Electrical Panel Upgrades
Tuesday February 02, 2021
A faulty electrical service panel in a home or buisness places it in danger.
The service panel is where the main power line from outside a home enters and is routed throughout the electrical system. The panel also disconnects circuits if excess electricity flows through them by tripping circuit breakers.
If the panel starts to malfunction to the point that it can no longer function correctly, not only will it risk shutting down all electricity to the home or business, it will put it at risk of electrical fires.
You may be surprised by how many new appliances and gadgets your house and/or office building have acquired within the past 20 to 30 years.
- Constantly tripping circuit breakers: When a panel begins to wear, it will be more susceptible to power surges through the wires, and consequently will start to disconnect circuits more often. This can also happen because your home/office energy needs have surpassed the capacity of the service panel.
- Evidence of electrical fires in the panel: Wires that wear down inside an electrical panel can create fires-these often quickly burn themselves out, but they will leave behind signs that they’ve occurred. If you smell an acrid odor from the panel, or notice charring and discolored marks around the circuit breakers, you’ve probably had an electrical fire in the panel.
- Breakers will not remain reset: Resetting a tripped breaker should take care of a problem under normal circumstances-if you discover that a reset circuit breaker in the panel won’t stay reset, or it does not restore power, then you may have a faulty service panel.
If you have an older service panel, you need to pay attention to signs that it may need replacement—before it fully fails. If you detect any of the warning signs, call us right away to inspect the panel and see if it needs repairs or a complete replacement.
When you have Chapple Electric replace your service panel with a new model, your home or business will benefit from increased safety and convenience. Contact us for all your electrical needs—we’re here for you.
About Chapple ElectricChapple Electric LLC is a second generation, family owned company that was started in 1978 by our founder, Charles Chapple. What started out as a small 2 man operation doing residential electrical repairs has now become a large commercial, residential and industrial electrical contracting company, which operates with several crews across the state of Michigan. From the very beginning, complete customer satisfaction has been the cornerstone of our success and longevity.
Chapple Electric is one of Michigan's most trusted names in electrical repairs, installation and upgrades. Since 1978, we have been committed to excellence in design, workmanship, competitive pricing and customer service.
Why Choose Chapple Electric?At Chapple Electric, we know that the electrical system is the lifeblood of any structure. How that system functions can either enhance or hamper the comfort and productivity of its occupants. In order for the electrical system to function properly, it must be designed and tailored to the owner's needs and usage, correctly installed and be backed by a service team available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
To ensure this happens, you need to work with a company that's on top of the trade. One that knows electrical systems inside and out, and is in step with all the current codes and standards for the profession as well as the latest in technological and product advances. A company that has the professional staff and experience to design, build, deliver, install and maintain a system that's done right. Read More
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- Fenton, MI 48430
- Phone: 810-691-6921