Is It Time to Upgrade My Electrical Service Panel?


Electrical service panels are responsible for regulating and transporting power from the utility company to individual appliances in your building. They contain circuit breakers and a variety of other electrical components. Over time, service panels can become corroded or rusty. If the seal on the electrical service panel becomes broken, it can allow dust and moisture to seep into the panel. Furthermore, if the electrical components become corroded, dusty, moldy, or filled with rust, they could fail to function properly.

There are several warning signs of a malfunctioning electrical service panel:

  • Acrid odor. A burnt or acrid smell in areas of your home or business, especially odors that seem to be coming from the walls in your building, are a clear indication of an electrical malfunction. Wiring and insulation can overheat, and the insulation may start to burn. When this happens, it could lead to a dangerous electrical fire. If you smell a burnt or acrid odor in your home, it is important to call an electrician to come inspect the wiring and your electrical service panel.
  • Discolored outlets. Charred or blackened outlets also indicate a problem with your building's electrical systems. Overheated outlets could start to smoke or become charred. This could also lead to an electrical fire, and it is important to call a professional electrician as soon as you notice discolored or burnt outlets.
  • Frequent tripped breakers. Old, rusty, and dirty circuit breakers could trip on a regular basis. If you notice this happening often, it may be that your electrical service panel needs to be upgraded. Our team will inspect the system and repair, maintain, or replace necessary components to help prevent tripped circuit breakers. We can also install a new service panel to keep your home or business running smoothly.

Our Marietta Electricians Are Here to Help - Call Today at (404) 471-3847

At Lightning Bug Electric, we provide efficient services to residential and commercial customers. If your electrical service panel is inefficient, old, or corroded, our Marietta electricians can provide a solution. We will inspect the system, discuss your options, and install a new system to keep your building functioning properly.

Ready to schedule an appointment? Contact our office today or dial (404) 471-3847 to speak with one of our knowledgeable electricians.

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