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When was the last time you ventured into your garage and took a look at your electrical panel? If it’s been a while, it’s time to brave the cobwebs and dark corners to take a look. The safety of your home and your family may depend on it!

An Electrician Can Prevent a House Fire

Here are some things to look for when inspecting your electrical panel for safety:

  • Does it provide less than 200 amps? Most homes with appliances like electric water heaters, central air units, electric dryers will need 200 amps to accommodate those electrical needs.
  • Have you heard sounds like crackling or popping from the panel box?
  • Are there any visible sign of rust or wear on the panel or breaker?

When you consider the rest of your home and its electric appliances, do you have any concerns? Things like blown fuses, light bulbs that last only a short time before burning out or appliances that can’t run at full power are all signs that you may need an electrician to evaluate the electrical panel at your home.

Maybe you’re a new homeowner and have no history to guide you as you install new appliances or look into remodeling options. Before you start any new projects or attempt to change any wiring, a consultation with an electrician could save you from making a huge mistake!

It can be easy for a lot of us to disregard small signs we see of electrical appliances malfunctioning but the sad statistic is that an estimated 51,000 home fires each year are caused by faulty electric appliances and panels. Those home fires caused more than 500 deaths and $1.3 billion in property damage.

Before a small nuisance turns into a giant problem, have a qualified electrician come to your home and evaluate your electrical system. Contact Builders Electric today!