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If you have an old house, you should check if your breaker box has the following components:
Surge protector x1 (Minimum recommended)
RCDs or Safety Switches x2
Circuit Breakers or MCBs (Highly recommended)
Main Isolating Switch
Contact us immediately if your breaker box doesn’t have all these components!
Every year, homes are damaged or destroyed by fires caused by electrical accidents. It is necessary to upgrade your old breaker box to one that complies with standards to prevent these accidents. We can evaluate your breaker box if you still determine whether it meets the required standards. More about Residential Electricians San Antonio Here
Upgrading an old breaker box to a new one requires installing safety switches, which monitor the power distributed to various electronics and provide personal safety. Make sure your breaker box is not a hazard, and have peace of mind by allowing one of our electricians to check out your breaker box.
Secondary to an asbestos problem is the connections you can see, which are of poor quality. These eventually burn out and cost a few hundred dollars to repair, often at the worst possible time when you’re using your power the most. It’s all the more reason to upgrade old breaker boxes and safely dispose of this product which has been around in our houses for far too long!
Cable insulation may be melted after several re-wirings, which can easily cause a fire.
Due to poor installation, fuse wire sticking out of the fuse holder can be an electrocution hazard.
Other common faults with old switchboards:
Sharp screws from an improper installation can cut cables
Old VIR cabling that has snapped
Crushed cables exposing the copper
We have seen it all before. Contact us immediately if any of these issues relate to your situation or for more information on electrical breaker boxes and upgrades.