The electrical panel is the main distribution point for electricity throughout the home, therefore maintaining its efficient operation is critical to maintaining a safe, enjoyable home. Supplying power to each of the home’s electrical circuits, the electrical panel acts as the main point of connection to your electric provider and is engineered to provide reliable electrical service. Despite dependable design, electric panels can often require repair or upgrade for a number of reasons. These include age, wear, faulty repair and even changing electrical needs. At Martella Electric, we are experts in the repair or replacement of electrical panels and we can help you adequately assess your needs to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your electrical panel for years to come.
As the “brain” of your home’s electrical system, the circuit breaker panel controls the flow of electricity into your house. Usually providing 100 – 200 amps of power, the electrical panel distributes power to circuits located throughout your home and will break the connection to power in the event of a malfunction. Typically the electric service panel is designed to handle the power demands of a common household, however problems can occur due to a variety of circumstances:
Properly designed and maintained circuit breaker panels can operate for years with few issues, however in some cases repair is necessary. At Martella Electric, we carefully assess every electrical system to determine whether the electrical panel simply needs repair, upgrade or replacement.
Normally the first indication of trouble is when a circuit breaker triggers itself and disconnects the power as a result. Although this should be a relatively uncommon occurrence, problems that cause an occasional disruption in power are frequently easy to find and diagnose. However, at Martella Electric we find that many home and business owners unknowingly overlook symptoms that suggest that a circuit breaker is bad and may require replacement. These include:
Needless to say, these can be symptoms that suggest a circuit breaker may need replacement or a more serious underlying condition. If you experience frequently tripping breakers or any of these symptoms, call Martella Electric and we’ll be able to quickly identify and repair your circuit breaker panel.
Thankfully electrical systems are designed to provide reliable power for years with minimal maintenance, however there are instances where an electrical panel requires replacement or upgrade. Symptoms like frequently tripping circuit breakers, flickering lights or sparking are a strong indication that your electric panel requires professional attention. Although it’s difficult to determine whether a circuit breaker panel requires repair, upgrade or replacement without a full inspection, Martella Electric has found that some of the most frequent problems that require breaker panel replacement include:
Circuit breaker panels are a critical component of your home’s electrical system. Although they typically operate for years with minimal maintenance, occasional repair or upgrade is required to maintain safe and convenient operation. In some extreme cases, replacement of the electrical panel may be required. If you suspect that your circuit breaker panel may need repair, upgrade or replacement, contact Martella Electric.