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The electrical panel is the heart of a building’s electrical circuit, whatever its type or destination. Periodic verification, maintenance and above all replacement are mandatory to ensure the integrity of your home. Discover precisely the situations in which this device should be replaced.
Why is it necessary to replace an electrical panel?
· Renovate the electrical circuit
Over the years, the electrical circuit in your home begins to wear out and there are many risks of breakdowns and short circuits. In order to prevent the worst from happening, you must anticipate and replace the entire circuit, including the panel. In the case of acquiring a relatively old house, the replacement of the electrical box and wires is also advisable.
· Increase power supply
As you acquire new electrical appliances, the electrical panel may no longer be able to meet the needs of the house. At some point, it becomes essential to replace it with a more efficient system. Thus, the new device will be able to fully cover the requirements of new devices for several years.
· Level panel to standards
Safety standards for electrical installations evolve according to new technologies in Canada. In order for your house to comply with the new standards in force, you must replace obsolete elements, or even the entire panel when necessary. Periodic verification of your installation by a master electrician allows you to be up to date on new laws and safety standards.
When does it become urgent to replace an electrical panel?
There are times when you need to replace your electrical panel as soon as possible. Here are some situations where you should not postpone the work until later.
Failure in the electrical circuit
The electricity in your home is suddenly cut off and you have called in a specialist. After inspecting the entire electrical circuit, his conclusion is clear: the problem comes from the electrical panel and the replacement of the system is necessary. In this case, it is imperative to do it without delay. Temporary troubleshooting may cause the problem to resurface sooner or later. At worst, the situation could get worse.
Electrical panel overheating
It also happens that you routinely inspect your panel and feel a strong heat coming from the electrical box. It is never good and it suggests a malfunction of one of the components, which can cause premature wear of other elements. In this case, do not procrastinate and replace the entire electrical panel as quickly as possible to ensure that all the faulty elements are refurbished.
· Presence of rust in the housing
In the case of old buildings, it is very likely that the electrical panel will lose its seal and that moisture will begin to infiltrate. Over time, rust forms in the components of the panel. However, this is never a good sign and can lead to short circuits or even fires in the house.
You must then replace your electrical input without delay if you notice that rust is starting to invade the bare wires, fuses and metal elements present inside. p>
Do-it-yourself electrical panel replacement, is it recommended?
It is strongly recommended that you do not repair or even replace your panel at your electrical entrance yourself. This is a dangerous task that requires know-how, experience and specific equipment. Without one of these criteria, you simply risk being electrocuted or putting your home in danger.
Trust SOS Électricien Montréal instead. We have experienced master electricians who master all work related to electrical installations to perfection. Our technicians are professional and we deploy quickly throughout Montreal to help you out.
At SOS Électricien Montréal, we work on all types of buildings, whether residential, commercial or industrial. We carry out an inspection on the ground and we establish a preliminary estimate of the work. We are committed to meeting deadlines and offering you quality services for your safety and peace of mind.