Lighting maintenance differs from lighting repair in the following way: Lighting maintenance is scheduled in advance and it is done at regular intervals. An agreement between the client and our company would authorize us to maintain the agreed upon area(s) at predetermined intervals. These agreements are usually monthly or quarterly. This way you can always have a well-lit facility and frees you to focus your time on running your business, not having to worry about which fixtures are out and calling us to schedule a service call.
Beside the all the advantages of keeping a well-lit facility, timely maintenance is important because it saves you money in the long term. It prevents small problems from becoming bigger ones, as well as creating other possible safety issues. Keep in mind, even though a fixture may be compromised and not emitting light, electrical current is still running to it. This causes undue strain on the lamp socket and the fixture’s internal ballast. Not changing the lamp in a timely fashion can cause premature ballast failure and sockets which can literally fuse with the lamp bases. Replacement under these circumstances requires more labor and higher material expenses.
Parking Lot Lighting
Good exterior parking lot lighting should also be high on any company’s priority list. A well lit parking lot, one without dark spots, makes for a good image. When it comes to parking lot lighting, we create a map of each light pole. After performing repairs, we note both the pole and the lighting fixture involved. We thus keep a running history of the work we have done in your parking lot.
Whether your company has one pole light or five hundred, thirty-foot poles or sixty-foot poles, LMS Electrical is one of the most experienced lighting maintenance service companies in Houston. Our experienced electricians will save your company money.
If you seek a maintenance agreement for your lighting, we can easily provide you one. Typically, our agreements spell out types of services provided, the cost of services, material costs and payment terms. We also offer ongoing survey agreements for property surveys on an ongoing schedule. After each survey, you will be emailed our report, which outlines any lighting problems and the costs related to fixing them. You will have the opportunity to give us approval to proceed. Costs associated with drive-by surveys depend on the size and number of locations being surveyed.
Efficiency = Cost Savings
Like efficient lighting, efficient contractors will save you time and thus money. At LMS Electrical, we carry a wide variety of lamps and ballasts on each of our trucks. This is important so that, as a client, you are not charged while we go get lamps or ballasts we should be carrying on the truck to start with. To avoid this mishap, we retain a complete history of the needs of each client. Additionally, we also chart each parking lot, numbering each pole and lamp fixture so there is a history of our work and reference for future work.