Here are 5 helpful electrical preventative maintenance tips

  • Identify the electrical equipment that is most critical to you. For example, your A/C or well pump system for your water, etc. Put these on a professional preventative maintenance plan
  • Be aware. If things start acting strange, like lights dimming or sounds coming from electrical panels or equipment, have them checked out quickly
  • Check electrical panels and disconnects with the touch test by putting your index finger on the plastic or metal covering of these devices when energized. If they are too hot to keep your finger on them, it is time for repair
  • Tripping breakers or blown fuses happen for a reason. Unplug or disconnect everything on the circuit and then reconnect items one at a time until you can determine which item is tripping the breaker or fuse. Something may be going bad and this is a good way to find out about it. Rather than calling an electrician, maybe you just need to get rid of that old clunker light or refrigerator
  • Finally, watch that electric bill. If it is a lot higher than normal, this might be an indication that something is starting to go bad or needs repair