Electrical Panel Installation & Maintenance in Lexington, NC

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Professional, Licensed Electricians - Not Only Important But Necessary

No matter the electrical project, it's necessary to have the job done correctly and up-to-code for your family's safety.

We'll give you the expert range of electrical installation options from our qualified, licensed and experienced electricians, so you have the comfort and peace of mind to make an informed decision before any work is started.

Benefits of a Recently Serviced Electrical Breaker Panel

  • Upgrading to circuit breakers are safer than fuses (less of a fire hazard)
  • Circuit breakers are easier to reset than a blown fuse
  • Some insurance companies will not insure a home with a fuse panel
  • Upgrading from fuses to breakers allows more breaker space for future circuits
  • Upgrading the panel can take care of a number of blown fuse problems
  • Upgrading the panel ensures proper labeling of all circuits
  • Upgrading the panel ensures proper grounding
  • Upgrading the panel will allow the electrician to organize the old wiring and fuse boxes into one organized panel
  • Upgrading the panel ensures that all wiring is installed on properly sized circuits

Your Electrical Panel Does Need Regular Maintenance!

The electrical panel is the center of the entire electrical system in your home, and if it doesn’t work, you won’t have electricity for your home.

This is why it’s a good idea to upgrade an old electrical panel in your house to a new one, especially if your older panel still uses fuses rather than safer and more effective circuit breakers.

Keep in mind that the amount of electricity that homes use today is much larger than it was only a decade ago, so it’s good planning to see that your panel can keep up with your household’s demands.

Your panel is constantly heating up and cooling down whenever an
appliance is used. After 15 to 25 years, that expansion and contraction will inevitably take its toll. How do you know when it’s time to replace your home’s electrical panel?

4 Signs That Your Electrical Panel Requires Maintenance From Pro Plumbing Air & Electric

  1. It’s an old fuse box. - If your home has an old system with screws and/or fuses, we highly recommend moving to a modern circuit breaker panel.
  2. The breaker is always tripping. - Most people go years before having to touch their panel. If you have a modern panel but notice that the breakers are constantly tripping, that’s a good indication that the panel is beginning to wear down.
  3. There’s evidence an electrical fire occurred in the panel. - A burnt plastic smell or discoloration marks around the circuit breakers are indicators that there may have been a fire in the panel. (Fires in the panel extinguish themselves quickly because of the lack of a fuel source.) This is a situation that should be addressed to prevent a further fire hazard.
  4. The breakers don't stay set. - If a breaker trips and you can’t reset it, there could be a problem with the breaker, the circuit, or the panel. A qualified professional should check it out as soon as possible.
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More About Regular Electrical Panel Maintenance

There’s a common misconception that the circuit breaker panel in a home doesn’t need to have routine preventive maintenance. After all, there aren’t that many moving parts in a circuit breaker panel—the breakers only move when one of them trips—so how much stress could it really take on over the year? The answer is quite a lot.

According to research from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the failure rate of electrical components is three times higher if they don’t receive regular maintenance to prevent problems.

The main issues that face an electrical panel over the year are loose connections and exposure to moisture. Temperature changes are behind both of these problems. Loose connections will lead to circuits failing, and moisture will encourage corrosion, which can ruin the whole panel.

You cannot maintain an electrical panel on your own as a DIY project: this places you at risk of a dangerously high voltage shock. This is when you need to call on your local Lexington, NC licensed electricians at Pro Plumbing Air & Electric. We’ll inspect the panel and run tests to check if anything needs tightening or other repairs. Our technicians can also advise you if you have an aging electrical panel that should be installed to replace your current unit.

What To Know About Replacing Your Electrical Panel

You'll want to have Pro Plumbing Air & Electric replace and install a new electrical panel if you have a Federal Pacific or Zinsco / GTE-Sylvania panel. These panels are old, obsolete, and sometimes dangerous.

For a long time (1950s-1980s) Federal Pacific Electric was one of the most popular manufacturers of electrical panels in the United States. And they were installed in millions of homes, but these panels are extremely unsafe.

  • Why they’re unsafe: FPE electric panels’ circuit breakers fail to trip when they should (when there’s a short circuit or circuit overload). This problem has lead to thousands of fires across the United States. Also, many reports that FPE circuits in the off position still send power to the circuit. This can cause electrocution when working on a circuit you believe to be off, or the surge of power can melt wires and start a fire in your home.
  • How to tell if you have one: FPE panels are most common in homes built between 1950 and 1980. Federal Pacific Electric or Zinsco will likely be written on the cover of your breaker box. Inside, look for the name Stab-Loc (the brand name of the circuit breakers).
  • However, not all Sylvania and GTE-Slyvania branded panels are dangerous. So if you have one, an electrician will need to inspect it to see if it has the problematic design.

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