When we talk about the electrical panel of a home we are talking about the heart of your home’s entire electrical system. How do you identify when components of your panel are damaged? If it is in fact damaged, is there anything you can do to repair it?
The answer is a simple one and that is no.
Replacing an Electrical Panel
Attempting to repair damaged components of an electrical panel is the same as trying to repair a fuse that has blown. This means it is time to call our electrician in Cape Town to come out and replace the damaged components inside your panel.
It is important to know that when something needs electrical repair, the problem does not necessarily stem from the panel but if your electrical problem is in fact due to damaged components inside the panel, then there is nothing you can do to repair the actual panel.
Sometimes the damage to the components inside the panel is easily visible but mostly you cannot see any damage and so you will have to look for other symptoms to identify whether or not there is indeed component damage.
These symptoms include:
- Crackling sounds
- Appliances have stopped working
- Sudden loss of power
- Flickering lights
- Unexplainable damage to televisions or computers
An overloaded panel due to large appliances running concurrently is usually the main cause for component damage.
As soon as you notice that there may be component damage, it is important that you contact one of our qualified electrical contractors to come out and diagnose the problem.
Zero Tolerance Electrical – Electricians Cape Town
At Zero Tolerance Electrical, we have skilled and qualified 24-hour electricians that are licensed and properly trained to identify damaged components whether there are visual indicators or not.
If you suspect component damage, we will send you a qualified emergency electrician to remove and replace damaged components as a matter of urgency. A panel with damaged components is a fire hazard and must be dealt with immediately.
Beware of an electrician that tells you that a panel with damaged components can be repaired. Electricians such as these use a method called “filing and sanding” and by doing this they are putting you in danger and are using illegal practice.
Zero Tolerance Electrical understands that the safest, most cost effective and sustainable way for damaged components is replacement. We pride ourselves in high quality work with excellent results without putting our clients in danger.
If you have any suspicion that you might have damaged components in your panel, call Zero Tolerance Electrical immediately. We have electricians all over Cape Town who are available 24 hours for emergencies and are fully qualified and competent to identify the problem and take the necessary steps to replace the damaged components.
It is advisable to check the tightness of all component screws inside your electrical panel. We recommend this to be done once a year. Be aware of the necessity to test the earth leakage at least every six months.
For more information about our electrical services, please contact us.