Dangerous Fire Hazard in a 100,000 S.F. Class “A” Building

I was at a commercial inspection the other day in Boca Raton and I found something very interesting. Frightening, but interesting. The property was consisted of a class A office building that was just over 100,000 square feet. The building was originally constructed in 1985 but was completely renovated in 2007. The electrical system for the entire 100,000 square foot building was fed through one main service meter. When I was performing my commercial inspection on the service meter, it looked like there was an explosion in the meter can. One of the reasons this is such a big deal is because, without getting to technical, it takes some serious electrical components to power 100,000 square feet of office and it is all feeding right through three wires inside this box.

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Luckily, the buyer of the property hired a building inspector in Palm Beach because the owners and the property manager had no idea about this problem.

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