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WachterMay 1, 2024 5:10:00 PM3 min read

Top 4 Reasons to Leave Electrical Updates to the Experts

Every May the Electrical Safety Foundation celebrates Electrical Safety Month. This national campaign "educates key audiences about the steps that can be taken to reduce the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss,” Leave Electrical Updates to the Expertsand we’re proud to join them in this mission. At Wachter, safety is our number one priority and we’re committed to the job.

From the rookie apprentice to our highest level of leadership, Wachter is committed to placing  safety at the forefront of every role we take on. Through regular job site safety audits, toolbox talks, frequent safety meetings, and a comprehensive training program, Wachter adopts a proactive stance, prioritizing prevention to ensure the well-being of our employees and customers. 

That’s why we wanted to take a quick moment to review the top 4 reasons why partnering with the experts in electrical installation isn’t just a matter of convenience, it's a strategic decision that safeguards your business in multiple ways. 

1. Safety

In the US, non-residential building fires attributed to electrical malfunction did over $500 million in damage in 2021. Over the last 10 years, that’s a 4% increase in fires and a 26% increase in dollar loss.  

Improper electrical installations can pose significant fire risks due to overloaded circuits, faulty wiring, or inadequate grounding. Professionals are trained to identify and address potential hazards, reducing the likelihood of electrical fires that could endanger employees, customers, and property. 

Fires are not the only cause for concern. Electricity can be deadly if mishandled. Professionals have the knowledge and experience to safely work with electrical systems, minimizing the risk of electrocution or other injuries to both workers and bystanders. 

Wachter’s team is dedicated to electrical safety and has the expertise for a proper installation, minimizing the risk of fire, and the wherewithal and processes in place to ensure each member of the team utilizes the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), minimizing the risk for electrocution during and after install.  

2. Compliance and Regulations

As the backbone of any business, your electrical grid powers operations and facilitates productivity. Ensuring the safety and reliability of these systems is paramount, and that’s where compliance and regulations are key. They’re non-negotiable. 

By partnering with an industry leader, you’re ensuring local codes and regulations are being met, the proper permits are being pulled, and that you won’t be slowed down by stop-work orders being handed out by municipal inspectors or worse, an electrical related injury happening at one of your locations.

3. Grid Reliability

No one likes to be powered down when they least expect it, especially when critical infrastructure and processes are connected to the grid. Faulty electrical installations can lead to power outages and disruptions in business operations, resulting in lost productivity and revenue. By entrusting the work to experts, businesses can ensure the reliability and stability of their electrical systems, reducing the likelihood of unexpected downtime. 

Wachter’s team will also ensure compatibility between different electrical components. A crucial step for safety and optimal performance.

4. Peace of Mind

Knowing that electrical installations are done properly by experts in the trade provides peace of mind to business owners, employees, and customers, eliminating worries about potential hazards or safety issues.

Wachter’s team of experts have the knowledge to select and integrate compatible equipment, which will reduce the risk of malfunctions, overheating, and other safety hazards. This provides the peace of mind of never having to worry about your grid. With a nationwide presence and licenses in all 50-states, our team is ready to rollout at a moment’s notice to design, deploy and manage an all-encompassing suite of technology solutions.

In the realm of electrical installations, expertise isn't just an advantage—it's a necessity. This electrical safety month, and every month, choose a partner with a track record of safe and reliable installations. You're not only prioritizing safety and reliability but also fortifying the foundation of your business for years to come. 

Ready to meet Wachter’s team of industry experts and begin designing your next technology upgrade?