Electrical service equipment is the electrical heart of your home or business. Electrical service equipment carries the full electric load needed to power all electrical equipment and devices in your home or office. This equipment is in our opinion the most important to consider with safety as a priority. Our service managers typically remove the panel covers to inspect and or tighten connections inside the electric panels and meter can if access is needed to find or repair an electrical problem.
There are a handful of issues that can cause electrical problems or potentially an electrical fire. Please note that all electrical equipment is rated for the proper voltage and current needed to handle the full electric load of the home or business’s electrical needs. Proper electrical equipment must be purchased and installed by a licensed, qualified and knowledgeable electrician.
Items to look for when inspecting electrical equipment:
We recommend having your home or business electrical service equipment inspected at least every 20 years. We also recommend having us out for a whole house electrical inspection if one has not been done since you took ownership. Home inspectors hired during a home purchase are sometimes very knowledgeable in one specific trade industry but maybe not as informed in others. Many of these inspectors are not educated in any form of construction other than the inspection itself and are taught very basic knowledge on all trades in a course that can be taken online.