4 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Home’s Electrical Panel

Your home’s electrical panel is the gateway through which electricity travels through the mainlines, and into your circuits/appliances. These panels are fitted with fuses and circuit breakers to break the main circuit and prevent possible short-circuits, electrical fires, and other forms of electrical damage.

Often, electrical fires cause immense financial and physical damage – for perspective, reports state damages of as much as $100,000 from a single electrical fire.  The State of Nevada goes so far as to identify electrical fires as one of the leading causes of injuries and burns throughout the region. Given these facts, should you ignore the signs of a faulty electrical panel?

Upgrading an electrical panel is a fairly simple exercise compared to dealing with the aftermath of a full-blown electrical fire. To avoid any accidents, you must keep an eye out for signs of a malfunctioning electrical panel and inform your electrician service ASAP.

If you notice any of the following signs, call up Lakeview Electric LLC. to repair and upgrade your electrical panels in Nevada.

1. You Live In An Old Home

All homeowners should check how old their circuitry is and have it inspected by a licensed residential electrician. Homes built about 40 years ago can’t handle the amount of electricity used by the average modern homeowner. The electrical panels installed in these houses are likely to trip circuits because they can’t withstand such high voltages.

So, if you’re moving into a new house, make sure that you get someone to inspect the circuits and ask them to upgrade your electrical panels to avoid future accidents.

2. Flickering Or Dimming Lights

Voltage fluctuations are often caused by faulty wiring that can’t properly conduct electricity. The fluctuation from the faulty wiring dims the lights or makes them flicker. If you detect any such problems with your appliances, have your electrical panel inspected and replaced.

3. Rust And Corrosion On The Panel

Sometimes electrical panels come into contact with moisture or damp air, which erodes the protective covering. This erosion runs the risk of wearing out high-voltage wiring and exposing you to potentially fatal current levels.

4. Frequent Circuit Trips

If your main circuits trip frequently, it’s a sign that your panel can’t handle the amount of electricity you’re using. If you don’t get the panel upgraded, it increases the risk of short circuits, electrical fires, and possible electrocution.

Looking For Residential Electricians in Nevada?

At Lakeview Electric LLC. we offer residential and commercial electrician services to resolve your electrical problems. Our services include electrical panel upgrades, in addition to GFCI installations, LED lighting fixture installations as well as numerous commercial electrical solutions.

While we’re based in Carson City, Nevada, we also offer our services in Reno, Sparks, Minden, Fernley, and their surrounding areas.

Speak with us today to see what we have to offer, or to book a free inspection with our electricians with over 30 years of experience in residential electrical work.