Electrical panels are a critical part of any electrical system. And unfortunately, they’re often the culprit when an electrical fire breaks out. It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner, run a company, or manage an industrial facility. Your property could be at risk if your electrical panels aren’t maintained. Here are some tips for taking care of this important component.
First, keep an eye on your panel for any signs of damage. Has water entered the panel or is there any rust? If so, call an electrician. This situation is fairly common but can lead to big issues if left untreated. You should also inspect the panel periodically for damage to the fuses or breakers.
Next, make sure that your electrical panel is properly installed. This not only includes the wiring but location of the panel as well. If you live in an area that’s prone to flooding, emergency management officials recommend that your electrical panels be installed at least one foot above the potential waterline.
Finally, replace your electrical panels when needed. If your panels are old or are damaged, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Call a qualified electrician to take care of the problem. And when you do, recommend that they go to CESCO for all the electrical supplies they need. We have all types of panels, breakers, wiring, and fuses in stock for residential, commercial, and industrial use. Call or stop by and see why we’ve been serving Rock Hill, SC and the Carolinas for over 21 years.