The electrical control panel, or breaker box, is the heart of your electrical system. It is the home to the system’s main safety devices, the circuit breakers, which protect each circuit from overloads and other hazards. Surprisingly, an electrical control panel is a simple system. Because of this it can be compromised by any number of problems including faulty installation, weather wear, sunlight damage and obsolescence (getting older over time). All problems with a service panel should be diagnosed and remedied by a qualified electrician. Common hazards with your electrical panel include:
No matter the age of a panel, having it inspected by Mister Sparky will give you peace of mind regarding the safety of your system and your home.