Tips to Help Avoid Electrical Repairs in Your Akron Commercial Kitchen

  • Blue Collar Electricians
  • February 10, 2020

Something’s burning, and it’s not the entrée!

Kitchen electrical damage can cripple your business. Here’s how you avoid it!


Akron is bustling right now and new establishments are popping up left and right. With projects like the Retail Revival joint program between the city and eBay, there is an increased focus on bringing storefront shopping to the area. As we all know, where there is shopping, there is food. This puts a focus on commercial kitchen electrical repairs and maintenance in Akron. Whether you are building a new space or renovating an existing restaurant, a focus on electrical systems is vital. Even if you’re not moving anywhere, you should be paying attention to the conditions of your outlets and electrical systems. As you can see in the picture above, build up from common kitchen materials like grease can wreak havoc on your electrical systems and become a danger to you, your staff, and your patrons. With that in mind, Blue Collar Electricians has some tips to help you avoid costly commercial kitchen electrical repairs in Akron.

Tip #1: Make sure that all outlets near water sources are properly grounded.

It seems like a no brainer, but older kitchens might not have the proper ground in place to prevent dangerous conditions and shock when the outlet is near water.

Tip #2: Keep your outlets and plugs grease free. 

When your staff is cleaning at the end of the night, make sure that they are unplugging appliances and cleaning grease from the exterior. They should make sure that all cords and prongs are grease free as well.

Tip #3: Check the temperature of your extension cords.

If you are using extension cords and they are warm to the touch, that could be a sign that they are being pushed past their limits and should be disconnected immediately.

Tip #4: Install floor or ceiling plugs so cords aren’t running across the floor.

If you are open or operating your restaurant currently, this should already be the case, but if you are getting ready to renovate or open a new space, this is mandatory for safety.

Tip #5: Install safety switches.

Label them as well, so you know exactly which switches to flip in an emergency situation. 

Tip #6: Leave the electrical work to the pros.

It can be tempting to save a few bucks by handling repairs and maintenance on your own, but this can come back to bite you. Leaving electrical work to the professionals is the best way to save money and get long-lasting quality.

When it comes to commercial kitchen electrical repair and maintenance in Akron, no one delivers like Blue Collar Electricians. Our team is there when you need us, and we’re always ready to provide outstanding service with the expertise you’re looking for. For commercial kitchen electrical service, contact us today!