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The weakest link in all home electrical wiring is also its strongest defense. The electrical panel for your home is where power from the city grid enters your home and is separated to power different rooms and circuits. It’s also where each of those circuits is protected from run-away overload conditions.
Clinton Electric Company, based out of Lutherville-Timonium, is especially suited for testing, maintaining, and repairing your electrical panel. If there’s a problem, our electricians will fix it, and if there isn’t yet, we’ll make sure that everything will stay in working order and up to code.
Is Your Circuit Breaker Tripping? We Can Help!
We all know that when you add too many appliances to a circuit, there’s a chance you may overload the breaker and cause it to trip. If the circuit was running just fine, why would the breaker suddenly trip? A condition called run-away current is to blame.
As appliances, devices, and cables are added to a circuit, load increases. The increased load demands more and more power from the line. Unfortunately, this comes with an increase in current. As current increases, devices and wires begin to heat up and expand. As cables heat up, they draw more power themselves, causing them to heat up even more. When this happens, it enters a run-away heating state that can lead to an electrical fire. To prevent this, as soon as the circuit’s maximum current rating is exceeded, the breaker trips, regardless of how smoothly things are running at the time.
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Electrical Panel Safety
If you find yourself regularly overloading a specific circuit (tripping the same breaker over and over again), then it’s best to get that circuit inspected.
Some safety tips to keep in mind when handling a circuit breaker include:
- When resetting your breaker, make sure to turn off sensitive electronic equipment to avoid power surges or equipment damage.
- Non-trained persons should not take the panel cover off. If any of your breakers feel hot to the touch, turn the breaker off and call your local, licensed electrician immediately.
A quick check by a licensed Lutherville-Timonium electrician from Clinton Electric Company will tell you if it’s simply not rated for that load or if there’s another problem. With our Warehouses on Wheels, we carry all the tools necessary to fix the issue of your breaker box. Otherwise, it may be time to upgrade the circuits in your home or to install a brand new circuit in the room.
Fuse Box Services & New Circuit Breaker Upgrades
An older method of protecting your home, fuse boxes have a very thin filament which will vaporize when the current becomes too high. They function in the same capacity as a regular circuit breaker but need to be replaced instead of being reset.
Fuses are just as effective at protecting your home as a circuit breaker, but they carry their own risks. If your fuses aren’t clearly labeled, there’s a chance you may place a fuse with too high of an amperage rating into the wrong circuit. If you intend to keep your current fuse box, make sure you have plenty of spare fuses, and that every circuit is clearly labeled for its maximum amperage. Otherwise, we would be happy to send out a Lutherville-Timonium electrician to help upgrade your home to a new circuit breaker panel. We’re the experts to call for all of your residential electrical needs.
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The people over at Clinton Electric really do a wonderful job of keeping their customers happy. I had them come by to set something up for me and the guy they sent, Chris I believe his name was, was just an absolute gem. He did a great job with installing what I needed done, and when I had an issue a couple weeks later he was right back out to my home to fix it. These guys are just spectacular and Chris just does such a wonderful job, I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone and everyone!
Amazing to Work With
Clinton Electric Co. were amazing to work with. I used their services twice because I had to have lights and extensions installed in my home. They were very good when I called; extremely prompt, their scheduling was prompt. The first time I had issues and they couldn't find the problem, but the service person who came went above and beyond and didn't stop his work until he found it, even though I told him it was okay - this was on Christmas Day exactly! I asked for him the second time around because he was so good. All in all excellent service and communication, these guys really care about the work that they do and the quality of their service is top notch. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a reliable electrician.
Really Great Prices
I recently had the folks over at Clinton Electric come over to fix some stuff for me and I am very happy with the results. They were really easy to schedule an appointment with which was a big relief for me. I really appreciated that they called prior to coming to give me a heads up of when they were coming and it was within the time slot I was assigned so that was good. When they came they did a really great job and now my electrical problems are no more! Their prices are really great and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need of a high quality electrician!