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An Electrician in San Diego Can Check Your Electrical System for Potential Problems

Electrical work is for the highly trained professional who has the experience and the tools to do any work that is required, including diagnostic work. Many homes and commercial buildings have electrical problems that they are not aware of.

Every building using electricity should have an electrical system check-up. This may sound unfamiliar to most people, but consider the dangers posed by electricity. While electricity has been and continues to be such a permanent part of our life and work, electrical systems do pose dangers difficult to be detected, and some dangers that can be identified. An electrician in San Diego can identify all dangers.

Many homes were built with a junction box behind drywall, and this is an unacceptable practice which can pose a fire hazard. In fact, many building codes now prohibit it. The use of this electrical construction technique is probably one of several the builder used which are potentially unsafe.

However, there is no way to know this without an electrical check-up. More importantly, overloaded circuits, an old and under-rated service panel, or fuse box, can be hazards causing a problem at some point in time. Nearly two million homes were wired with aluminum wiring between 1962 and 1972, and this wiring should be replaced.

One home inspector said recently: “The panel will go up in flames, but it will not trip.” People often believe the safety feature of a panel is its ability to cut-off the electricity flow. What really happens is wires become overheated inside walls, enabling a fire to start in the walls. A fire like this will spread rapidly before detection. A lot of damage will occur and homeowners will overload their electrical system with all of the new devices using electricity. The home entertainment centers, large screen TVs, outdoor lights, and kitchen appliances are items that can be on at the same time using a 60 or 100 amp service panel, and a fire is likely to happen.

Commercial facilities can overload an electrical system with all of the new technology used in the office and the warehouse. Electrical service to a commercial facility should be reviewed annually by an electrician in San diego to detect any overload on the system, or any new outlets needing to installed.

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