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Either way, you decide to go with the future of your Jackson county electrical wiring or device repair or replacement should always be done to the electrical code. Extreme electrical repairs or replacements should always take time and care when being performed. Typically a licensed electrician may need to be called in to make large or difficult repairs or replacements. Small electrical repairs and replacements may also require a qualified electrical technician to perform. Regardless of repairs to your electrical system or replacements to your electrical systems, it is always good to keep your electrical system safe. The age of your electrical system doesn’t always mean rip it out and start new. As they say, they don’t build them like they used to. This is even true when it comes to some electrical devices and wiring. If your electrical panel in your 1935 home is original I’d say its probably time to upgrade your breaker box. If you have a breaker box that is known to have electrical hazards Zinsco, Federal Pacific Electric, fuse panels or even a breaker box without a main breaker or that’s had water damage it’s definitely time to do some electrical replacing extremely soon.

If you have No GFCI protection in the outdoors, unfinished areas, bathrooms, kitchens, or garage to name a few locations in and around your home then it’s time to get those replacements immediately. It’s for you and your family’s safety. If you have electrical troubleshooting that needs to be done typically in this situation it’s a minor repair unless you wait to fix it. Then we could be talking about a major replacement. Let’s say one day you noticed your lights go off then come right back on. Then it kept doing it except it would stay out a little longer each time. What has happened is a break in the line and or a loose connection. Now when it goes on and off the wire or device is arcing. That arcing builds up heat which can burn the wiring or device and potentially become a real hazard. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have a qualified electrical technician or licensed master electrician out immediately if you have reason to believe you have electrical hazards in your residential house.

Your local Electricians at Edwards Electric LLC have the tools and skills to tackle any of your residential homes needs. Call us at 816‐214‐7091 or email us at Edwardselectricllc.com

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