What exactly is Electrical Maintenance? Electrical Maintenance is the maintenance and upkeep of electrical equipment and systems, which provide electricity to a commercial, residential or even industrial building. Preventive maintenance usually accompanies an annual building’s regular maintenance. This article will outline what is involved in Electrical Maintenance.
The first step in Electrical Maintenance is the inspection and cleaning of all electrical equipment. This includes wiring, switches, relays, fuses, transformers, fuse holders, fuses, sockets, connectors, lights, circuit breakers, lights and outlets. If a circuit breaker goes bad or there is any other type of damage to a circuit breaker then this should be inspected as well.
After cleaning the equipment it is time to inspect the electrical system. If there is any indication of a possible short circuit or if a fuse has blown, you should shut off the power to the area immediately. Once you have found the problem and stopped the power, take the appropriate action. Shut off the power to the area and the circuit breaker. This will prevent any further damage to the circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker is damaged, it will need to be replaced.
If you are unable to locate the problem in the electrical system, the circuit breaker will have to be repaired. It can be fixed but will often have to be re-wired. This is often done during a building’s annual maintenance and can be very costly. You can avoid this by installing an automatic circuit breaker which will automatically shut off the circuit breaker on when it senses a short in the wiring. This is a much better option for many people.
After the Electrical Maintenance is completed the building will need a check-up. The checks will include the heating system and insulation of the building to make sure that there are no leaks in the ducts. Make sure to inspect the electrical components of any ceiling fans as well as any other ceiling fixtures. In some cases there may be a repair needed. If there is a problem with a wall panel then you will want to remove it and replace it before starting the repairs. if any is not required then you can remove the panel and run a flashlight underneath it to determine the source of the problem. If any is required, you should repair or replace the panel before starting the electrical work.
Finally you will want to make sure to do some routine maintenance to keep your building in good working order. Most common things that are done every year are replacing bulbs and switch plates, testing for insulation and checking for leaks, dust removal, washing off wires and replacing fuse holders. You should also check to make sure your wiring is clean at all times and check the wiring connections to make sure they are clean and dry. Be sure to check your circuit breaker at least once per year for any signs of trouble such as shorts and blown fuses. These things can be easily overlooked and can result in a lot of unnecessary work and a potentially expensive electrical problem.