When you require electrical work done for your facility or business, it can be tempting to go with the cheapest bid. However, if an electrician or handyman is offering their services for considerably less than other commercial electrical contractors in the GTA, there’s a chance they are using subpar materials such as cheap wiring, which can pose significant safety hazards to your employees, clients, and property.
In today’s blog post from Premier Electrical Contractors Inc., we are going to discuss four safety hazards of cheap wiring solutions. Read on to learn more.
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Cheap wiring will likely fray more easily than high-quality electrical wiring. This fraying can create a fire hazard in your building. It can even increase the risk of explosions. Cheap wiring may cost less, but it’s often not worth risking burning down your facility.
Not only can cheap wiring create a fire hazard, but it can also affect the efficiency of your fire alarms and smoke detectors. This means that in the event of a fire, employees may not be warned in time to safely evacuate the building, sprinkler systems may not activate, and if your system is set up to contact the local fire department, that warning system may fail as well.
Another safety hazard that comes with cheap wiring is the risk of electrocution from exposed wiring. Since cheaper wiring frays more easily, you may be left with exposed wires that employees or clients may accidentally come into contact with causing electrocution or electrical burns.
The insulation in cheap electrical wiring can wear more quickly and is often less efficient than quality brands. Worn insulation can create a dangerous situation, especially if the wiring is near water, as it can increase the risk of shock.
If you require commercial electrical work, it’s essential that you hire a company you can trust. At Premier Electrical Contractors Inc., we provide facilities and other businesses with expert electrical wiring services, so you can have peace of mind knowing your electrical work was completed properly. To learn more or schedule an estimate, reach out to our commercial electrical contractors in the GTA today