Here at Best Home Services, we asked our electrical team to explain to us why it is so important to maintain your electrical system in your home. The electrical service within the home is the most critical part of our day-to-day lives. It powers all of our electronics- and we don’t mean just cell phones and televisions- so that we can eat, shower, wash our clothes, and cool our homes. Even the smallest malfunction on the electrical system can damage our precious electronics.
Tales from the Electrical Field
One of our electricians had a recent experience with a customer that hired a handy-man to install a new breaker on their electrical panel. Instead of actually using a new breaker, this “handy-man” installed a used breaker in their panel. Well, that used breaker had several loose connection points to the busbar (the metal bar that provides power to the panel). This used breaker caused resistance to build up at the connection points inside the breaker, resulting in the breaker heating up- and where there’s heat, there’s the risk for fires! Electrical fires are very dangerous and often result in thousands of dollars in repairs.
This can all be avoided by calling a certified technician- like us here at Best Home Services! We take care of our customers and get jobs done right the first time with no short-cuts.
In the end, the customer was lucky enough to not experience an electrical fire, but this mistake did result in a costly electrical panel replacement. So, our technicians’ advice to all homeowners in Southwest Florida? Always hire a properly licensed and certified electrician to perform any and all electrical work within your home so that you won’t end up like that poor customer. Be safe, and think before you touch!
Best Home Services is proud to service the Southwest Florida are for over 38 years. From Bradenton to Marco Island- if you are in need of any electrical service or maintenance, give the professionals a call at 239-284-2472 or 941-564-0004. We are here for you 24/7, 365 days a year for all of your electrical needs, no matter how large or small. Stick with your local licensed, uniformed, and certified electrical professionals here at Best Home Services.