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Do you want to know the six signs that your office space needs electrical work?

If so, then read on! This article will tell you how to spot the warning signs of an electrical problem.

Flickering Lights

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Flickering lights in an office are a sign of an electrical problem.

If you notice that your office lights flicker on and off, or just one light in the room is flickering, you may have a wiring problem that requires electrical work, especially if this happens frequently. 

To check for an electrical issue with flickering lights, check to see if any appliances are causing it by unplugging them to see if the flickering light continues.

A short circuit or faulty wiring can cause flickering lights.  But you never can be too sure. 

A commercial electrician will likely need to come out to your office space and troubleshoot to locate the problem.

Overloaded Circuits and Power Plugs

If you have too many plugs for not enough power strips or outlets, your equipment could be faulty. If you scrape the cord, it will spark. This is not safe for your equipment or nearby people and can cause an electrical fire.

Be sure to check all of your power cords and the connections at the ends. The best time to do this is when they’re not being used so that you aren’t tempted to use them before you put them to the test.

Electrical Outage

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If your office keeps losing power, it’s time to get it fixed.

This is a sign that your office space needs electrical work.

The problem could be anything from an overloaded circuit to power surges.

You don’t want to be without power. It’s not good for your equipment, and it’s a safety hazard.

Even if the outage is only once every few weeks or months, but especially if it happens often, call an electrician about potentially upgrading or modernizing your current system.

They may be able to find more efficient solutions to your problems.

Make sure your circuit breaker box is not overloaded either. If you have too many circuits or appliances and the fuse keeps popping, you’ll need to update it as well. If you notice that the fuse is always tripped, you’ll need to upgrade it.

Melted and/or Sparking Plugs

This is a red flag that you need to take care of your office space. The reason behind this could be anything from overheating due to an overloaded circuit or power surge. If the problem isn’t addressed, it could result in property damage and injury.

The best course of action is to contact a professional electrician as soon as possible to replace the power strip and/or outlet.

Electrical Cable Connections

If you notice that the wires are wiggling loose where they connect to the power strip or outlet, it’s time for an upgrade. Ensure that all of your electrical wiring is in proper working order and tighten up any loose connections.

Warm Electrical Outlets

If you notice that your electrical outlets are warm, it’s a sign that they need to be replaced. It could be a sign of an electrical problem or just worn-out wiring. The best course of action is to replace the power strip and/or outlet.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues and want to fix them, be sure to contact a qualified professional who is experienced with electrical work in your area.

Tripped Circuit Breakers

One of the most common causes of a circuit breaker tripping is an overloaded circuit or too many appliances plugged into one circuit. If you notice that the circuit breaker is always tripped, it’s time to upgrade it.

If you notice that it trips several times per day, contact a qualified professional to have them come and give your office space a full inspection.

You Have an Older Building

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You have an older building. It’s probably time to contact a licensed electrician for an inspection.

Electrical technology and codes change. 

Updating your electrical systems could be a life or property saver. It may not seem like it’s important at first. Still, suppose you don’t handle the problem sooner rather than later.

In that case, there is a strong possibility that you will eventually experience more expensive and possibly dangerous issues as a result of your outdated equipment.

Suppose your office space is no longer functioning how it should be because of the old wiring. 

In that case, the best course of action is to contact a qualified professional who can replace the power strip and/or outlet. The power strips and outlets connect to circuits, which in turn provide power to all of the equipment in your office.


Your office space should be a safe place for you and your employees. If your electrical system is outdated and you’re not getting the power flow you should be, it could result in serious problems.

Electrical issues can also be very costly in terms of both time and money. If your problem isn’t addressed right away, it may result in property damage or injury. Contact an experienced local technician to come out immediately to assess your electrical systems.

If you have any of these six problems, contact a local electrical contractor about your options. They’ll be able to give you personalized advice on how to fix the problem and how much it will cost you.

Do you need office electrical work?

If your current electrical system is outdated, it could result in serious problems. Electrical issues can also be very costly in terms of both time and money. Contact Owens Electrical Contractors today to get a free quote on upgrading your office’s electrical system! 

We’re the leading Baton Rouge electrician with over 20 years of experience. Our technicians are highly qualified and will ensure that all of your needs are met from start to finish! 

Whether you need regular electrical maintenance, new wiring for your whole facility, or any other electrical service in between.  We’ve got you covered.

Call us at (225) 953-4764 or click here now for more information about our services!

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