Electrical Panel Services in San Diego
The electrical panel is the hub of your home’s electrical system. Keep it at its best with expert care from Point Loma Electric and Plumbing.
Electrical systems don’t seem that complicated on paper. They are made up of three simple parts. The electrical company, the electrical wire, and the electrical box. However, when you open up that circuit breaker box, you start to understand the complexity that is your electrical system. It is highly recommended not to ever try to service your own breaker box. That is something that should always be left up to the professionals. For those located in the San Diego area, Point Loma Electric and Plumbing are the trained and trusted professionals to call. We are fully licensed, insured, and background checked- no exceptions. We also arrive in fully stocked trucks to ensure the efficiency of the appointment.
Even with a panel upgrade, old wiring can still leave your home unsafe. We offer full electrical wiring services, including aluminum wiring remediation for those older homes in the area.
Signs Your Electrical Panel Needs Repair
Electrical panel repair is common in homes. If you think about it, you use your electricity multiple times every day. For as often as you use it, your electrical panel box really doesn’t need that much maintenance. However, it is recommended to have it looked at by one of our professionals once a year not only to help prevent fuse box repair costs later, but also to ensure your safety.
However, even with the best maintenance, electrical panel repair is still a common occurrence for many homeowners in the area. Some signs your panel needs to be serviced are:
- Once the breakers trip, they won’t reset
- The breakers trip often
- Warmth in or behind the panel
- Lights flicker when you use appliances
- Humming noises inside the circuit breaker box
Any of these issues could be an indication that your system is close to an emergency situation. In some cases, it’s as simple as replacing a circuit breaker that has deteriorated with time. However, if the entire panel is damaged or your older San Diego area home is still using a fuse box, this is a cause for concern.
When to Replace Your Electrical Panel
Age is the number one reason for replacing an electrical panel. Typically, an electrical panel will last you 60 years, even longer if you get regular maintenance done. If you just moved into an old home, chances are, you will have to replace the breaker box while you live in the home. Installing a breaker panel is something that should always be done by the experts, and if you’re moving into a new home, you have no way of knowing if that was done properly or not.
Age isn’t the only reason you might need a panel upgrade, though. Some reasons a breaker box replacement is necessary are:
- Smelling something burning near your breaker box
- There’s a burn mark on the wall
- Wires are melted
- A strange hissing sounds coming from the box
- Appliances are overheating
If you just moved into a home and you are realizing your electrical needs are more than your breaker box allows, this is also a reason for a breaker box upgrade. Additionally, its important to search your home for a sub panel. In some instances, individual appliances that require more power have a separate box that will need to be serviced by experts. When you call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing you are getting trained and insured professionals that have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.
Purchasing an older home in the area? Be sure to schedule a home safety inspection – the best way to assess any potential electrical faults or code issues.
Don’t Put Off Electrical Panel Repair
Putting off electrical panel replacement and repairs is dangerous. You could potentially put yourself, your home, and even your neighbors in danger if you neglect electrical issues. Every year, there are approximately 51,000 electrical fires around the world. When you leave breaker panel issues unresolved, it can quickly escalate into a house fire.
It’s always best to be on the safer side of things when dealing with electrical issues – especially when it may be something as simple as a breaker repair instead of a full replacement. Don’t let things get out of hand. Point Loma Electric and Plumbing will keep you safe and have over 32 years of successful service to show for it.
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has served the greater San Diego area for the last 32 years and counting. You can call us at (619) 224-0672 for all of your electrical panel needs - from upgrades to repair, we have you covered!