The right electrical maintenance company
Finding the right business for any commercial service can often mean a time consuming and difficult process. Finding and choosing the right business for your commercial electrical maintenance project, however, is a lot easier than you might have thought. All you need to know is what to look out for, how to assess potential electrical maintenance contractors and ensure their business has the proven experience, knowledge and skills to maintain your electrical systems competently and to Australian standards.
Understanding electrical maintenance
The world is becoming increasingly digital, which means on a practical level it’s also becoming proportionally reliant on electricity. When a commercial electrical system goes down, this can cause immeasurable damage and loss for a company.
Just about every business in 2021 relies heavily on computers, cloud technology and digital resources for their day to day operations. Even simple system breakdowns, of things like data, communication or security cameras, can cause unnecessary headaches and distract you from focusing on what really matters for your business.
Scheduled electrical maintenance ensures that all of your electrical systems are operating properly. Think of it as a medical check-up for your electrical system. Commercial electrical maintenance can be broken down into three main parts:
This is the obvious one. Whether you use a contractor or have an in-house electrical maintenance team, all systems require regular servicing and checking to make sure everything is running as it should be. Prevention is always a safer and preferred method of coping with electrical issues.
Electrical repairs can often be avoided with thorough, periodic electrical maintenance. However, depending on the electrical item, it can also come down to age and specification of existing infrastructure and components. A suitably experienced and qualified electrical contractor will be able to identify situations where certain items may call for immediate replacement but also respond quickly and appropriately to electrical repairs as they are needed which is sometimes inevitable regardless of how old or new existing systems are.
Installation or Upgrades
In the event that you require additional electrical systems, like energy-efficient lighting, solar or electronic security, a suitably experienced and qualified electrical contractor will be able to explain the benefits to your business and supply and install what you need. Sometimes installation of new systems is required during regular maintenance, while other instances might require new systems as part of an upgrade, in the event of a breakdown, or damage.
The importance of choosing the right company
If something in your electrical system does break or you experience even a temporary outage that could affect your business, you’ll save countless hours of frustration, stress and worry knowing you have a reliable, highly experienced and capable electrical maintenance contractor.
Electrical systems can be tricky things to maintain, repair and troubleshoot so it’s best to minimise all potential risk and spend some time and effort, in the beginning, choosing the right contractor to look after your premises with a scheduled maintenance programme.
Of course, some businesses opt for having an in-house electrical maintenance crew. This might suit your particular business but for most, it’s more cost-effective and operationally efficient to outsource the work to a specialist company. A commercial electrical maintenance contractor with a suitably qualified, trained and experienced team of electricians allows you to get on with your job rest assured that your electrical system is being taken care of.
Choosing the right business for your electrical maintenance needs
So, what do you need to consider when evaluating different electrical maintenance providers? Here are some points to keep in mind –
What’s the specific job you need them for?
Different electrical contractors specialise in different types of industry and maintenance work. If you’re wanting a regular maintenance team at your disposal or if you need a contractor to help renovate a new office and install significant amounts of electrical systems, your choice of contractor should be experienced and qualified for your specific needs . Make sure to check out the exact services, capabilities and qualifications of any business you’re considering. You can find our extensive list of electrical services here.
Are they suitably qualified, licensed and reliable?
A little bit of homework can go a long way when choosing an electrical maintenance company. Check out any customer testimonials and reviews, as well as past projects, to try and gain a sense of the competence and reliability of a particular contractor You simply cannot afford to go with a provider that’s not fully competent and licensed for your work or unreliable when you need them. Ensure you check out the qualifications and experience of their team members, as well as certifications and accreditations.
What are their maintenance fees?
Price is always an important factor when considering a contractor. Make sure to discuss exactly what services are being provided and what their fees are. There are a couple of things to bear in mind though:
- Different projects vary in cost and time required. Remember to be realistic about how much good quality electrical services and maintenance is going to cost.
- Compare prices. You don’t want to pay too much, but at the same time be wary of the quality of service you may receive from extremely low priced services. Remember the old adage…you get what you pay for !
The Resolve Technical Solutions difference
Engaging a commercial electrical maintenance company is more than a business decision, it’s the choice of a potentially long-term relationship.
The team at Resolve Tech have over 32 years of experience providing a diverse range of electrical maintenance and servicing. We are often asked why more and more businesses are choosing to go with Resolve Tech for their electrical maintenance work. We think it boils down to these simple points:
- We offer tailored, cost-effective solutions for each of our customers.
- We have in place Quality Systems that are independently audited.
- We use the latest management software to ensure your planned maintenance is conducted on time and we know exactly what products and systems are onsite.
- All of our electricians are highly experienced, suitably qualified and licensed for the work they do
- We’ve curated a reputation for reliable and high quality commercial electrical maintenance services.
What do we do?
In addition to Electrical Maintenance & servicing, we also offer the following Electrical services;
- Electrical Systems & Construction
- High Voltage Electrical Solutions
- Street Lighting & Signal
- Switchboard & Distribution Design Installations
- ACB & ATS Retrofit Solutions
- Data Cabling and Communication Networks
- Building Automation
- Energy Efficiency and Management Solutions
- Solar and Storage Solutions
- Electrical Maintenance and Service
- Power and Lighting Efficiency Audits
- Security, CCTV and Access Control
- And a whole lot more!
Get in touch today
If you’d like to find out more about the Resolve Tech team, what we do and how we can help you with your commercial electrical maintenance needs just get in touch.
We’re always happy to walk you through everything you need to know whether you want something as simple as a light switch repair or as complex as a new data centre.