When it comes to replacement components, many assume that all parts are identical. But when it comes to protecting a residential or commercial electrical system, using the wrong replacement part can result in poor performance or safety concerns. Commercial GFCI and Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters are higher in quality, last longer, and are more reliable than their residential counterparts. Typically, it takes a professional and seasoned electrical expert to install them correctly.
Spartan Electrical Services has set the standard for providing exceptional commercial electrical services. Business owners and property managers can trust the 20+ years of experience that Spartan Electrical Services team brings to the table. Regardless of the scope, we provide the same level of professionalism, expertise, and passion to every project we take on.
The Facts About Commercial Grade GFCI Outlets
Since the early 1970’s the National Electric Code or NEC has set the standard for commercial and residential codes. While they are similar in many ways, there are subtle differences between residential GFCI outlets and those used in restaurants, warehouses, and other commercial properties.
The main difference between residential and commercial GFCI outlets is the quality of components and manufacturing standards. They are designed to last longer – which is critical in high-exposure, high-electrical consumption devices. A commercial-grade GFCI should always be used in any non-residential property, especially when there is expensive electrical equipment in the facility.
There is another grade of GFCI that is used in specialty applications – hospital-grade. These are designed for situations where outlet failure is simply not an option. You’ll find hospital-grade GFCI’s used in residential applications when a breathing machine or other medical equipment is required.
Commercial GFCI’s are used in rooms where exposure to water or moisture is possible. This would include restrooms, kitchens, outdoor electrical outlets, and high-capacity electrical systems.
Understanding the Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI)
A building fire caused by electrical system malfunctions is not only a serious safety risk but can destroy a business. The Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) is a failsafe that will activate or ‘trip’ when an electrical arc or damage to wiring is detected.
Commercial AFCI’s can distinguish between harmless arcs (normal operation of switches, plugs, and brushed motors) and a potentially dangerous arc that can cause a fire. AFCIs are a critical safety system that should only be installed by licensed commercial electricians.
Our commercial electricians in Oklahoma City specialize in GFCI and AFCI outlet services, including:
• Indoor GFCI and AFCI Outlet Installation
• Outdoor GFCI and AFCI Installation and Troubleshooting
• GFCI and AFCI Outlet Replacement
• GFCI and AFCI Circuit Breakers Failure Diagnosis and Troubleshooting
Dedicated to Quality and Exceeding Expectations
Whether you’re building a new restaurant, warehouse or fulfillment center, or apartment complex, the team at Spartan Electrical Services has the experience to complete any project – regardless of the size or scope. We can complete GFI and AFCI services for commercial properties in Norman, OKC, and multiple cities within the metro area. Our primary objective is to ensure the safety of anyone who visits your commercial property – and we will never mark a project complete until you are fully satisfied.
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To learn more about our commercial electrical service offerings, call us today at (405) 833-5030. We look forward to speaking with you soon.