During a recent Property Condition Assessment at a Northeast apartment community, our inspection team spotted corrosion of electrical equipment at high voltage wiring and exterior lighting areas.
All over the country, no matter what region or state, corrosion is a problem, especially in multi-family communities that are in declining condition and without proper maintenance upkeep.
When electrical wires are left too long to the elements, the metal in the wires corrodes, or deteriorates, through a natural chemical process.
Every commercial building manager should periodically check the electrical systems, because electrical wires are prone to corrosion.
Expert building inspectors like Team CBC have the ability to quickly spot corrosion at electrical sites. In turn, once we notice the damage, we provide a solution of remedy by way of our thorough Property Condition Assessment reports.
For this case, we recommend evaluation and servicing by a qualified electrical contractor to deal with the issue.
Because of the corroded wires, electrical interruptions may occur, including power overloads or outages.
Not ideal for a community full of families!
This is just one of the many components we look at in our commercial real estate due diligence work, which includes buildings of all kinds, from the apartment community you see here, to office buildings, to retail centers, even movie theaters and art studios.