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Electrical Gremlins And Old Homes


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Electrical Gremlins And Old Homes

When I bought an old house because I fell in love with the charm, I was completely unprepared for some of the issues that come along with homes of that age. One of the biggest surprises to me was the electrical issues I experienced. Everything from having to unplug everything in the kitchen to use a compressor in the garage to tripped breakers from a single air conditioner left me frustrated and confused. I called an electrician and learned a lot during his inspection. If you are thinking about buying an old house, this blog is for you. I hope that my knowledge and first-hand experience can help you avoid some of the disasters that I faced.

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When Your Laundromat Won't Launder (And One Other Precarious Commercial Predicament Resolved)

When the very foundation of your commercial business location rests on electricity, you cannot have that one thing go utterly wrong. In fact, there are some businesses that should never be without electricity because otherwise, they are out of business until a commercial electrical repair service can fix the problem. Here is how some of the following businesses and their electrical problems are resolved by the pros.

The Laundromat That Does Not Launder

Think about it; it is not just the lighting in these places growing dim that becomes a problem. It is the dozens of washers and dryers with clothing spinning inside them that is in jeopardy. If the power goes out in your laundromat, customers end up with sopping, dripping wet clothes half-washed in the washers and partially dry laundry in the dryers. That is a lot of money to refund unless you can get a commercial electrician to come out right away and fix the problem.

Usually, the issue is just an overdrawn electrical box that needs a little updating to stop short-circuiting every time your laundromat is working at or near max capacity. The electrician can upgrade the box within an hour so that all the machines can be turned back on and run their full courses. Offer your customers present a single load washed or dried for free for the inconvenience, and they are likely to be fine with the situation. 

Telephone Customer Service Associates That Cannot Take Calls or Access Customer Accounts

A lot of businesses now outsource their telephone customer service lines to companies that do only customer service by phones. Everyone that calls into a call center is picked up by a phone rep and has their questions, complaints, and problems answered by these phone reps. If this is the type of company you have, it becomes immediately evident how badly you require a constant flow of electricity when the electricity is out. No phones work, no computers work, no lighting to see by works, and certainly, nothing else in the building works.

Calling the commercial electrician will at least help you narrow down what caused the problem. Sometimes it is as simple as a squirrel jumping between two power lines and not letting go of the previous line before touching the next line. The current jumps through the squirrel, sending a powerful surge that knocks out all of the power in your building. If it is something this simple, then removing the problem and making sure the power is reset for the building will get everything up and running again. 

For more information on commercial electrical repair, consult a resource in your area.