We Do Electrical Repair in Waco
Your home is your most valuable asset. So naturally you want to hire a company you trust, to repair the issue the first time.
With over 40 years of experience, we're electrical repair experts.
Reliable power allows us to sleep, eat and drink in comfort and be productive. Without a proper electrical system our ability to enjoy life is compromised.
We offer panel repair and replacement, panel cover replacement, breaker replacement and inspections.
Electrical Panel Repair & Replacement
Most homes come with two electrical panels, the main breaker and the distribution panel. The main breaker will be located on the exterior of the house.
This is where the main service line from the utility provider enters the house. In most houses this breaker is from 125 amps in older homes to 225 amps in modern homes. Larger homes may have multiple panels.
The main breaker feeds a distribution panel with several breakers dedicated to individual power sources throughout the house. The distribution panel is typically located in the garage, under stairs or in washrooms.
These panels should be easily accessible but kept clear to avoid hazards related to reduce any risk of fire hazard.
Common Panel Issues
Moisture can wreak havoc on a home's electrical system and this generally shows at the panels. If you notice moisture inside the panel you've got an issue and you should not attempt to work inside it.
Corrosion caused by moisture is another common issue. Rust stains are a sign moisture is present and should be addressed. If the panel box or panel cover is compromised it is a good idea to replace it.
Improper wiring is another common issue we see with home electrical panels. The panel could be over fused, meaning the breaker is sized too large for the wires.
This is common in DIY electrical projects. In this case the breaker won't be tripped even if the wires are overloaded.
Wires criss-crossing the center of the panel is another common issue, particularly in older homes.
Other Common Issues
No GFCI outlets in wet areas. GFCI outlets prevent electric shock in areas near water. They are required by current building code and are typically in kitchens, bathrooms and washrooms.
Uncovered junction boxes. A junction box contains the splices where wires are connected to one another. Left uncovered, you could inadvertently damage the wires or get a shock.
Aluminum wiring. This was used as a substitute for copper in the 1970s and is prone to causing fire at wire connections. If your house has aluminum wiring, it's a significant liability.
While mostly easy to fix, these issues are important to get fixed right away as they pose serious risk.
Use a Licensed Waco Electrician
Whether you’re having electrical problems, adding electrical outlets, upgrading an electrical panel or wiring a new home, you’ll need a reliable licensed electrician.
Because of the dangers and complexities involved, most electrical repair falls far outside the DIY zone. Even if it’s a seemingly easy job, such as installing a light dimmer, consider using a professional electrician.