Basic Services Offered by a Commercial Electrician

Running a business is no walk in the park, especially for those who own and operate a commercial building. There are several areas where hiring out to a strong contractor is generally the prudent move, and commercial electrical needs are a great example.

At Orange Electric, we’re proud to offer a huge range of commercial electrical services for our clients, from basic electrical repair needs to electrical wiring, brand-new electrical build-outs and much more. What exactly does a commercial electrician do, and what are some of the top practical reasons to ensure you have a strong partnership with a quality commercial electrical company? Here are a few basics to understand.

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Broad Definition

Generally speaking, a commercial electrician is a professional who can cover all your electrical needs on a commercial property. These needs are generally a bit more detailed than residential ones, involving larger buildings and different wiring, safety and related factors. This means that commercial electricians must be especially attentive to their continued training and knowledge of modern electrical developments.

General Lighting Needs

Perhaps the single most common and regular need for a commercial electrician is within the realm of lighting. No commercial building can function without proper lighting, so this need is pretty much universal.

Some building owners might think this is an easy area, but let us set the record straight. Especially when it comes to new builds or setting up lighting for a larger room or area, this is no simple job. Commercial lighting systems are often interconnected in unique ways not found in homes, and having the expertise of a professional electrician on your side as this process is completed holds major value, both in the quality of the job and in the safety of the installation or repair.

Wiring Concerns

Another major commercial electrical area, both for lighting and other needs, is wiring. Wiring serves as the invisible foundation of your building’s electrical components, connecting them in unseen ways and allowing for the proper integration between them.

If wiring is not done well, however, your issues will be plentiful. A professional wiring job sets the table for all your other components working and interacting properly – in addition, our wiring professionals will take careful notes and document their work precisely so future upgrades or updates can be made easily.

Compliance

Finally, no matter where your building is located, it falls under some level of local regulations for basic electrical code compliance, which refers to both safety and practical themes. Achieving compliance with these codes and regulations is exponentially easier with a quality commercial electrician, who understands these requirements in their area and has experience helping clients reach compliance.

For more on what a commercial electrician does for you, or to learn about any of our electrical services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Finding a Commercial Electrician: Contractor Considerations

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the broad company qualities to prioritize if you’re a business or building owner looking for a commercial electrician partner. While there are usually several such options in a major metropolitan area like Salt Lake City or other parts of Utah, determining which contractor to work with will depend on several distinct variables.

At Orange Electric, we’re proud to provide a full range of commercial electrical services, backed by a long track record of success and satisfied customers. Our solutions range from quality electrical repairs to numerous new builds and electric installations at your convenience. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll look at some of the signs of a good individual commercial electrician and what they’ll bring to the table for you.

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Regularly Trained

The world of electrical service is one that’s constantly evolving. New technology regularly makes its way to the forefront, as does various areas of expertise when it comes to commercial electrical builds, repairs, components and more.

This means that any electrician you work with should be aware of these developments and always looking to learn more. At Orange Electric, our training process never truly stops – while our electricians do go through an initial training program to familiarize themselves with all the primary qualities of our company, we offer regular supplemental training, including to employees who have been with us for years. This ensures that all our staff are up to speed on the latest developments in the industry and will be prepared to handle any modern job you have a need for.

Safety Expertise

Whether you’re dealing with a new building that needs electrical wiring or a simple electrical repair need, safety is of the utmost importance. Any electrician you work with should have a strong, comprehensive knowledge of all electrical safety codes and related procedures, plus the resources to investigate a complex issue further. Ask about these qualifications in advance to ensure your job is carried out safely at every step.

Personal Skills and Qualities

Finally, any individual contractor you work with should have strong personal skills and service qualities. They should be able to communicate in a friendly and simple manner to all clients, plus should be true to their word and offer honest, caring services at every turn. Our electricians promote our client-first business model, where we put the customer first and maintain absolutely no hidden fees or other predatory properties. We know this commitment to excellence is what keeps many of our clients coming back to us year after year.

For more on how to find an ideal commercial electrician, or to learn about any of our electrical repair or other services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Finding a Commercial Electrician: Company Qualities

Like with any other major building-related service, property owners or managers are fully justified in researching several options when looking for a commercial electrician. Evaluating multiple potential electrical contractors is a valuable way to compare qualities, costs and other factors to find the best partner for your building and company.

At Orange Electric, we’re happy to help any prospective client compare our commercial electric services with any of our local or national competitors – both because we care about the long-term success of our clients and because we feel we’re most often the best company to meet those needs. What are some of the top indicators of a quality commercial electrician you should be looking for? We’ll evaluate all the potential factors in this two-part blog series for your consumption.

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Not Just Dabbling

For starters, any electrician you’re considering hiring for a commercial job should have dedicated commercial services. There are some electricians out there who deal almost exclusively with residential jobs, but will occasionally take on commercial work as well – these should be avoided, as commercial work is much more complex and requires not only expertise, but continued training from an electrician.

Rather, you should prioritize an electrical contractor with dedicated, separate commercial and residential services. At Orange Electric, our commercial electricians don’t split their time between residential and commercial jobs – they focus only on the kinds of complex needs business owners and their facilities will have.

Experience

Like with any other major property service you’re hiring out for, the experience of the contractors doing the work is a top priority. As we noted above, commercial electrical work requires detailed care and expertise – if you’re dealing with a first-timer or an amateur electrician, these boxes aren’t likely to be checked. Instead of getting long-term quality electrical services, you may deal with flawed jobs that require constant repairs and hassle.

Insurance and Liability Coverage

One area that should be an automatic “no” for any commercial electrician you’re considering: If they do not have proper insurance and liability coverage for all their work performed. Electrical work comes with some basic hazards that are simply part of the job, and it’s an absolute must for any electrician to carry the proper coverage in case there are issues. If you agree to work with any contractor who does not have this coverage and an accident or some other kind of problem does take place, there’s a chance you could be held liable for the problem even if you were not responsible for it whatsoever.

For more on the qualities to promote in a commercial electrician, or to learn about any of our commercial electric repairs, installations or other services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.