Much like our brains function by sending electrical impulses to control the various parts of our bodies, your home’s electrical panel sends electricity to various parts of your house.
The electrical panel (often referred to as the “breaker box”) is a vital part of keeping the electricity flowing properly through your home. Unfortunately, problems can arise and these issues can be especially dangerous and expensive. In addition to the fire danger, electrical panel issues can lead to damage or even destruction of any plugged-in appliances or electronic devices.
Due to the hazards that come with dealing with electricity, you should always contact a licensed electrician when facing power issues in your home.
Common Issues in Bad Electrical Panels
There are several subtle (and not-so-subtle) hints that your electrical panel might have a problem.
Here are four of the most common signs of an electrical panel issue.