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Top Rated Electrical Panel Services
A problem in your home’s electrical or breaker panel means trouble for every electric device in the house. And while you may not immediately think about the electrical panel as the cause of a problem, here are a few signs that it may be.
Frequent Breaker Trips
Tripping a breaker now and then isn’t concerning; however, if it frequently happens when using appliances like microwaves or hairdryers, you should call an electrician to troubleshoot the problem.
Your Home Has a Fuse Box
If your home was built before the 1960s, you probably have a fuse box instead of a breaker panel. Fuse boxes were revolutionary for their time, but today, they pose fire risks and typically can’t meet the power demands of the modern family. Consider upgrading your fuse box to a breaker panel if you want to bring your electrical system up to code.
When running appliances, dimming or flickering lights means your system is over capacity and needs upgrading to give you the power you need.
If you’re experiencing electrical problems with a single appliance or throughout your house, the problem could be with your breaker panel. Call the professionals at Southwest Florida Electric Inc. to troubleshoot the problem.
Signs You May Need Wiring Replacement
Because most of your wiring runs behind the walls, it’s not easy to know when there’s a problem. However, here are a few signs that you may be due for a wiring upgrade or replacement.
Your Home Was Built Between 1965 and 1973
Aluminum electrical wiring was used in many homes built during this period because it was cheaper than copper. Copper, however, is the preferred material because it does not corrode, is malleable, and is an excellent conductor of electricity.
The problem with aluminum wires lies in the connections. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, homes containing aluminum wiring are up to 55 times more likely to be at risk of fire than those using copper wires.
Scorched Sockets or Switches
Brown marks on your electrical sockets could result from tiny fires caused by loose connections in the sockets. These loose connections can cause electric arcing, leading to an electrical fire.
Blown Fuses or Tripped Breakers
If you have random breaker trips or blown fuses, it could mean your wiring is outdated or a faulty appliance that’s causing the problem.
Although it could also be a problem with a malfunctioning appliance, it’s best to call an electrician to diagnose the issue.
Getting an electric shock, even a tiny one, when plugging a device into a socket, then it must be checked immediately. Similarly, if you hear buzzing sounds coming from a socket, check it as soon as possible.
Outdated or worn-out wiring isn’t something to ignore. Call the Southwest Florida Electric Inc. experts to inspect your home’s wiring to keep everyone safe.