Statistically, commercial buildings are updated at least once every 30 years, if not more. Yet, updates include many changes, except for electrical wiring. Unless evidence exists to the contrary, electrical wiring is often overlooked and assumed to be in good condition. Yet, electrical wiring is meant to be updated as frequently as most other building systems, if not more. Therefore, older commercial buildings often operate with antiquated electrical systems. Antiquated systems may not be able to maintain the current electrical usage many businesses utilize. This leaves them susceptible to frequent overloading.
The following questions may need to be asked of yourself or maintenance personnel in order to discern whether or not you need your electrical system inspected and retrofitted: