Preventative maintenance on your electrical panel should be done at least every three years. As a responsible homeowner, you should know the location of your main shut off breaker.
Here are some common signs that you need to get your electrical panel checked:
A circuit breaker “trips” to cut off electrical flow and prevent overheating. This can be caused by an overloaded circuit, short circuit, or ground fault. Read more
If there are signs of burned or overheated components in the panel, you should call a qualified electrician. Overheated components might cause electrical fire, so it is important to find out the root cause of the electrical failure.
When your lights flicker or spark, you should seek a professional electrician as soon as possible because these are signs of severe damage to the electrical system.
ELA Home Repairs provides free referrals to a licensed, bonded, and insured contractor for homeowners. If you need an electrician, call us at 1800-368-PROS or visit our website www.elahomerepairs.org .