Whether you own commercial or residential property, there are three very strong reasons for maintaining your property’s electrics in tip-top condition.
Firstly, of course, safety standards are a statutory requirement. Aside from the moral responsibility, if problems occur, landlords can be hit with substantial financial penalties for breaking the rules.
Then there are the many costs of breakdowns. The call-out fees for a tradesperson just to diagnose a problem are high, and the cost of spare parts varies wildly according to the manufacturer. The long and short of it is that it costs more to keep attending to breakdowns than it does to prevent them with routine maintenance.
And thirdly there are insurance costs. As we all know, these rise sharply if you keep claiming on them. Most insurance companies offer substantial reductions in premiums if you can demonstrate that you have maintenance contracts in place. Some will not insure you at all if you don’t.
With so many types of electrical appliance in modern properties, it may be difficult to know where to begin. However, it is not as simple as making a list of appliances; the underlying electrical system is your first concern. Many modern appliances malfunction if your wiring and breakers are not in good condition and appropriate for the use made of them. Appliance performance may degrade and lifespan may be foreshortened. Only a qualified electrician can test your wiring and tell you what condition it is in.
After that, your main concerns will be basic installations including heating, hot water and air conditioning systems. Because these systems are integrated into the building, and often with each other, costs can escalate wildly when a part fails – especially if it has become unavailable since it was originally installed.
MK Electrics can identify potential issues and provide periodic inspections, ensuring preventative maintenance, reduced risk of surprises and better financial management.