Electrical Panel Repair Norfolk
If there’s something wrong with your electrical panel, you can’t afford to put off resolving it. Electrical panels control the flow of electricity in your home, and when they malfunction, the consequences could be dire for your house and your wallet. Early signs of electrical panel damage are often just annoying, but left unchecked, the damage could cause a fire or electrocution. To avoid those outcomes, get your panel inspected and repaired sooner rather than later.
While you can pick up some of the typical best practices for electrical repair online, replacing or repairing an electrical panel is task best suited to a licensed professional. Working with electricity is unquestionably dangerous, and a proper electrician knows all the codes and standards to meet, not to mention being able to identify the specific needs for your home.
Electrical panel repair is often a quick job, taking no more than a few hours. However, a more complex task such as rewiring the panel or performing a service upgrade is more involved, and could take more than a full day to complete. A licensed electrician has the skill and know how to estimate just how long a job will take and calculate the likely expenses, both of which are valuable to you since repairing the panel requires that the power be cut off to most if not all of the home.
Ideally, you don’t want to be in a circumstance where your electrical panel needs repairs, so here are some tips to prevent issues with the system:
- Get your wiring inspected regularly, once every five years at the most, and always get the wiring inspected when moving into an older property.
- Never use an appliance with a damaged flex, and absolutely never wire the flexes together.
- Avoid using portable appliances in the bathroom if they must be plugged in to operate.
- Stop using appliances that are acting up and get them inspected.
- Install a Residual Current Device (RCD) to protect your home, especially if you use power tools frequently.
- Stick to electrical equipment with the CE mark, as this indicates compliance with regulations.
- Never overload an electric socket.
At Nipper Electric, safety is our number one priority. It’s our job and our goal to ensure that your home remains a safe environment for you and our team, so we refuse to cut corners whether we’re working with a live current or a dead one. We’re always up front about everything involved in our work, from the price to the length of time involved. So if your electrical panel is in need of repairs, give us a call and we’ll do our best to get your home back to working order.