High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Does Lighting In Your Old Commercial Space Hum And Flicker? What To Know

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If the lighting in your old commercial property is always flickering and humming, it's time to get it inspected to make sure there aren't any problems. Electrical fires are in the top five causes of commercial property fires, and you don't want this to be your building.

A commercial electrician is the professional you need to examine your property, and to do any changes needed. Here are a few things you'll want to talk with the contractor about.

Replace the Breaker

If the space was constructed around the middle of the 20th century and it has a Federal Pacific breaker box to control the electricity throughout the building, it has to be replaced. These units are a fire hazard and put your building and everyone else at risk. You'll want to have the box replaced and updated to avoid potential risks and dangers. You may need a larger breaker box if you want to add outdoor lighting or other electrical features throughout the building.

Update Outlets and Wiring

Changing out the old wiring and outlets for coated copper wiring and modern features is the best way to make the entire building safe. This will prevent humming and blinking from bad connections, and it's going to improve the property value at the same time. Investing in updating all the electrical components is going to stop old wiring annoyances and help if you resell the building in the future.

Improve Efficiency  

Are your electrical bills high and you think it's because of the bulbs and light fixtures or old appliances you use in the space? The commercial electrician can do an audit to see where you are consuming the most energy, what can be updated so the space is more efficient, and where you are wasting electricity. Updating appliances and replacing light bulbs are just a few of the ways that you can improve the efficiently throughout the space.  

If you are considering adding any electrical features to the building, like a surround sound speaker system or smart boards, have the commercial electrician do the work for you. After you have had the electrician change all these things throughout the space, you'll want to contact your insurance company to notify that you have updated all the electrical aspects of the building. This should earn you a discount on your commercial property insurance, since you've reduced the risk of the building catching fire or having other electrical damages.  

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16 March 2016