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Electrical Panels

Is your electrical panel box old and outdated? Do your lights dim when you plug in a large appliance such as a vacuum cleaner? Does your electrical panel make a crackling sound? Is the panel manufactured by Zinsco or Federal Pacific? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this may be a warning sign that your electrical panel or your fuse box needs to be replaced.

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Smoke Detector Safety

The National Fire Alarm Code, developed by the NFPA, requires a smoke detector in each sleeping room and on each level of the house.

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Upgrading your Service Panel

Insurance companies are requiring that homeowners replace their fuse boxes with circuit breaker panels in order to comply with the current fire and safety standards. Even the old Federal Pacific Electric FPE Panel/Breaker Hazard Summary breaker panels installed in new homes built in the 1950s, 60s and 70s are documented to be a fire hazard.

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Knob & Tube

Was your home built before the 1940s? Do you have knob and tube wires running through your basement or attic? The electrical systems of older homes were not designed to handle today’s electrical demands.

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