Your Panel Could Be a Major Fire Risk
Don’t Let Your Home Be At Risk For Breaker Panel FiresThis is important. Faulty breakers in electrical panels have been installed in hundreds of thousands of homes. Both Zinsco and Federal Pacific breakers have been recalled after failing to trip when circuits become overloaded, creating a major fire hazard.
The threat is not just found in older homes, although they are of special concern. These breakers have made their way into more recently-built homes. Additionally, older homes that have fuses should receive immediate attention.
“Buildings last longer than the lifespan of most of their equipment.” said Kent Crook, owner of Wiremasters Electric in Miami, FL. “With electrical systems, it is especially important to make sure the safety mechanisms are up to date and, unfortunately, with these faulty breakers, you can’t assume that they are.”
To help, Wiremasters Electric is offering free breaker panel inspections. Trained electricians will check to make sure your system is not a potential threat and there is no commitment from you. “It’s too important to let this go and we don’t want the tragedies that have happened in other communities to happen here.” said Crook.