Moving Your Business? Consider A Commercial Electrician
Questions to ask yourself when relocating your business: How involved will moving my business be? What work needs to be done inside and out? It’s crucial to know what exactly should be done with your new location before hauling everything over to an empty building. It’s also crucial to know what exactly needs to be done with your existing equipment. Should I consider a commercial electrician? Will I need a plumber? These are just a few of many things to consider when relocating any type of business.
Consider hiring a commercial electrician, like KB Electric LLC when moving any business to a new location. It makes a big difference what type of business you are moving: An office? A restaurant? A manufacturing facility? A store? For instance, a restaurant could have 20 or more pieces of equipment and machinery that will require electrical disconnects, certain types of voltage, and certain types of lighting. This requires a licensed commercial electrician to evaluate your electrical needs before and after the big move.
It’s crucial not to cut corners by hiring an unlicensed electrician, or even a licensed electrician without reputability. Choosing the wrong electrician can delay the opening of your business, and cause many headaches. Do a Google search on the commercial electrician, and visit the company’s website for different commercial projects they have completed in the past.
Steps to Take When Relocating Your Business
Moving an office may not require a lot of electrical work compared to a restaurant, store, or manufacturing facility. It’s best to have a licensed commercial electrician come to your existing location, and the new location, to evaluate what all might need to be done.
Step 1: Gather Information
Be sure to have all of the necessary information for the commercial electrician before he arrives on site such as:
- What type of machinery or equipment needs to be moved?
- What type of voltage does each type of equipment require?
- How many machines are there? How much equipment is there?
- Any data information where phone lines are needed, computers, networking, cash registers etc.?
- What type of lighting should I consider? (high bay lighting, recessed lighting, low voltage lighting, etc.)
Without any of the above information, KB Electric LLC would show up, and not be able to do a darn thing! But as always, if you need assistance with the information process like what type of lighting is best for the new business location, we can come out to your existing location and recommend a few options.
Step 2: Electrician Evaluation
Next, call up a licensed commercial electrician like KB Electric LLC to come out on site to the new location to determine what exactly will be required for the electrical work. During this process, you may or may not need an electrical engineer to compose some drawings for the township. We will let you know once we see your set up.
Step 3: Permit Process/Electrical Drawings
After you have gathered the information and recommendations from the commercial electrician, it’s time to begin the electrical permit process for the township your new business resides in. During this process, if it is necessary for an electrical engineer to draw up a plan for the township that maps out what is being done, this is where it would happen to obtain the electrical permit.
Step 4: Electrical Work Begins!
Once everything has been approved by the township and the permit is obtained, KB Electric LLC can begin to run your new electrical lines, install new lighting, etc. Whatever is needed, this is where it happens.
Tips for a Successful Business Relocation
- Always remain practical. Setting unrealistic time frames and going with a “rush-rush” mentality will end up causing problems for not only the business owner, but the commercial electrician, and any other contractors involved as well.
- Be honest with everyone involved in the moving process! This includes contractors, municipalities, etc. We have noticed over the years that people get themselves in a pickle with something as simple as misleading contractors on start times.
- If you have questions, ask! Once a project is started, you’ll want it to go as smoothly as possible. So be smart, and always ask for clarification if you are unsure of what something means.