Benefits of maintenance of electrical installations in Homeowners' Communities

Welcome to Meridional's blog. Today we are going to show you some of the main benefits of the maintenance of electrical installations in communities of owners.

At Southern we recommend our communities of owners to carry out preventive and corrective maintenance of the electrical installations in their communities.

Maintenance of community electrical installations

Now more than ever, the electrical installations of our homeowners' associations are becoming an essential element.

Almost all of the common areas, the services we receive and countless other devices are mainly powered by electricity.

Similarly, the trend seems to be that the vehicles with which we move around on a daily basis will also have electricity as a source of energy in the near future.

Vehicle charging in car parks will be another challenge for the electrical installations of homeowners' associations.

Importance of the electrical installation

So if the electricity system was already important in our communities, it is becoming increasingly so.

If we want to live in comfort and safety, and despite the fact that not all communities agree yet on the importance of professional and scheduled maintenance from time to time, it will be an increasingly recurrent element in the maintenance of our communities.

In addition, there is an administrative regulation in the Royal Decree 513/2017 of 22 May 2017

Main problems of electrical installations in communities

There are different cases and problems in this type of installations within communities, mainly depending on the age of the installations and buildings.

It will be the age of these installations that will determine which are the priorities or which are the most likely to cause problems.

The important thing is that they should all be checked annually, monitoring the general condition and the efficiency of energy expenditure.

Maintaining the electricity and lighting in our building ensures optimal and correct operation and provides the necessary comfort to its owners. Failure to do so brings most problems.

The electricity bill in many communities is higher than what is really necessary in the vast majority of cases. There is usually no effective management to achieve bill savings.

For this reason, it is interesting to have an audit carried out by an expert electricity company to highlight the areas for improvement, changes and reforms needed in the electrical system of our homeowners' associations.

Benefits of maintaining electrical installations

Benefits of good electrical maintenance in homeowners' associations

Having an efficient company for good maintenance in the field of electrical installations can bring a number of advantages to a community of owners.

Main benefits

Fire hazard reduction

22% of fires in buildings are due to faults in electrical installations. We can reduce their incidence by carrying out regular maintenance of the installation and thus prevent possible serious faults.

Most buildings between 30 and 40 years old do not comply with the current Low Voltage Regulation (R.B.T.), which can lead to overloads, short circuits and, subsequently, a possible fire.

Reduction of power cuts

Most breakdowns, however minor they may be, can cause power cuts. Although the cut often affects a larger area than our block of flats, some of these power cuts have their origin in our community.

This leads to inconveniences that affect our comfort or safety, such as lifts not working, community security cameras out of order, door phones not working, or manual opening of garage doors.

Power surges and dips

It is not uncommon to experience power surges or dips in your home. In our community they can also happen, damaging installed electrical equipment, especially on power surges.

To protect the equipment, it is important to install earth leakage protection devices and to ensure that they operate correctly. Consult an approved company for good advice.

Reduced repair or replacement costs

When the incidents mentioned in the previous points occur, it entails the respective costs to repair the electrical system and the damage it has caused.

The energy consumption of inefficient systems such as incandescent systems (now being phased out) or LED systems without a timer or presence control can be reduced with a new installation of energy saving systems.

In addition, these costs for electrical consumables can be included in a maintenance contract, resulting in better prices and significant savings on all elements.

Put your electricity in expert hands

Trusting any professional who can carry out electrical work can be very expensive if we do not choose a good supplier carefully. It is not uncommon for renovations to be incomplete, with unjustified delays or deficiencies that show up in inspections.

The company we hire must be certified in electrical work to guarantee a minimum level of professionalism and reliability.

They must provide us with written conditions of service and guarantees. Also know their work processes, because a bad work system (warnings to neighbours, safety measures) are the source of dangers.

Bill savings

But it is not only a process related to the security of a good installation, its maintenance requires equal or greater importance to prevent problems or failures and, above all, to save electricity through a system of proximity sensors, low consumption lights, with LED technology (downlighting of corridors and common areas).

For these and other reasons, it is certainly a good idea to consider electricity maintenance in your community, which will help to reduce electricity bills and provide better service in times of increasing electricity dependency.

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