Riverside Electrical offers services to residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. This may be your first time to needing electrical services or you just need a refresher on the differences between these types of buildings. Riverside Electrical is here to help break it down for you!

Lets start with residential buildings. What does that mean? Well to put it simply residential buildings are either single family homes, duplexes, apartments, or condominiums where people live. These are by definition, residences. However residential buildings have certain general requirements like kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. They can be either multifamily structures or just simple houses where people live.

Now what is commercial? Commercial buildings are workplaces, offices, stores, or other distinctive structures used in and for businesses, or commerce. So to put it simply, buildings designed for work. There are different building codes for commercial spaces. Such as a maximum occupancy limit, bathrooms with handicapped accessibility provided, fire escape plans, fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems, lighting requirements, and other things not usually required for residential buildings. It sets the two apart this way.

Finally what is industrial? Industrial buildings are generally factory or warehouse buildings, where stuff is made or stored for industries. Industrial buildings are often large, open space, warehouse like structures with factory floors where machinery works, supervisory office space, break rooms and bathrooms, and storage areas. The same general requirements for fire protection and life safety are usually required just like commercial buildings.

To help you remember this better, just think of it as residential is where you live, commercial is office space for work, and industrial is for factory or warehouse work. We hope this helps better educate what type of building you need service for. You can always call Riverside Electrical for more information.