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Electrical Panel Repair and Installation
Expert Electrical Panel Repair and Installation in Douglasville and Surrounding Areas
The electrical panel is the brain of your home’s electrical system. It’s where the power from your utility company is distributed to different areas of your home via exit wires, also known as branch circuits. These branch circuits are connected to your panel by the circuit breaker, which cuts off power to the branch circuits in case of an overload. Aging circuit breakers and improper installation and maintenance can make this panel the most dangerous part of your home. Even in a new home, regular maintenance of your electrical panel is required to help safeguard your family.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in an estimated 47,700 home fires in 2011. These fires caused 418 resident deaths, 1,570 injuries and $1.4 billion in property damage. As stated by this data, in half of the fires started by electrical failures or malfunctions, some type of electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in ignition.
When you add or upgrade electrical appliances in your home, you also increase the demand on your electrical panel. Depending on the age of your home and your regular usage, you may be asking more of your current panel than it can give. In such cases, replacing an aging panel or installing a sub-panel can relieve the excess and unsafe electrical load.
Ragsdale’s highly skilled and licensed electricians will inspect your panel on every electrical service call. Signs your panel may need repair or replacement include flickering lights, a burning smell, tripping breakers or fuses that blow, buzzing sounds and electrical problems that seem to come and go. If your home currently has a Federal Pacific or Zinsco panel, it’s important to have it inspected immediately.
Call Ragsdale today for expert electrical panel repair and installation in Douglasville and surrounding areas by licensed electricians.