Just like the central nervous system connects information throughout your body, electrical service panels do the same with all the electricity in your home. You might know the panel by another name, such as circuit breaker or fuse box. No matter what you call it, the system function remains the same—distributing power throughout your home.

An improperly installed and maintained electrical system can be the most dangerous 6 square-feet in your home. Traditionally, your electrical panel is meant to withstand years of use, with low maintenance. To make sure your service panel is not poorly maintained, have the electrical system regularly checked.

Whether your home is aging or relatively new, at the time of its installation, your electrical panel was only meant to handle so much. Modern homes depend on high-functioning electrical panels on a day-to-day basis, often resulting in a maxed out panel. Have your circuit inspected to eliminate any concerns for the safety of your home.

Does your electrical panel need maintenance or repair?

If you’re like most homeowners, you only inspect your electrical panel if a circuit is tripped. However, waiting for the lights to go out is not the best way to identify a problem. Remember, electrical issues aren’t just inconvenient: They endanger the safety of your home.

In the National Fire Protection Association’s electrical safety tips for the home, the NFPA recommends you call an electrician when any of these electrical problems arise:

  • Buzzing or crackling sound from electrical panel
  • Flickering lights
  • Frequent blown fuses or tripped circuits
  • Hot electrical panel
  • Unexplained electrical issues

When dealing with electricity, remember it is always important to contact a professional. At Shockley Electric, our highly trained and licensed electricians work to assure your home is hazard free, and meet all your electrical needs.

Trust Shockley Electric to maintain your electrical system, and ultimately, the safety of your home. Please call (770) 630-6858 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation or inquire about an electrical service panel upgrade.