If you’ve noticed something odd or something unfamiliar regarding your electrical currents or appliances in your home, you may be in need of an electrical panel repair. This panel is responsible for the flow to and from your outlets, and if something isn’t working properly there are a number of things that could happen that could either cost you a ton of money later, cause serious damage to you or your home, or both.
Problems with your breaker panel need to be resolved immediately to ensure these dangers don’t occur. Some electrical issues you may be experiencing may seem like nothing more than a nuisance, but they can actually be signals of something much more insidious with your panel that can increase risk of fire or electrical shock.
If your panel needs a circuit breaker replaced or the entire breaker box needs an overhaul, you’ll want a licensed electrician to resolve the issue. YouTube is great for learning some best practices, but real hands on with electricity is best left to professionals. Licensed pros can make sure the panel is working as expected according to all current industry standards, codes, and your home’s requirements.
Most of the time, an electrical panel repair may only take a few hours. If something needs rewiring or a service upgrade, that could take a full day or more and most likely all or a large part of the home will be without power for that time. A licensed pro can give you an accurate estimate of the time involved with the repair as well as the expense and products affected.
Some things you can do on your own to prevent issues from occurring are as follows:
- Have your wiring installation checked at least once every five years by an approved contractor, or straightaway if you are buying an older property
- Do not use appliances with damaged flexes. Don’t wire flexes together
- Keep portable mains-operated appliances out of the bathroom
- If an appliance appears faulty stop using it and have it checked at once
- Consider having a RCD (residual current device) for whole house protection. These are especially valuable when power tools are used
- Look for the CE mark when you buy electrical equipment (indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards)
- Never overload an electric socket.
As with all things electrical, safety is the very first thing to consider when work with live or dead currents. At Nipper Electric, we take safety very importantly and will ensure that all precautions are taken to protect you, your home, and our team. Our goal is to make sure you get back to regular operations as soon as possible with a solution that meets your needs. We’ll be open and honest up front about what all is involved, how much it will cost, and how much time it will take. Give us a call today so we can do what we do best to help you get back to what you do best.