Due to the technological advances over the last decade or so, most businesses constantly use advanced systems. Due to the fact most businesses rely on power, its crucial that all safety procedures have been taken. At Johnson & Phillips, we are constantly called out to help recover power outages of all types.
The costs of power outages can be staggering and each minute that passes, your business may be losing thousands. Investing into backup plans and having a reliable company that you trust (such as ourselves) to carry out the recovery is vital.
To give you an idea of how some power outages are caused, below are five common reasons.
We are specialists when it comes to LV and HV systems and have the experience to solve the majority of faults. Whether your electrical switchgear or transformer has decided it wants to call it a day, we are available to help out.
Over the years, electrical equipment begins to age and collects dust, dirt and other debris. All this can buildup and cause malfunctions to occur, which results in a power outage. Other factors as discussed below can also play a part in the failure of the system.
Although cable manufacturers have gone to great lengths to reduce cable failure, there are still many old systems. Cable failure can cause catastrophic damage such as electrical fires. This is caused by misuse of the cable itself as it may be overloaded or damaged as well as many other reasons. Failing to notice these defects can cause the cables themselves to reach high temperatures, which can cause fires.
We provide cable jointing, repairs and installations for most HV and LV systems. If you ever notice any damage to your cables or unexpected outages, our team are on standby 24/7.
Bad Weather Conditions
Weather can cause havoc with power systems and often come unexpectedly. No matter how old the system is, the bad weather can cause instant electrical issues. For example, if the equipment is not appropriately covered, heavy rain can get inside of the system. Wind can also be troublesome as it may blow objects into the equipment that causes physical damage.
Certain animals such as squirrels, rats and birds can be a real pain. They are able to climb into small spaces where they may come into contact with fuses and transformers. Once they have, they may cause the system to cut out, thus causing a power outage to occur.
One common type of outage is often caused by power surges. These are spikes in voltage can cause expensive damage to your appliances if they are not protected. There are various surge protectors for your home but when it comes to large businesses, it gets far more complex.
Depending upon the size of your business, we strongly recommend getting in touch to walk through various method to protects against voltage spikes.
What to do in a Power Outage?
Outages of power will always occur at unexpected times and usually when you need it most. It is unfortunate and can costs businesses thousands. You should always ensure that you have a backup plan ready to ensure that you do not come to a halt.
Depending upon the type of business, you may require instant power backup. During our emergency call outs, we are able to provide a diesel generator hire service. This will restore power and allow our team to get straight into diagnosing the issue.
Our disaster recovery services is available 24/7 and you can get in touch via 0800 86 000 86.