You probably don’t think about your electrical panel or breaker box unless a problem arises with the electricity in your business. In fact, most people don’t check their breaker box unless a storm or electrical outage occurs. However, your electrical panel is an important aspect of your facility. Old, damaged electrical panels can cause a fire—and a great deal of property damage, too.
Another hazard is overloading an old electrical panel. If an old electrical panel is overloaded, it can create enough heat to start a small fire. Electrical fires are very difficult to extinguish, and small fires often spread very quickly. That’s why it’s so important to take the necessary precautions to keep your electrical panel functioning smoothly for years to come.
In most cases, the electrical circuits in your facility’s breaker box turn off automatically or “trip” to prevent overheating of the appliances that are plugged in. Overloaded circuits can cause a fire, so a properly functioning electrical panel will cause a breaker to trip when the circuit reaches its limit.
If your facility is 30 or 40 years old, you will need to have your electrical panel inspected and potentially replaced. If you’re not sure how old your electrical panel is but your breakers are tripping often, or you’re resetting a breaker frequently in order to have power, it’s time to contact an electrician in Orlando, FL, to have your business’ electrical panel inspected.
Here are other warning signs that you need to contact commercial electrical contractors in Orlando, FL:
Never procrastinate when it comes to updating an old or damaged electrical panel. The consequences of ignoring red flags can be costly and extremely dangerous. Additionally, you might damage the electrical wiring in your business or ruin expensive devices such as computers or printers that are plugged into an electrical outlet.
It takes just a few minutes to protect yourself, your business, and valuable property from hidden electrical dangers. If your electrical panel shows signs of wear and tear, or you experience any of the other electrical problems mentioned above, contact the experts at In Phaze Electric Inc., at (407) 599-7777 for a free inspection.