Your electrical panel likely isn’t something you think about often. Most people only notice their electrical panel when there’s an issue. Most problems your electrical panel may have are easy to fix if caught early. Maintenance is the perfect way to keep your panel working well for years to come. Here are some benefits of electrical panel maintenance.
Catch Problems Early
The weather here in Modesto, CA can be rough on houses. Winter temperatures and precipitation can cause damage to many parts of your home. Some homes here are old, which can mean that their electrical panels have experienced many years of wear and tear. Older panels can have rust or other damage that can affect how well they work. It’s also easy to miss subtle signs of damage. Regular maintenance can catch problems early. You can then schedule small repairs instead of experiencing a sudden breakdown of your electrical panel that will be costly to fix.
Help Prevent Tripping Breakers
Many older or worn-out breakers will trip frequently. This can be a hassle. If you maintain your panel, it will be easy for your electrician to notice problems early and fix them. Many older homes are not set up for modern electrical needs, so it’s easy to accidentally overload a circuit.
Prevent House Fires
Electrical shorts in a circuit can cause electrical fires. An electrical panel that is hot or warm only in places can be due to electrical problems. You may also see signs of fires such as scorch marks or other discoloration. You may notice the smell of burning plastic near your panel, too. Wildfires are already a problem in Modesto and the surrounding areas, so it’s wise to do your part to avoid a house fire. Maintenance can help catch electrical issues in your home before there is a serious risk of an electrical fire.
Trust the Pros
There are plenty of other issues that might be caused by a poorly maintained electrical panel. Momentary losses of power or flickering lights are a big indicator of electrical issues. You may also notice a buzzing or sizzling noise. Finally, loose outlets are a major sign that your electrical system is older and needs maintenance.
If you want to make sure your electrical panel is in good shape, you should call a professional electrician for maintenance services. At The Electric Company, we can handle all your electrical panel needs and make sure your flow of power is smooth. Call us today to schedule a maintenance service appointment.