Panel Replacement and Repair
The electrical panel or box, also called a circuit breaker or fuse box, is meant to interrupt electricity upon detection of a fault condition, such as a circuit overload, short circuit, or ground fault. All the individual breakers or fuses for your home are inside the metal box.
The panel is probably the most important safety device in your home. If it weren’t working to control and detect all the electricity in the home, electricity would be too dangerous to use on a practical basis. If the panel isn’t working properly, you could be at serious risk of frying electrical equipment, electrical arcing, shocks, and fires.
For example, if someone were to hammer a nail into a wall, accidentally cutting through a wire, the panel would turn off power to that circuit before the wire can overheat and cause a fire. Panels are meant to last a long time, but it’s important to have a professional electrician keep tabs on its condition.
Panel Repair and Replacement Warning Signs
Do you keep overloading the circuit? Are you planning an addition or remodel? Have you noticed any signs of rust or damage to your electrical panel? If you answered yes to any of these questions, call a certified electrician as soon as possible to discuss your options. You may need to upgrade or replace your electrical panel.
As the main hub of your electrical system, the condition of your electrical panel is most important. Never ignore signs of a constantly overloaded circuit or anything unusual about your electrical panel.
Contact a certified electrician as soon as you notice any of these signs of a panel problem:
- Zinsco or Federal Pacific (FPE) panel
- Old, outdated panels (older than 15 years)
- Visible damage or corrosion on or near the panel
- Different types of breakers or fuses are installed
- Breakers trip or fuses blow frequently
- Strange smells like fish, rotten eggs, or burning plastic
- Signs of rust or melting
- Strange sounds, like hissing
- Frequent power surges or flickering lights
- General electrical problems
Fuse boxes normally indicate a panel that is over 15 years old. If you have an older home that uses fuses instead of breakers, speak with a professional electrician about replacing it with a breaker panel.
Contact the certified electricians at Aardvark Electric immediately if you have a Zinsco or Federal Pacific (FPE) panel, or if you suspect a dangerous condition, such as strange smells.
Expert Atlanta Circuit Breaker and Fuse Box Service
Gain peace of mind with expert electrical panel repairs and replacements from Aardvark Electric. We have been serving the Atlanta, GA area for decades and have the expertise and experience necessary to perform timely circuit breaker and fuse box repairs for your home or business.
For friendly and professional electrical safety inspections and panel upgrades, contact the licensed and insured electricians at Aardvark Electric. As with all of our services, we guarantee your complete satisfaction or your money back.
Whether you need an electrical panel repair, maintenance, or replacement, trust the expert Atlanta electricians at Aardvark Electric.
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