As a facility manager or building owner, it is easy to overlook the benefits of establishing a long‐term care and maintenance program for electrical distribution, life safety, and information technology systems. 

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Is your facility and electrical system ready for winter?

Regular inspection and maintenance can eliminate the chances of system failure and reduce the cost associated with repairs. Scheduled inspections and preventative maintenance programs may help recognize unforeseen problems caused from power surges, unscheduled power outages, water damage, and many other conditions that may exist in your facility or on your property. Electrical system failures are very expensive. Not only for the electrical equipment repair cost, but the loss of production, possible facility repairs, loss of critical data, and damage to equipment utilizing the electrical systems.

Fact: Long‐term, it is less costly

to regularly maintain electrical systems and equipment

vs. covering large bills associated with avoidable electrical system breakdowns.

Keep This in Mind

Whether completing a new building project, purchasing an older facility or simply taking over management of a new property, there are several key things to consider.

  1. Is your facility and business prepared for unscheduled power interruption?
  2. Do you understand your electrical system equipment warranties or suggested maintenance schedules?
  3. Would integrating standby power improve your building’s electrical continuity?
  4. Does the age of your building’s electrical equipment, wiring or cabling pose a risk of fire?

Partnering with a trusted electrical contractor will help you to avoid the pitfalls of simply managing complicated, and sometimes costly, repairs on your own. A certified contractor will develop a building maintenance program that can offset costs associated vs. having to employ full-time staff to manage your building repairs and general equipment maintenance. They are also able to pre‐diagnose potential system issues that decrease costs associated with catastrophic system failures.

Business Continuity is the Bottom Line

How much is business continuity worth to your tenants or administration?  Many can’t afford being disrupted for an hour, never mind days.  When responsibility to properly maintain electrical, technical, and safety systems rests on your shoulders and failure is not an option, having a business maintenance program in place assures:

  • Power quality and continuity
  • Power efficiency and cost savings on utility bills
  • Building and life safety
  • Compliance with building codes and regulations
  • Manageable operating costs over the life of your equipment

Diagnosis and maintenance includes:

  • Infrared scans to identify potential hotspots
  • Cleaning interior switchgear panels
  • Torque and tightening mechanical connections according to a manufacture’s specifications
  • Testing and calibration of breaker trip settings and ground fault interrupters
  • Arc-fault coordination studies

Kenny Electric is an industry-leading electrical partner.  Established in 1974 in Denver, Colorado we have been leading the way for over 40 years.  We specialize in lighting, fire, security, and life/safety systems and offer maintenance and facility service programs, as well as building automation solutions.  Kenny has a dedicated workforce of 250+ highly-skilled individuals who serve industrial and commercial clients primarily across Colorado and Wyoming.

Interested in discussing system maintenance program options?

Our service team is ready to discuss your special projects including facility maintenance programs, 24-hour emergency service, and automated energy management programs.

  • August 25, 2015

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