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This outlet was located behind a sofa at the home of one our customers. When an electrical device becomes old, worn out, or painted over they may be come dangerous. Do not let neglect be the cause of personal injury or property dammage. Have a licensed electrician check the devices in your home today.

SERVICE PANEL TUNE UPS 

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FIRE DAMAGED MAIN BREAKER
(CAUSED BY LOOSE TERMINATIONS)

The terminations in your main panel can become loose over time due to vibration, corrosion, heat caused by occasional overloads, or improper installation. Loose connections can cause arching, arching creates heat, excessive heat will melt the casing of wires and the breakers they are connected to, possibly leading to a fire in your main panel that can spread throughout your home. In the picture above you can see the result of loose connections on a main breaker that caused extensive fire damage.

Thankfully nobody was hurt in the fire.

The most common signs of loose connections is lights flickering throughout your home, and or circuit breakers tripping for no reason.  

This fire could have been avoided with a simple panel tune up, if your service is more than ten years old or your lights are flickering its time to have your panel tuned up, please see our seasonal specials page for more information on panel tune ups. 

  

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HEALTHY MAIN BREAKER


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Always keep children safe from electrical devices.

 Plug in inserts work fine but, taking them out

every time you need to use an outlet gets tiring.

Why not replace them with new tamper proof outlets

 ask us how today.

(732)-739-6229  


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Aluminum wiring for branch circuts, consisting of recpticals and lighting was used in houses built between 1960 and the mid 70s, and was outlawed in the late 70s for a good reason.

Aluminum wire will expand and contract with heating and cooling of normal use of appliances and lighting, causing loose connections, these loose connections can lead to excessive heat due to arcing, which causes melt down of wire, wire connectors, (wire nuts) and devices (outlets and switches) becoming a major fire hazard. (notice the melted plastic and burned wire in this device above and the burned wire and wire nut  in the lighting box below) if your home was built between 1960 and the mid 70s you may have aluminum wiring.

Please call to have your electrical system checked as soon as possible this problem can be addressed without  re wiring your whole home.

Call today for more info 


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Do you have a Federal Pacific service panel in your home?

 If you do, you have a fire safety issue on your hands. Many homes and dwellings built between the mid 1950's to the mid 1980's were built with Federal Pacific (FPE) panels installed.

Federal Pacific no longer manuacturers this product due to its safety issues. FPE "stab-lock" service panels and breakers are dangerous and can fail leading to electrical fires. FPE breakers fail to trip at an alarming rate.

When a circuit breaker does not trip in response to an overload

or short circuit there is a serious risk of fire, 

not only in the service panel but any where on the circuit that the breakers are protecting.

 The circuit breakers do not directly cause a fire, some other failure on the circuit

must occur first, which in turn causes an overload of the circuit "protected" by the FPE breaker.

There are also problems with the FPE bus design and the way the breakers attach to the bus bar.

FPE breakers loosen as they heat and create the potential for arcing causing the breaker to heat up and burn.

 There are also many instances in which installers have improperly modified breakers to fit into the "stab-lock" bus design  and in doing so have created a potential fire hazard.

 Electrical circuit breakers are in place to prevent a circuit from overheating if and when it becomes overloaded.

Breakers that do not provide reliable protection under these conditions are essentially worthless.

 For these reasons we recommend the replacement of Federal Pacific panels whenever we encounter them.

Check our seasonal specials page for discounts on changing out Federal Pacific panels

(See the pictures and links below to help you identify a Federal pacific panel)   

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FEDERAL PACIFIC PANEL & BREAKERS

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FAILED BREAKER, (NOTICE FAILED BREAKER LOCKED IN ON POSITION)

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FPE LINK 1

FPE LINK 2

FPE LINK 3


   

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