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Plunged into darkness

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This was a job we did a month or so ago. Homeowner called frantic as half the power in her home was off. Went out to inspect and found water had leaked into the electric panel from outside and had shorted out over half the breakers. They we’re so lucky a fire did not occur. Homeowner opted to upgrade to 150amp service as well as have us replace the waterlogged and dangerous electric panel. Pictures below are the shots of the new electric meter and wiring on the outside of the house. Homeowners were thrilled and are safe once again.

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Water and electric don’t mix

Tip of the Day: Silicone sealing around the gaskets of outdoor boxes will keep water and rust out of the device and connections. This simple effort increases safety and reliability. Also anything outdoors must be GFCI protected by a GFCI breaker or by a GFCI receptacle device itself. Also please note, if the device is not under a porch or protected from direct rain it must have a rain tight bubble cover.

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DIY Disaster averted

Saved another fire from happening from a do it yourself repair. Using our thermography camera located a burning switch the homeowner put in months ago. I replaced it with new switch device and professionally made the connections. Loose connections can cause loss of property and loss of life!! What seems so simple to some, can turn out to be tragic. In this case, we caught it in time to prevent fire.