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CALL NOW! San Diego: 858-923-4083 or Orange County/Los Angeles: 714-503-8636

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San Diego: 858-923-4083 or Orange County: 714-415-2728

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    What Does it Mean to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

    Almost any electrical problem you run into can be linked back to a faulty electrical panel. The electrical panel is the heart of your home. It is the most crucial part of your home’s overall health. If your panel is not working right, it will cause issues throughout your entire home.

    Signs Your Electrical Panel Needs an Upgrade

    If you notice any of the following problems, it’s time for you to call Attic Projects for assistance with your electrical panel.

    Breakers Frequently Trip 

    If your breaker is tripping frequently, no matter how small the appliance is that you going to be using, that is one of the biggest signs that you need to replace your panel right away.

    Breaker Trips When Plugging in an Appliance 

    Your panel may not be able to support your electrical needs. If your system can no longer support the smaller appliances or electronics, such as a hairdryer, you may need to get your panel replaced.

    Fuse Box instead of Breakers

    Fuse boxes aren’t built to keep up with the demands of today’s electrical setup. Fuse boxes are outdated and put your home at significant risk for fire and electrocution.

    Burned or Black Spots Around the Breaker Panel 

    If your breaker panel has black or burned spots, this means that your circuit or breaker has overheated. Contact Attic Projects immediately so we can protect your home from a potential fire.

    Melted Wires

    If your wires are melting, this means your breaker is overheating and needs to be replaced immediately. 

    Burning Smell from the Breaker Box  

    If your breaker smells like it is burning, it is most likely overheating. You will need to replace your panel immediately to avoid a fire.

    Odd Sounds From the Breaker Box

    Faulty circuit breakers can have loud and hissing sounds. These sounds can be a warning sign for a large or deadly fire.

    Lights Flicker 

    When your lights flicker often, this is a sign that you have a power disruption. Although it is common during storms, if it happens more often without a storm, your electrical panel is most likely the issue.

    Power Surges When Using Electrical Appliances

    A power surge indicates your system is overwhelmed. Your electrical panel should be upgraded to ensure your appliances can be operated without interruptions.

    Appliances Overheat Quickly

    Overheating is a tale sign that you have a damaged electrical panel. Contact a professional technician to help find the heart of the issue.

    Other Signs Your Electrical Panel Should Be Inspected

    Always have your electrical panel inspected before you have new installations such as new appliances or any home renovations. 

    Panels You Shouldn’t Use

    • Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Electrical Panel
    • Zinsco Electrical Panel
    • Pushmatic Electrical Panel
    • Fuse Boxes

    If you use any of the boxes listed above, you need to upgrade your electrical panel system as soon as possible. They are dangerous and can fail easily, leaving your home at risk for electrical fires

    Benefits of Upgrading

    Upgrading your electrical panel will ensure that your home’s energy demands will be able to be handled without worry. Here are just a few of the benefits of upgrading:

    • Add value to your home
    • Use more appliances without making a breaker trip
    • Reduce damage risk to your appliances
    • Fewer power surges
    • Lowers risk of fire
    • Decreases your homeowner’s insurance bill

    Prevent Risks of Outdated Electrical Panels

    On average, it can take less than three minutes for an electrical fire to completely destroy your home. You don’t want to risk your or your family’s lives or your beloved home. Attic Projects is here to help you and take care of any electrical-related issues regarding your home. Contact us to get connected with our team of experts and get your FREE estimate today!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Is an electrical panel the same thing as a breaker box?

    Yes, electrical panels are the same thing as a breaker box, just different names for it. No matter what you call it, it is the box in your home that stores your circuit breakers. If there is an issue with your electrical panel, call Attic Projects today for a free inspection.

    Can I fix the wiring and electrical panel issues in my home after my remodel?

    From a professional standpoint, the wiring should always be done before any type of cosmetic work is done. You want to make sure that your home has a good foundation for any new appliances or changes you are making.

    How do I know if I need to fix my electrical panel?

    If you are experiencing faulty wiring, breakers tripping, installing new appliances, black or burnt spots on your walls, lights flickering, melted wires, odd sounds or smells coming from your breaker box, you may need to replace your electrical panel.

    Are there electrical panels or breaker boxes that are bad?

    Yes, Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Electrical Panels, Zinsco Electrical Panels, Pushmatic Electrical Panels, and Fuse Boxes are extremely susceptible to electrical fires. If your home has one, contact Attic Projects today to get a free inspection.

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    Humane Rodent Removal and Proofing

    Rodents are a nightmare for any homeowner. They can lower the value of your home by causing serious damage, foul odors, and extensively unsanitary conditions. They also pose a significant health risk to you and your family by spreading disease and causing illness. The last thing you want is to waste your time removing rodents, only to have them move right back in. At Attic Projects, we not only humanely remove the rodents and pests from your home, but we also rodent-proof your home so they can’t come back. In order to keep the pests and rodents out permanently, you have to close up every entry point that they may squeeze into. Call Attic Projects today to get your free estimate.

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