Safe Electrical Panel Installation & Repair
Protect Your Home From Potential Electrical Panel Issues
In years past, many electrical panels in North Texas homes were not installed for today’s electricity needs.
You’ve probably experienced a blown fuse or tripped breaker. The circuit will shut down in order to prevent overheating, which can lead to sparks and electrical fires. In many cases, you can solve the problem by switching around where things are plugged in and more evenly distribute the electricity.
Circuits are designed to shut down safely when they experience a power overload or short circuit. If you plug too many appliances into one outlet, you may be drawing more power than the circuit can handle.
In recent years, a more serious electrical issue has been revealed regarding faulty panels, specifically, electrical panels manufactured by Federal Pacific. The federal government has issued a message of caution about Federal Pacific Stab-Lok electric panels to homeowners, electricians, home inspectors, and real estate agents. At issue, when a circuit breaker gets overloaded and overheats, the breaker is supposed to trip, shutting off to prevent a fire, but some of the breakers don’t work properly. The panels were installed in thousands of homes in North Texas in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. Federal Pacific is no longer in business.
If you live in the Garland, Mesquite, Wylie, Plano, Richardson, or Dallas Texas areas and you have a Federal Pacific breaker box, Zinsco or Zinsco-Sylvania electrical panel, it probably needs to be replaced as soon as possible. These panels have also been installed in other areas across North Texas. If you suspect you have one of these faulty panels, give us a call and we will be happy to schedule an inspection for your peace of mind.
If you’re experiencing blown fuses or tripped breakers on a regular basis, you might be due for an electrical panel upgrade. Similarly, if your lights are flickering or just aren’t fully bright, you might need a panel upgrade. In general, if your home is more than 20 years old, or if the service panel has less than 200 amps of electricity available, it’s time for a new electrical service panel. [ read more ]
Call Rockwall Electric at (972) 771-5390 to schedule a service appointment today. We will provide a comprehensive inspection of your home electrical panel, test those pesky breakers that are tripping, and honestly evaluate any safety issues in your home.
Safety, security, and reliability. That’s Rockwall Electric!
Should You Get An Electrical Panel Replacement or Repair?
Electrical Panels: Important Technology
Today, consumers who request service for electrical panels sometimes wonder whether they should ask an electrician to completely repair or replace this critical equipment? Fortunately, customers rarely need to make this decision alone. Capable electricians recommend the most cost-effective course of action, based upon their inspection of the residential or commercial electrical system.
About Electrical Panels
Electrical control panels usually serve as sites where the electrical wiring from circuits in a home or a business connect with power lines supplied by an electrical utility company. These metal casings provide an interface. They enable a property manager, a supervisor, or a homeowner to quickly gain an overview of individual circuits within the electrical system.
Electrical Fuses And Safety Issues
The panels typically house "breaker" fuses, which trip if an individual circuit grows overloaded. This process supplies a useful safety precaution. Blowing a fuse represents a much safer alternative than allowing overloaded circuit wiring to grow hot and possibly melt. If a fuse repeatedly trips, the property owner should consider seeking the assistance of a licensed electrician. It may prove necessary to obtain repairs or even a complete electrical system rewiring.
Obtain Well-Qualified Assistance From Electricians
Does your home or business in the Greater Rockwall Area require electrical panel repair or even electrical panel replacement? Consider asking a licensed repairer which strategy provides the most economical solution. You'll save money and avoid potential hazards by relying upon the best judgment of people trained in this specialized field. Best of all, you'll gain peace of mind knowing you've sought expert advice. We'll gladly assist you in evaluating the cost to replace electrical panel components versus the cost to obtain a complete electrical panel replacement. If you prefer, you always enjoy the option of obtaining a second or third opinion from other electricians.
Repair or Replacement: A Choice Best Entrusted to Experts
Why should consumers trust licensed experts to recommend either undertaking repairs or assuming the cost to replace electrical panel components? First, while property owners may understand some aspects of wiring circuits, these individuals typically lack the skill sets required to make well-informed decisions about electrical panels without input from an electrician. Some amateurs do possess advanced knowledge in this trade; however, the vast majority of customers do not. The team at Rockwall Electric helps customers evaluate and compare available options for electrical panel repair or replacement.
Rockwall Electric Values Our Customers
By selecting a well-qualified electrician like Rockwall Electric, customers know they'll obtain excellent advice and service. If a badly damaged electrical system requires extensive rewiring, the costs of completing this project might exceed installing a completely new panel. The electricians employed by Rockwall Electric strive to render a superb quality of service by clearly explaining the pros and cons of repair versus replacement options. We want to help our customers obtain the best possible outcomes for their unique circumstances.
When electrical problems impact electrical control panels, a variety of issues may complicate repair versus replacement decisions. For instance, sometimes property owners install additions to vintage buildings. A realty owner may need to decide whether or not to upgrade or expand an existing control panel. In some cases, it may prove more cost-effective to undertake the installation of a completely new wiring system. In resolving this dilemma, most people appreciate advice supplied by experienced electricians like the ones working for Rockwall Electric. By seeking our assistance during the project planning stage, savvy property owners help minimize construction expenses.
Assistance For Every Budget
Today, the costs of performing work on electrical control panels sometimes vary from one region of the nation to another. In our region of the United States, some experts place the average cost of installing a new 100-ampere electrical panel between $1200 and $2100. However, other considerations, such as the total number of circuits involved in a rewiring project and the size and layout of the property also typically factor into the costs involved. We assist customers by offering written estimates, detailed price breakdowns, and troubleshooting your home or business.
Contact Rockwall Electric
Do you require assistance with any type of electrical control panel problem? In Rockwall, Texas, contact Rockwall Electric by dialing 972-771-5390. Obtain fast, dependable assistance. We look forward to helping you!