Infrared Testing: Your Building's Annual Physical Check-Up
Admit it, we all hesitate to schedule a check-up with our doctor. Of course, it has nothing to do with them, but it has everything to do with us. You might sit there and go through your regular excuses, “ I don’t have the time… I don’t want to pay my deductible… I know what I need to work on already…”
The reality is that we just do not want to hear what might be wrong with us. I can’t think of anyone who genuinely enjoys surprises. And I’m not talking about finding a $20 bill in an old pair of jeans. Discovering something unknown and unexpected about your health can be a scary thing. But if and when you do, doesn’t it always seem like you can’t book an appointment fast enough to find out the root of your problem?
No matter how you look at it, the fact is we need these annual check-ups to make sure everything is where it should be and to be assured we’re doing everything we can to stay healthy.
Your electrical system is no different.
When something goes wrong, it seems like you can’t get if fixed fast enough, right? You’re all over it, thinking of new campaigns and programs to spearhead for future preventive maintenance. This may not be as scary as discovering that something is amiss with your personal health, but a problem with your electrical system can be severe if not caught early, resulting in unexpected costs, damage to equipment, and dissatisfaction in tenants.
Luckily, there are tools available to us today that create inexpensive and proactive ways for us to stay ahead of the curve and diagnose our electrical system, finding the problem areas before they become that unwanted surprise. I’m talking about Thermographic Imaging, more commonly known as an Infrared Scan.
An Infrared Inspection is a smart and cost-effective way to obtain an in-depth analysis of your electrical system, identify weaknesses, and plan which tests and services need to be performed to restore your electrical system to a healthy state.
Of course, resuming normal operation isn’t the absolute end goal here. If you could prevent a surprise outage or repair in the future, wouldn’t you take the steps necessary to weave the proper service into your preventive maintenance program next year? Every year?
When you include an annual Infrared Inspection of your property in your program, you’ll be rewarded with a clear action plan in regards to your electrical system. Uncover your potential problems early, plan and schedule to have them repaired, mitigate your risks, and enjoy the peace of mind and freedom to focus on all those other property improvement projects on your list.
Budget it, schedule it, and get the check-up your electrical system deserves.