The commercial electricians at Briggs want to make sure that you know the difference between a domestic electrician and a commercial electrician.
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that all electricians are the same, but the truth is, they differ based on the complexity and nature of electrical jobs required for the home, and in a commercial building.
The complexity of a commercial building’s electrical system
The electrical layout of a domestic building is a lot different than the layout of a commercial building.
Commercial buildings often require circuits and transformers that can handle a higher level of electricity, and larger and more complicated electrical systems.
Wondering whether to call a commercial or domestic electrician? The answer is simple: if an electrical emergency has occurred in a commercial building, a business, warehouse, office, or factory, then you need a commercial electrician.
Of course, if it is an emergency, then you also need to ensure your chosen Melbourne electrician offers a rapid-response service, so that they can get on site as soon as possible to investigate and solve your problem.
However, when you make the call to the emergency electrician you need to make sure they are capable of dealing with the often heavy-duty electrical systems of a commercial property.
We don’t want you to think that residential electricians are less capable electricians. They are just as good at their job as a commercial electrician.
It’s just that a residential electrician is trained to look for different issues and overcome different power needs than a commercial electrician.
Which ultimately means an electrician who solely works on domestic properties may be out of their field of expertise when they are called to a commercial property.
1. Power outage at work – get in contact with a commercial electrician
We often hear our customers asking why they can’t just call a domestic electrician for a power outage.
We hear the same question over and over. “It’s all the same isn’t it – it’s just a power outage.”
Commercial buildings require a completely different electrical setup because they need to carry a bigger energy load.
This means that when a residential electrician looks at a commercial properties electrical lay out they aren’t equipped with the right knowledge to find the source of the problem and fix it.
In fact, in some cases employing a domestic electrician to deal with a commercial power outage can end up doing more harm than good.
In this sense, it will end up costing you a lot more money in the long run because you may need to get a commercial electrician out to fix the damage done by the residential electrician.
2. Electrical fire hazards – make sure your emergency electrician is also an experienced commercial electrician
When an electrical fire occurs in the home it is usually caused by faulting wiring, extension cords or even using the wrong light bulbs.
However, in the workplace an electrical fire could be caused by a number of different other issues.
A commercial electrician is trained to identify a greater range of potential cause for an electrical fire.
For example, the equipment itself could be faulty and causing the electrical fires to occur.
If the problem lies in the wiring of the building itself, you do not want a residential electrician trying to fix it.
As we’ve already said, commercial buildings and domestic buildings are wired completely differently and for separate purposes.
A commercial electrician understands how commercial buildings are wired and will know what to look for to fix the problem, and safeguard it from happening again in the future.
3. Safety switch tripping – call a commercial electrician as soon as possible
There are three main reasons that a safety switch will trip:
- Damaged wiring
- Faulty appliances or machines
- Broken safety switches
Now, we know what you’re thinking – all of those issues could affect a residential property.
So, doesn’t it stand to reason that a residential electrician could fix this problem in a commercial building?
To touch on a theme you might have picked up on in this blog – residential and commercial electrical systems – and the needs they fulfill – are completely different.
Wiring a commercial building requires a different skill set than wiring a residential building. That means that fixing a problem in the wiring of a residential building may require a different skill set than a commercial building.
It’s important to make sure you have the number of an emergency commercial Melbourne electrician on hand so that you are always be prepared in the event of an electrical emergency.
Need an emergency electrician who is also an experienced commercial electrician?
Call Briggs Electrical today!
Our team at Briggs offer both commercial and emergency electrician services to the people of Melbourne.
We pride ourselves on offering a quality service to all of our customers by being:
- On time
We have more than 10 years’ experience offering a range of electrical services to our customers and like you, our community is important to us.
That’s why we run an eco-friendly service and support charities whenever possible.
If you’re in need of a rapid-response commercial electrician you can count on in an emergency, get in touch with us today.