When’s the last time you checked your fuse board? If you’re like most homeowners, the answer is probably just the last time you blew a breaker.
Fuse boards, also known as panel boards, breaker panels or electrical panels, is the box in your home that ensures the safe usage of all your home’s lighting, power, and heating.
That’s right, that box you only think of when a breaker blows actually has one of the most important jobs in your entire home, which is why it’s important to ensure it is in excellent working condition. As with a car’s engine, or finding a bathroom plunger, you really don’t want to wait for a fuse board inspection until you know you need one.
Calling your Kelowna residential electrician, Epic Electric, for a fuse board inspection will ensure that you won’t suddenly be left in a dark room with no TV, Internet, or even heating and hot water.
What Happens During A Fuse Board Inspection?
Unfortunately, any and all electrical installations will deteriorate with age and use. Your electric circuit panel is no exception. Because of this, regular inspections and tests are necessary to ensure your panel is in satisfactory condition and working safely.
During an inspection, our certified Kelowna electricians will be able to test your fuse board to see if the electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded. They’ll also find any potential fire hazards or electric shock risks, identify any defective electrical work and highlight any lack of earthing or bonding. Ultimately, they will determine the safety of your electrical equipment to ensure the safety of your home for years to come.
After the inspection, our certified Kelowna electricians will let you know if your electrical panel needs repairs or replacement.
Fuse boards should be inspected at around once every 10 years unless there are warning signs present, in which case it should be inspected sooner. If it’s been more than 10 years, we recommend booking an inspection with Epic Electric, your Kelowna residential electricians.
If you’re unsure of how long it’s been since your last inspection, check the inside of your fuse box’s door.
If you think it may be time to have your fuse board inspected, or would like to take preventative measures to ensure the future safety of your home, call Epic Electric today. We’d be happy to give your home an electrical panel inspection and answer any questions you may have.