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EV Charger Installations & Maintenance

As the push for sustainability continues to drive the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), providing accessible EV charging stations is becoming increasingly important for property owners and managers in the Bay Area. Whether you manage a commercial building, a multi-unit residential building, or a public facility, our EV Charger Installations & Maintenance services at Illumination Management Services (IMS) can help you stay ahead of the curve.

EV Charger Installation

We specialize in the end-to-end process of EV charger installation, from initial site assessment and design plans, to procurement of top-quality charging equipment, to the professional installation and set-up of the charging station. We ensure the installation is compliant with local codes and regulations, and is suited to the specific needs and constraints of your property.

Our expert team will guide you through the selection of the right charger type – Level 1, Level 2, or DC Fast Chargers, depending on your property’s power availability, the anticipated demand for the service, and your budget.

EV Charger Maintenance

Keeping your EV charging stations in top working condition is crucial to providing a valuable service to your tenants, employees, or visitors. We offer preventative maintenance services to reduce the risk of charger malfunction and prolong the lifespan of the equipment.

Our maintenance services include regular inspections, performance testing, software updates, cleaning, and immediate repairs in case of any issues. We also provide 24/7 emergency service for any unexpected breakdowns, to ensure minimal downtime of your EV charging stations.

Benefits of Our EV Charger Installations & Maintenance Services
  1. Attract and Retain Tenants: For commercial and residential buildings, offering EV charging stations can be a powerful attraction and retention tool, as it enhances the convenience for tenants with electric vehicles.
  2. Boost Property Value: Investing in EV charger infrastructure can increase your property value, by demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and modern amenities.
  3. Reduce Energy Costs: With smart EV charging solutions, you can manage the energy consumption of your charging stations and reduce peak demand charges.
  4. Support Sustainability: By facilitating the use of electric vehicles, you are helping to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a greener future.

 

At IMS, we understand the unique needs of property owners and managers in the Bay Area. We stay updated with the latest technology, trends, and regulations in the EV charging market, ensuring we provide the most relevant and effective solutions for our clients.

EV Charger Installation For Commercial and Residential Property Managers

For a property manager to install EV chargers on a commercial property, it primarily involves planning and coordination. Initially, they must assess the need and feasibility for EV chargers on the property, taking into account factors like existing electrical infrastructure, the expected demand for EV charging, and available space for charger installation. This is often followed by consultation with an electrical contractor to figure out the most suitable EV charging stations for the property. IMS is knowledgeable on the types of charging stations on the market and offers a non-biased opinion for what station makes the most sense for your property and intended use. The property manager also needs to understand and comply with local building codes and permits related to EV charger installation. IMS will help you maneuver through the process to ensure that the stations are built in accordance with local city building codes. Budget allocation is another crucial aspect, considering both the upfront costs of the chargers and installation, as well as ongoing costs for maintenance, electricity, and potential upgrades. IMS will help you understand what these charges will look like now and moving forward.

Installing EV chargers on an HOA residential property involves a process similar to that of commercial properties but with additional considerations. The HOA Board needs to first assess the demand for EV charging among residents and the suitability of communal areas for charger installation. It’s important for the HOA board to gain approval for the project and to address any concerns residents may have, IMS can help you furnish the plans to present for approval. Budgeting for the chargers, installation, ongoing electricity costs, and maintenance is a critical part of the planning process and IMS can help illuminate for you what some of those figures will look like moving forward. The property manager also needs to ensure that the installation complies with local building codes and regulations, and since IMS specializes in installing EV chargers in the Bay Area we are abundantly familiar with local city codes and building codes when it comes to planning and installing charging stations. Once the chargers are installed, a system for usage – which could include scheduling, fees, and troubleshooting – needs to be implemented and communicated clearly to residents. Regular maintenance and potential future upgrades should also be planned to ensure the long-term success of the project.

California Law also allows each resident of a multi-family unit property the ability to install an EV charger for their vehicle. HOA boards and property managers need to provide a community wide plan that makes sense for all residents and is forward looking to ensure the infrastructure plans are designed to accommodate charging systems that make sense not just for the individual resident but for the community as a whole.

Contact us today to learn more about our EV Charger Installations & Maintenance services and how we can help your property be ready for the electric vehicle revolution.

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