Light poles play an important role in the safety and security of everything from residential streets and housing developments to parking lots, restaurants, shopping centers, and industrial facilities. With the effects of winds, vibration, and corrosion in a typical outdoor environment, frequent inspections and maintenance are essential to ensure that a light pole is safe and structurally sound.
Light poles make it easier to navigate dark roads, walkways, and parking lots, helping to avoid accidents and injuries. They also discourage crimes like vandalism and theft, and they provide the extra safety and security that businesses require to attract customers after dark. When given the choice between a bright, well-lit business or one with insufficient lighting and burned-out or flickering bulbs, most customers will choose the brightly-lit business simply because it feels safer and shows that the owners have pride in their business.
Over many years, winds, vibration, metal fatigue, and corrosion can affect the structural integrity of a light pole, increasing the chances that it will topple over during inclement weather or from an accidental impact. The constant flexing can also damage wires, causing electrical hazards, plus normal wear and age can cause bulbs, photosensors, or timers to fail. To avoid injuries, property damage, and operational failures, routine inspections and maintenance are critical. This typically includes:
Although a basic visual inspection can be done yourself periodically, light poles should also be inspected by a professional on a regular schedule.
At John Goudie Electric, we can ensure the light poles and parking lot lights at your facility are safe, secure, and structurally sound. We feature advanced diagnostic equipment and bucket trucks to provide complete inspection and maintenance services, as well as licensed electricians to correct any electrical problems we find. We serve commercial facilities throughout Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia, providing comprehensive electrical services that range from light pole maintenance and repairs to electrical service upgrades and complete build outs.
To schedule an appointment at your Maryland or Virginia business, contact us at (301) 609-9450 today!