If appliances, outlets, or electrical panels are on the fritz in South Florida homes, scheduling electrical repairs with experienced electricians is the way to go since problems with electrical systems can be difficult and even dangerous to diagnose. Any problems you detect should be addressed quickly to prevent permanent damage to your appliances, electrical system, and home and being informed about electrical panel complications that you could encounter is a smart move. You should consider repairing or a panel upgrade regardless of how old it is, electrical panels should last 20 to 30 years, but if yours is malfunctioning. Be sure to observe for overcrowding, corrosion, over fusing, and missing handle ties especially if the electric panels are between 20 and 30 years and/or malfunctioning. Today, we at Burley Electrical Services would like to share common electrical panel complications.
Basics of Electrical Panels
The main point of electrical distribution in your home is the electrical circuit breaker panel. From your utility company’s lines, through an electrical meter, and into the electrical panel is how the power travels.
Knowing these terms can help you understand electrical panel diagnosis, you may hear electricians throw around terms such as “amps,” “watts,” and “voltage.” Watts measure the total power an appliance uses, the amount of electricity traveling through your electrical wires is measured in amps, and the force of electricity traveling through your electrical wires is measured with voltage.
How Do You Know if Your Electrical Panel is Bad or Needs Service
1) Overloaded / Under-Powered Electrical Panels: Be certain that your electrical panel is neither under-powered nor overcrowded to maintain safety. Electricians are recommending 200-amp panels for modern homes though a standard breaker panel can manage about 100 amps. You should definitely upgrade to a larger panel if you require more circuits.
2) Corroded Electrical Panel: On your electrical panel, be very diligent about checking for corrosion. The presence of moisture or humidity often results in corrosion. Hire a trained professional to assess the damage in the event you spot corrosion or rust stains on any part of your electrical system.
3) Over Fusing: When a load-carrying wire is too small for the fuse or breaker that it’s connected to, the term “over fusing” describes what happens. The circuit breaker won’t trip when overloaded when over fusing occurs. It should be taken very seriously since this problem presents an electrical fire hazard.
4) Damaged or Missing Handle Ties: To connect breaker switches on a 2-pole breaker, the components handle ties are used. These breaker switches should only be connected with handle ties. Should the handle switches be missing or damaged, they must be replaced quickly.
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To make sure that the electrical system in your home is updated and safe, Burley Electrical Services is a trusted electrical company that can assist you no matter if your electrical panel is overcrowded, aging is experiencing other problems. Our qualified electricians have the training and experience, and use premium products and advanced equipment to ensure high-quality, long-term results. Call us today!