3 Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Commercial Wiring

Our team here at Lake Electric Co. Inc. understands that you care about your business, and we want to help you do what’s best for it. One key part of running any business is keeping your facility in good condition, and that includes tending to the electrical wiring. While wiring is designed to last a long time, it does not last forever, and there will come a time when you need to replace or upgrade it. In this article, we’ll go over three signs that it’s time to upgrade your commercial wiring.

  1. Discoloration or Scorch Marks- One sign that your commercial wiring is on its last legs is the presence of scorch marks or discolored spots around your outlets or switch plates. These marks are caused by electricity arcing out of the wires and hitting the plastic, creating that burn. Even if your outlets look fine, you should also check to see if they are cool to the touch–if they’re warm, then you most likely have a wiring problem.
  2. Dimming Lights- Another sign that your commercial wiring may need an upgrade is dimming lights. If the lights around your facility get dimmer as you run other appliances or systems, then your wiring likely can’t support the necessary voltage to run everything at once. Our team can replace these outdated wires with new ones that can deliver the power supply your business needs.
  3. Frayed Wires- Another unmistakable sign that your commercial wiring needs an upgrade is damaged or fraying wires. If you see any wires around your facility that are nicked, pinched, or otherwise damaged, you should give us a call.