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What Is a Commercial Electrician?

A commercial electrician concentrates on electrical work for businesses. This is not to say that forms of work are never performed by the same professional. However, their focus will be in the commercial sector.

Functions of a Commercial Electrician 

Commercial electricians resolve existing electrical issues. In addition, they install new electrical equipment such as lights. In new structures, they may install a fuse box or electrical panel.

A commercial electrician can repair problems with your heater and air conditioner and are educated to handle high-voltage equipment. They are responsible for installing numerous types of equipment including lights, switches and automatic alarms.

Tips for Hiring a Commercial Electrician 

Hiring a commercial electrician can be complicated, particularly if you’ve never done it before. You should ensure that you commit your electrical tasks to a skilled and trained specialist. We can assist you in determining what you need to know before selecting a commercial electrician. 

Consider the following factors when selecting a commercial electrician: 

  • Experience. How many years of professional experience does the commercial electrician have? The more years of experience an electrician has, the more certain you can be that they will accomplish a project correctly and effectively.
  • Work Ethic. Consider the electrician’s work ethic; a skilled electrician will not take shortcuts. 
  • Performs Under Pressure. You might ask a potential commercial electrician about their prior job experience and how they handled difficult circumstances. Any competent electrician is aware they may be required to think on their feet; thus, they must perform effectively under pressure.

Scope of Projects

As with other businesses, commercial projects differ greatly from one to the next. However, the following are the primary areas of commercial electrical installations:

  • Offices
  • Data Centres
  • Hotels and Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Museums
  • Education and Schools
  • Gyms
  • Warehouses

Range of Expertise

There are some important areas of skill and experience in the business sector. Typically, these are predicated on the ability to assist your business in creating and deploying solutions for its present and future needs. You may be relocating to a new, vacant office. In contrast, you may be relocated to an existing office where people must continue to work. 

As expert commercial electrical installers, we prefer to address the following:
 

1. What are your existing needs, and what will we initially support? 

2. What future goals does your business have, and what can we accommodate? 

3. What are the deadlines involved? 

4. Which staff need to stay engaged throughout construction? 

5. What are the noise limitations, and how can we remain under them? 

6. How can we arrange the work to prevent any company downtime? 

These questions above are encountered only in commercial electrical installations. In residential construction, the house is often vacant (or there is just one family to consider). With industrial projects, the structures worked on are often part of a larger structure and are unoccupied. Therefore, commercial initiatives are mostly planning and customer-facing processes and you should engage an electrical firm with a focus on commercial work.

In Langley, your best choice for commercial electrical work is Gregg Electric. Visit us online or call us at (604) 557-4734 today.

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