Fuse to Breaker Upgrades in Olympia
If thinking about fuse to breaker upgrades is enough to make you want to pull your hair out—you are not alone. The National Electrical Code is updated approximately every four years, and with advances in today’s technology, safety training, experience, and accreditations are needed to perform this upgrade correctly. South Sound Fire & Security LLC is a certified electrician you can count on for electrical repair services. We guarantee:
- Affordable rates and thorough, upfront quotes
- Licensing, bonding, insurance and accountability for all technicians and finished craftsmanship
- Set start and finish times
- Faster turnarounds
- Open communication
I Want to Upgrade My Fuse Box – What’s Next?
If you live in or are planning to purchase a home that still relies on fuse box technology, there are several things to consider before planning an upgrade. If your box is exempt from current electrical building codes, it is important to consider the cost of replacement; for example, your insurance provider may require you to completely upgrade your electrical system and breaker box wiring and location before agreeing to insure any additions or changes to the current systems capacity. To prevent electrical fires, the risk of electrocution, burns, shocks and property damage, the law requires your electricity technician to assess supporting wiring and electrical sub panels, to make sure it is properly gauged and insulated.
We understand each private residence and commercial building in the city is unique, and each owner will have different needs and requirements that must be met with precision. We offer one-on-one consultations for free, to open the lines of communication and take the stress out of the process. We use our advanced thermal imagining technology to get a detailed look at your internal cabling. This way, we will know exactly how much time and labor, and which high-quality equipment it will take to replace a circuit breaker or electrical panel box—to allow you to plan and budget accordingly.
The Right and Wrong Way to Replace an Electrical Breaker
The National Electrical Code is in place to protect you and your Olympia’s property from risks like electrocution, shock, burns, electrical fires, and equipment and property damage. Doing work to your circuit breaker box on your own could put you and your family in danger. If you find your breakers are constantly tripping, you may think replacing the switch with a larger amperage capacity is the solution, however, there is a risk that the wires will overheat and erupt into flames if they are not gauged to carry an increased load.
Avoid delays, extra expenses and the headaches commonly associated with fuse to breaker upgrades in Olympia. Give us a call today to set up an appointment to receive a complimentary written estimate.