The electrical panel at a home or commercial property plays a critical role in the safety of the entire electrical system. Older homes and commercial properties may require the repair or replacement of an existing electrical panel. An electrical panel can last for decades, but eventually, will require service or the installation of a new panel.
Signs of a Faulty Electrical Panel
When an aging or faulty electrical panel begins to fail, various issues can occur:
- Breakers trip frequently
- Rusted or scorched areas visible on the panel
- The odor of burning
- Panel is hot to the touch
- Breaker trips whenever a specific appliance is plugged in
- Rusted metal parts
- Black area on the electrical panel or an outlet
- Buzzing sound from panel
- Lights flicker or dim
Electrical systems installed decades in the past may not deliver the energy needs of a 21st century family or business. When the building was wired, the electricians did not predict the developments in technology and the multiple electronic devices commonly in use at homes and in commercial buildings.
Residential Electrical Panel Repair & Replacement in Houston
Repairing an electrical panel is not a DIY task. For safety reasons, these jobs should be performed by an experienced, certified electrician. Older homes were not wired to support the vast number of appliances, HVAC systems, electronic devices, car chargers, and other modern devices that require electrical energy. Our electricians will thoroughly analyze the electrical needs in your home to install a new panel that will perform correctly.
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An older electrical panel in a commercial building could be a danger to your building, your business assets, and your employees. If the panel is making a crackling sound, shows corrosion or rust, or has too few outlets, requiring the use of extension cords, it is time to speak with an electrician from Paul Richard Electric. A new, code-compliant electrical panel can be installed, with dedicated circuits for computer systems put in place. We can also repair any issues with older wiring that likely does not meet current codes and safety standards.
Contact Paul Richard Electric at (832) 430-1991 for residential or commercial electrical panel upgrades and repairs.