Circuit Panel Repair – What You Need To Know
When you head to bed, tonight do you want to wonder about whether or not you need a circuit panel replacement or what you want to do tomorrow? Our guess is that you don’t want to think about potential house fires any more than we do. So what can you do if you know that your home circuit panel is getting old, or you have some outlets that only work 50% of the time? The answer, of course, is a circuit panel replacement done by a licensed electrician.
Hidden Electrical Dangers
When it comes to circuit panels, in most cases, if you have a house that is less than 25 years old you are not in much danger. Most homes built between 1950 and 1990 will need their circuit panel to be inspected and in most cases replaced. The reason that many homes from this era are in dire need of circuit panel replacement is that of a company called Federal Pacific. The problem that lies in these failed panels is that the simply do not “break” the circuit when necessary. That is to say that if a large surge of power were to go through your home, you would be at risk of that power not being stopped at your heart of electricity of your home and instead rushed to a more volatile electronic device in your home. What happens when all of that voltage goes to your new flat screen TV you ask? The answer is simple, not only will you need a circuit panel replacement but you will also need a new TV and in some cases a new house depending on if it causes a fire.
Do you need a circuit panel repair?
While it is important to note that not every home in the United States is in need of a circuit breaker replacement, it is important that you get your equipment inspected at least once a year. At Suncoast Electric and Air, we have seen panels that are perfect after a dozen years and some that are on their last legs after five years. We believe it is important to the safety of your family as well the value of your home schedule a circuit panel repair as soon as possible to make sure that your home is safe. If you are having electrical issues and need assistance contact our office at 561-220-0183.