Does Your Bay Area Business Need a Power Analysis?

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A power analysis provides you with the insight to know whether your existing wiring system will safely meet your electrical needs now and in the future. During a California power analysis, an experienced team will review your capacity, wiring, and grounding.

California businesses love a power analysis because it enables them to resolve underlying issues that could lead to thousands of dollars in damage if an electrical fire takes place. It also ensures they can make any adjustments needed in their power system so their future growth plans go smoothly.

That said, we know many Bay Area businesses have never considered a power analysis.

We encourage you to think of a power analysis as part of the maintenance plan that keeps your facility running strong, especially if you have mission critical equipment that can’t afford to go down. California commercial properties are in greater danger of unexpected power outages than ever before.

Wildfire Conditions Aren’t the Only Reason for California Blackouts – See Below for 6 Risks That Remain in Fall and Winter

Recent wildfires and the blackouts of choice caused by PG&E have gotten a lot of attention in West Coast press. But the effects of changing climate conditions aren’t limited to spring and summer. The risk of power disruptions remains elevated all through the year, and a power analysis can help.

When you get your analysis, you’ll have all the information you need to select an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for your business. The right battery backup system can help you keep the lights on and run your critical equipment even if you lose power from your utility.

But, if you’ve been thinking about UPS battery backup, don’t wait until the weather warms up.

Do you think that your business needs a power analysis? Here are 6 risks that grow as we enter fall and winter:

1.) Wind

It’s been remarkably windy this year as the Bay Area weather cools down. Wind can cause power lines to swing together, causing a short circuit when they are in contact. This leads to low-quality power that damages sensitive equipment even when the lights don’t go off for a prolonged period of time.

2.) Flooding and Landslides

Soil is loosened and root systems are diminished when wildfires pass, and it takes years for conditions to return to what they once were. Rain doesn’t need to be as heavy as in past years to cause mudslides with severity that can disrupt power. The odds of sustained flooding are rising, too.

3.) Tree Falls

Wind and rain both have potential to cause problems with trees, which may be seated on unstable soil and weakened due to fewer nutrients in that soil. Even smaller branches can wreak havoc with power lines. In fact, tree damage is the second most common cause of power outages.

4.) Small Animal Hits

Wildfires and other major weather events cause habitat loss and disrupt migratory patterns for all types of creatures, both feathered and furred. It might sound a little cartoonish, but squirrels, chipmunks, and birds can all cause short circuits. If they gnaw on power lines, the damage can be substantial.

5.) Snow and Ice

While Bay Area communities don’t have to worry much about snow and ice, colder conditions hours away from your business can influence power delivery. Winter storms make tree damage more likely and can also lead to snow accumulation on power lines, causing them to snap.

6.) Vehicle Accidents

Car crashes with stationary objects usually leave the driver rattled, but unharmed. However, they mean an entire power pole needs to be replaced. The sudden change in power distribution can also overload local transformers, often a multi-day fix.

Contact us at Nite & Day Power for expert advice on your power system.

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