Having an electrical panel that’s up to code in your Tacoma home is essential. This panel contains circuit breakers that protect your household from potentially dangerous power surges. An old, faulty or malfunctioning panel puts your home at a higher risk of fire. Here are some warning signs to watch for.
Circuit Breakers Are Constantly Tripping
How often are you resetting the breakers in your home? If you’re dealing with this issue multiple times a week, it’s time to contact an electrical contractor. Either your panel is starting to wear down, or your household electrical needs are exceeding the panel’s capacity.
Breakers Won’t Reset
If a breaker trips, you should be able to reset it to allow power to resume. There may be something wrong with your panel, however, if resetting the breaker doesn’t work.
You See Signs of Electrical Fire Marks
You should contact an electrician for emergency service immediately if you notice signs of electrical fires in your service panel. As the wires in your panel wear down over time, they can burn out and cause small fires. There are a few indicators that this has happened, including strong smells coming from the panel and charring around the circuit breakers.
Need to Replace Your Electrical Panel in Tacoma?
Electric panels should be replaced every 25 to 40 years, so the first place to start is with the age of your home. If your home falls into that age bracket and you’ve never replaced the panel, it’s time to start thinking about it. Reach out to HB Electric Solutions today. Our experienced contractors are here to help. We provide superior electrical remodeling and upgrading services for residential and commercial clients. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or inquire about our offerings.
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