If you are going to be using decorations that require copious amounts of electricity, such as fancy displays, inflatable characters, and dazzling lights, you must make sure your home’s electrical panel can handle the load. Failure to take measures to ensure your electrical panel is in good working order can be disastrous.
Electrical Fires Can Occur
If your electrical panel is older, it may not have the capacity to handle the load from your decorations. When electrical panels cannot handle the load, this increases the risk of electrical fires occurring. Even if electrical fires do not happen, wires and circuitry can become damaged, and damaged wires and circuitry can eventually lead to electrical fires.
Have Your Electrical Panel Inspected
Before you decide to put up any decorations that consume significant amounts of electricity, it is critical that you have your electrical panel inspected, especially if you live in an older home. Inspections are performed by a licensed electrician, and this electrician will thoroughly check your panel over to ensure there are not any damaged wires or circuitry. Additionally, the electrician will advise you whether your electrical panel can handle the load from your decorations and advise you if any electrical panel upgrades are needed.
If problems are spotted, the electrician will work with you to create a plan to remediate them so you can use your decorations without facing any serious risks. Some tasks your electrician may need to perform to remediate problems are adding breakers to your electrical panel, replacing damaged wires, and replacing circuitry. In severe cases, your electrical panel may need to be replaced entirely because it may be too out of date.
If you are planning to decorate your home with elaborate decorations that consume large amounts of electricity, it is vital that you contact Nichols Electric and Plumbing to have your electrical panel inspected. Our licensed electricians will not only inspect your electrical panel, but we will also inspect your home’s electrical system to make sure there are no frayed wires, loose or damaged outlets, or other electrical hazards present.
If we find any issues, rest assured that we will work with you to remediate them so your home can be safe and so you can enjoy your decorations without worry. No job is too large for us, and we will work hard to ensure your 100% satisfaction. We serve clients Rochester, NY and the surrounding areas, so give us a call for an electrical panel upgrade. Estimates are free.