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National Electrical Services

In our Electrical Education center, we have compiled a go-to-guide for everything you need to know about hiring an electrical service provider for your business.

In a continually evolving field of technology and advancements, hiring a national electrical service provider seems to be on everyone’s to-do list. There is no room for error or added costs if a business wants to become and remain successful.

If you are a restaurant and your power is cut to your stoves. There will be significant downtime and loss of revenue.

Similarly, if you are a retail store and the power to your lighting controls goes out. Your customers will more than likely find another retailer.

With over 20+ years as a national electrical service provider, we have seen our fair share of problems. As an example, here are a few common on-demand issues that we tackle for our customers daily.

On-Demand Emergency Electrical Services

Cash Register Down

In a retail setting, your cash registers are one of the most critical electrical services needing to be maintained. In particular, without the ability to receive payments, your business grinds to a halt. Subsequently, having a reliable electrical Maintenance provider on-call and able to offer emergency services. Can mean the difference between closing and keeping your doors open to the public.

Refrigeration or Freezer Malfunction

Firstly, in a restaurant or retail setting, having your refrigeration or freezers malfunctioning can cost an organization. Secondly, this could turn into a dangerous medical situation when spoilage is concerned. Action Services Group has an extensive database of certified electricians available same-day, for all of your emergency electrical needs.

Emergency Power

As a rule, emergencies happen. When they do, you need a reliable power source to keep your business running. You shouldn’t have to worry about finding an Electrical Service Provider to guaranty a safe and reliable power source. Action Services Group is here to help so you can focus on keeping your business up and running.

On-Demand Non-Emergency Electrical Services

Fire Marshal Violations

Firstly, one of the most common electrical issues facing the commercial sector is fire marshal violations. Secondly, while not life-threatening, these violations must be corrected within a certain time frame by a licensed electrician.

Exit Sign Violations

For the safety of employee’s and customers, all exit signs have to be adequately illuminated by a reliable light source. Hence, the requirements for the illumination of exit signs. These requirements are set out by the NFPA in their life safety code, or NFPA 101. Consequently, there must be at least 1.5 hours of emergency light if the building’s lights fail. The sign must also maintain a minimum of 5 foot-candles on the illuminated surface.

Emergency Lighting Violations

Your emergency lighting and exit lighting tend to fall into the same category. In short, all emergency lighting needs to be maintained. With no decorations, furnishings, equipment, or signage blocking or impairing the visibility of the sign. To summarize, there must be at least 1.5 hours of emergency light if the building’s lights fail. In addition, the sign must maintain a minimum of 5 foot-candles on the illuminated surface.

Burnt Out Lamps

All commercial buildings need a good supply of light, whether it be for employees or customers. On occasion, a burnt our lamp is not just a light needing replacement but has an underlying electrical issue. Having a Nation Electrical Maintenance Provider that has certified electricians has major benefits. It allows you to check for faulty, or loose circuits, and sockets that could be affecting your lighting.

Flickering or Dimming Lights

Flickering or dimming lights are not a good look for any business. Unfortunately, sometimes changing out the lamps does not fix the issue. Consequently, when a lamp replacement does not fix the issue, you could be looking at a more severe problem. Furthermore, this issue needs to be addressed immediately by your electrical service company. If unresolved, it could lead to a dangerous fire hazard or electrical situation.

Tripping Breakers

When your building is using too much energy, it could be overloading your circuits. Ignoring this type of issue could lead to a fire hazard. Especially if your building is continuously using electrical devices. The best solution, in this case, is to contact your electrical maintenance service provider. Have them determine if they need to add a circuit or upgrade your electrical services.

Dead Outlets

This could be a sign of a poor circuit connection, or your circuit breaker has tripped due to excess heat buildup. Firstly, contact your electrical maintenance service provider to have the outlet inspected. Secondly, don’t put it off you could be facing melting wires or a fire hazard.

Electrical or Grounding System Issues

Often caused by improper or unbalanced branch circuits or wired feeders, this can quickly escalate into a hazardous situation. Unfortunately, this often-overlooked issue does not generally show any functional signs. Hiring an electrical maintenance service provider to inspect your buildings electrical work is a preemptive solution to this problem.

Unprotected Wires

Building regulations state where and how the wiring should be placed. This is mainly to protect them for the elements and prevent human tampering. In this case, a certified electrician can secure and protect your wiring to avoid these types of issues.

Wrong Wire Length

While this is not a visual issue, you might notice. The wrong wiring length can cause problems that could disrupt your power connection and create a short. A skilled electrician will know the appropriate wire lengths upon install. Therefore, you will not have to face this problem from the start.

Loose Connections

A loose connection can sometimes happen after a renovation or repair. This can lead to overheating and arcing, which can cause serious injuries and start a fire. A certified electrician should always be included in any renovation projects or repairs.

Faulty Installation

The improper installation of the following equipment into commercial buildings can lead to fire hazards and bodily injury.

  • fridges
  • ovens
  • telephones
  • air-conditioning
  • water heaters
  • other-equipment

Contact a national electrical services provider, to ensure your installations are up-to-code and installed correctly.

Additional Outlets

As organizations grow, they often overlook the need for additional outlets relying on power strips and extension cords. This can lead to a serious fire hazard. As a rule, contact your electrical service provider who can inspect, troubleshoot, and upgrade your buildings electrical work.

Electrical Fires

Misuse, overuse, or improper installation of electrical devices can lead to electrical fires. Having a national electrical service provider to properly maintain, repair, or replace your electrical is the first step to making sure your facility is protected.

Electrical Installations and Projects

Electrical Upgrades

Business owners rely on electricity to run their business. An unexpected electrical upgrade can affect your efficiency and bottom line. The key is to partner with an electrical services provider. Make sure they have project management skills and national personnel to keep your project on track.

Equipment Upgrades

As technology changes and businesses grow, equipment upgrades become more common. Often, new equipment comes with different electrical needs. As a national electrical service provider, Action Services Group is here to make sure your new equipment is up and running when you need it.

Turn-Key LED Retrofit

An LED retrofit can be a daunting task but comes with significant energy and maintenance savings. Firstly, when implementing a Turn-Key LED Retrofit, partnering with a Lighting and Electrical specialist can save you time and money. Secondly, Action Services Group has over 20+ years of lighting, signage, and electrical experience. We can turn an often stressful and intimidating process into an exciting learning experience with high financial savings.

Lighting Controls

In addition to innovations in LED technology, the use of “Lighting Controls” in commercial buildings has emerged as a critical element of the overall energy efficiency strategy. In recent years these innovations have enabled a wide range of solutions ranging from;

  • Room-level intelligence of occupancy
  • Daylight sensing
  • Building-wide coordination of a fully networked system

These strategies are beginning to gain broad acceptance by building owners and managers. Subsequently, building codes and regulations are increasingly mandating greater efficiency in buildings. Action Services Group has experience in recommending and installing these kinds of lighting controls. Accordingly, we install the appropriate lighting applications that fit our customer’s requirements.

Transformer

No, we are not talking about the kid’s TV show or the long line of bad Hollywood movies. We are talking about voltage transformers. A voltage transformer is a stationary electromagnetic passive electrical device that converts electrical energy from one value to another. In short, transformers are capable of increasing or decreasing voltage and current levels of their supply, without modifying its frequency.

Energy Management

Firstly, in this day and age, energy management comes with benefits above and beyond just financial savings. Secondly, reducing your organization’s carbon footprint and maintaining an energy-efficient organization has become a goal for businesses. If you want to remain at the forefront of technology, we recommend investing in energy management.

Handyman vs. Licensed Electrician

No matter the scale or scope of your project or service needs, it is essential to understand the difference between a handyman and an electrician. Many handymen can offer services that cover many areas of expertise. Knowing when it is acceptable to save money and hire a handyman could make a big difference.

Licensed Electrician

A licensed electrician is a trained professional who can complete complex and potentially dangerous projects. Ordinarily, hiring an electrician may cost more in the beginning. Later, you will have the peace of mind knowing your building, and electrical codes are up-to-date. Lastly, a licensed electrician is bonded and insured.

Handyman

A handyman can be an affordable solution to labor. For instance, utilize a handyman for minor renovations and repairs that DO NOT include electrical services. Since hiring a handyman is a personal service, they often lack permitting and formal training. This could leave you and your project in a potentially dangerous situation.

Consider a National Electrical Services Company

Moreover, hiring an Electrician is a daunting task. In particular, if you have multiple locations spread across a region or the country. To begin with, do you look for a separate electrician for each site? In contrast, do you look for a National Electrical Management Provider to handle all of your organization’s needs? First, depending upon the number of locations and your requirements, an excellent national management company could be the solution. Second, if moving to a national electrical service provider, consider partnering with a service management provider. Third, they can supply a national lighting and electrical maintenance program.

Above all, review these items when vetting a national LED lighting, electrical and signage service provider.

In conclusion, partnering with Action Services Group should be the first decision you make for your organization’s electrical needs.

Consider Combining Your Services?

Action Services Group is a national maintenance service provider. We specialize in LED lighting, signage, and electrical solutions. As a result, by combining your services to one national provider, you can minimize maintenance calls and maximize savings. Therefore, you can rest assured of a productive service experience. Hence, with Action Services Group, you are guaranteed controlled maintenance costs, no project delays, and your product selection will fit your organization’s needs.

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As an example, the first step in any electrical project installation should be to contact an electrical solutions provider. Secondly, make sure that they tailor their electrical services to fit your organization.

Thirdly, an electrical service provider should ask you about your electrical needs.

  • Are you looking for a Project or On-Demand Service?
  • What are your desired results?
  • Are you looking at budget or project completion constraints?
  • Do you have an energy reduction target?
  • Are there performance specifics needed to be taken into consideration?

Finally, at Action Services Group, our business model is designed to offer you the maximum ROI. Together with, taking your maintenance costs and energy efficiency into consideration. Next, no solution or product is ever a one size fits all. In brief, we understand the need to customize solutions to meet the organization.

How to Choose the Best Electrical Service Provider

An Electrical Service Provider is a firm that performs specialized work including installation, and maintenance of electrical systems. Moreover, an electrical service provider is different from an electrician? For instance, an electrician is an individual tradesman. However, an electrical service provider is a company that employs or manages electricians. This eBook will assist you in knowing how to choose the best electrical service provider. As an example, electricians are licensed…

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