate the path to safety in the event of a blackout or power failure. When you move into your new office location, your electrician should perform an emergency light inspection to prevent any potential issues. They should also schedule regular maintenance in accordance with laws surrounding emergency lighting systems.
Preparing for your commercial electrician
You can help your commercial electrician give you the best possible service by making sure you have certain information available on the worksite. This includes:
- the number, type, and voltage of appliances or equipment being moved
- the number of appliances, machinery, or equipment being installed new
- number and locations of phone lines, cash registers, computers, network equipment, etc.
- the type of lighting already installed and/or what type of lighting you’d like to have
Of course, if you don’t know the answer to some of these questions, we’re happy to come out to your location and evaluate your workspace to help you make the best possible decision for your business.
If you’re preparing to move your business, let Faraday Group take some of the stress out of the process. Our commercial electricians have served the Sydney area for 60 years, offering five-star quality for all your business’ electrical needs. Contact us today and enjoy a smooth transition into your new office location with commercial electrical services provided by Faraday Group.