Electrical Service Changes in Tacoma
If you live in an older home, or you are planning to purchase a new commercial or residential property in Tacoma, it’s important to take a good look at the electrical wiring, conduits and panels; to keep your family safe and comfortable all year round. During a free consultation, South Sound Fire & Security LLC can help you evaluate your existing infrastructure and match you with service changes that are tailored to your individual budget and needs. So, what are service changes and how do they apply to you?
Did you know that buildings more than 20 years old are often underequipped to handle the installation of new devices, such as dishwashers, modern laundry machines, kitchen appliances, hot tubs, televisions, home security and electric heating units? Wiring any one of these machines without changing an electrical panel (and making sure the wiring is enough to handle the required amperage) can lead to several preventable hazards, such as shocks, electrocutions, electrical fires, and damages to technology and machines.
Today, most homes are built with at least 220-amps of available power. Properties that were built before 1960 may have been wired with as little as 60-amps. Do you know the last time an electrical load calculation and electrical service was done to your power management systems? Let our licensed electricians eliminate the danger on your behalf. We are deeply familiar with the National Electrical Code (NEC), and each electrical service upgrade we perform is guaranteed.
Top Signs You Need an Electrical Service Change
The best way to know if you need to start budgeting for an electrical service change is to have your wiring, conduits, outlets, and panels inspected by a certified electrician. Here are telltale signs that will indicate the need for an electrical panel replacement:
- The circuits or the panel itself is warm to the touch
- Lights dim when you switch appliances on
- Your home is more than 20 years old
- You want to install or protect expensive appliance or technology
- You are installing electric heating or air conditioning
- You are planning an addition or home upgrade
- You are using a lot of extension cords or outlet splitters
- Your insurance company requires an update to remain in compliance with their terms
- You want to run heavy equipment like power tools
Affordable and Efficient Electrical Contractors
Not all electrical companies in Tacoma can say they have earned good reputation by going above and beyond like we do. Our skilled electrical contractors have been handpicked for the job and have received updated training that includes extensive safety certification, and a deep familiarity with the NEC. To set ourselves apart from other local electricians, we make our premium electrical expertise accessible to homeowners from all backgrounds and keep your best interests at heart. This means the value-driven quotes we provide don’t change unexpectedly—and you won’t be charged for more than the services you need.
Call Tacoma’s authorities to book your free consultation for quick service changes and wiring updates.