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It is Important to Upgrade Older Electrical Infrastructure for Business Continuity

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 06, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

Extreme cold temperatures can make old electrical infrastructure susceptible to break down. Older and obsolete electrical systems can become weak in cold climates because there are quite a bit of moving parts. They are like vehicles that run perfectly in warmer temperature and within the proper humidity range for which it is designed. New infrastructure can handle extreme temperatures but, overtime, those that are operating beyond their life span can have slowly diminished capacity when operating under extreme conditions.

All electrical systems are subjected to intense cold or heat which they can mostly withstand it as long as they are not also stressed. However, when the environment is too extreme, these devices will slow down and become less predictable than they normally would. This can even get worse when they are working over time or beyond their capacity. For instance, circuit breakers must open quickly to protect the system, to prevent short circuiting, and widespread loss of electricity during the harsh weather of winter.

For these reasons it is highly recommended to reinforce old infrastructure particularly in wintertime. Insulation must be properly fortified in order prevent electrical system malfunction during the cold weather. Contact ElecComm, for quality upgrade of infrastructure and power line repairs and maintenance.


Infrastructure Upgrade Is Critical For Extreme Cold

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 22, 2018
ElecComm - Power line repairs or maintenance in Boston, MA

We know how winter can impact the activities in the business. Inclement weather in New England last through March. Commercial establishments can always expect unexpected power outages and service interruptions all winter-long. As a result, it is highly recommended for businesses to reinforce their electrical infrastructure to withstand harsh weather conditions.

The cardinal reason behind loss of electricity during winter is old infrastructure and electrical systems that are vulnerable to extreme weather. Over time, the system losses its capacity to operate well and resist extreme cold. In order to prevent electrical system malfunction, proper insulation must be applied and reinforced prior to the drop in temperature. It is also advisable to replace older infrastructures to ensure it will not become defective and cause havoc when it is imperative for the heat to be running.

If you are in need of skilled personnel to perform infrastructure upgrades and power line repairs or maintenance in Boston, MA, contact ElecComm.

24/7 Emergency Storm Response for Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 29, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

Even though the spring has been challenging so far, hurricane season is right around the corner. Hurricanes in the Boston area can be catastrophic and are usually accompanied with high tides and floods. Storms can strike down trees and power lines which can cause widespread loss of electricity.

It can be devastating to the bottom-line of all types of businesses when power is unavailable for a long periods of time. It means lighting, HVAC systems, theft prevention, refrigeration, and other essential equipment to your business cannot operate. This can cause massive setbacks to your revenue if you are unable to operate for an extended time due to absence of power. Although you might have a contingency plan or back-up generators to provide temporary power, restoring your power lines is imperative to begin business operations as soon as possible.

ElecComm is at your service for 24/7 emergency response to commercial power outages. You can rely on our company for quicker emergency crew dispatch to repair downed power lines and restore power as soon as possible. Contact us now for power repair and maintenance in MA.

Business Power Outage Tips

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 08, 2018
ElecComm Power Line Response, Boston, MA

Power outages due to stormy weather, other natural disaster or technical malfunctions in power system can disrupt any commercial or business operations. Loss of electricity in company buildings and business establishments means no lights or power to run electrical equipment which is critical in business procedures. It’s important to be prepared for power outages and to have power restored as soon as possible to ensure business continuity. Here are preparations to lessen the impact of power failure to business operations and ensure the safety of customers and employees:

Business Outage Alerts - Get potential power outage notifications in order to be informed ahead of time before loss of electricity takes place.

Emergency Hotlines - Make sure you have a copy of your utility company’s emergency hotline to report any outage or outage-related issues right away.

Business Continuity Plan - Formulate a business continuity plan with employees concerning disruption of service due to power failure. Assign an emergency team of employees and start emergency drills and trainings for all company workers.

Back Up Power - Most companies invest on generators especially those that have delicate equipment. When operating the generator always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Place and operate generators outside the building and as much as possible in a perfectly ventilated area. Gas generators produces carbon monoxide that can be harmful to those inside the building when fumes coming from generators are inhaled. Always use well-grounded extension cords when connecting the equipment directly to the generator.

Emergency Supplies - Keep emergency supplies accessible at all times. This includes flashlights and extra batteries, battery-powered radio, cellphone with charger and first aid kit.

Building Safety Standards - Building must have luminous exit signs to guide your employees or customers out from the establishment to a safer area in the event of emergency that requires evacuation. Also, there should be security alarms and fire-suppression system installed.

If you need a quick power line repair and maintenance in MA to assist you deal with business power line issues, contact ElecComm. Our emergency response team are always ready 24/7.

Reasons Behind Power Outages During Cold Weather

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 01, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

The cold weather months are the most challenging times for power line support. Cases of loss of electricity increase during the winter since electric systems and older infrastructure are susceptible to extreme cold. Overtime, electric systems lose their capability to function well in extreme cold, especially since they are constantly overworked.

Moreover, energy consumption tend to increase during cold weather with round-the-clock use of heating systems by consumers. Thus, accurate load forecasting is critical to gauge the precise amount of energy needed to generate the higher demand during this time. Inaccurate weather forecasts can tend to cause large areas to experience power outages or rotating blackouts to cope with massive overloads.

Malfunction of the power system can be minimized by ensuring proper insulation of power plants to keep the reinforcement system running. Furthermore, adaptation of the new approach to short-term load forecasting contributes a lot in the distribution level. Lastly, it is highly recommended to replace old infrastructure before it begins to malfunction and cause more serious damage.

For more information about power line repair and maintenance, contact ElecComm.

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