Electrical Panel Services in Oregon
Electrical panels, which you might also know as breaker panels, are panels that help you control the flow of electricity in your home. During their lifetimes, they’ll allow millions of kilowatts to come into your home, where you use that electricity to do all the things you love, like cooking, listening to music, or watching T.V.
Most people are familiar with the electrical panel because of needing to install lighting or because they want to know what to do if a circuit “trips.” They automatically trip when there is a fault—an issue that requires attention—such as a:
- Short circuit
The good news is that because breakers flip and shut off electricity in these instances, they make it less likely that you’ll end up having to replace damaged appliances or exit your home due to a fire.
The average electrical panel lasts at least 25 years, which means many people never have to deal with problems with them. They’ll see a tripped circuit, flip it, and be back in business. But, that isn’t how things are going to be for everyone, and a tripped circuit could be from something much more serious than an overloaded circuit or minor power surge.
Breaker Panel Issues to Watch Out For
If you start to notice the following issues, you may need to contact our team at Wolfer’s Home Services to make sure you get your electrical panel serviced right away.
Some problems to look for include:
- Breakers that always seem to trip
- Flickering lights or “wavering” electrical output
- Overheating conductors
- The sound of crackling
- Problems with your appliances
You may also need to update your electrical circuits if your home has two-pronged outlets.
General wear and tear is a common cause of problems with your circuit breaker and electrical panel, but with regular maintenance and attention, you can make sure your home or business is safer. At Wolfer’s Home Services, we work with you to make sure your house or business is up to code and that your electrical panel and circuit breakers are working as they should.
We service areas including (but not limited to)
- Lake Oswego
We’re here to help you, whether you need minor repairs on a circuit breaker or you need a full electrical panel replacement. Contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment online.