Does your home or business have an older-style electrical panel? If you own an older home or business and it has one of the panels listed below, you need to replace it. 

There are many older homes in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas.  If your home or business was constructed before 1990 it’s possible it may incorporate one of the brands listed below.  If your home was built in the 1950’s, 1960’s, or 1970’s it’s highly likely that it does have an electrical panel that should be replaced.  Electrical panels are designed for safety and depending on their age contain either fuses or circuit breakers.  These devices are designed to shut off power if too much electricity flows through them.  When these devices fail to function properly, the result is overheating and potentially catastrophic fires. With the advent of ever more powerful appliances and electronics, older electrical panels simply are designed to handle the demands.  Insurance companies may also fail to insure a home if it is still utilizing one of the brands listed below and mortgage companies.  Since 2004, Positricity has helped homeowners and businesses in the Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Petersburg areas avoid disaster by providing electric panel repair and replacement.

Dangerous Electrical Panels You Should Consider Replacing

Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Panels – These electric panels were among the most popular panels in the United States from the 1950’s well in to the early 1980’s.  They have proven to be extremely unsafe when it comes to handling the demands of new appliance and electronics technology.  Some of the concerns are:

Zinsco Panels – While these panels are no longer being manufactured, many homes and businesses built in the 1970’s incorporate the Zinsco or GTE-Sylvania panel as they were sometimes labeled.  Some concerns are:

Sylvania or Challenger Panels – These panels were very popular in the 1980’s and early 1990’s but are no longer in production.  Some concerns are:

Other Reasons to have your Panel Inspected or Replaced

Who Should you Contact for an Electrical Panel Replacement?

At Positricity, we can help you with all your electrical panel needs. You need an experienced electrician who will diagnose and fix the problem immediately. This is not a do it yourself project and should not be delayed, the stakes are too high. If you are unsure as to whether you have a faulty electric panel, do not hesitate to have your unit inspected. If your home or business needs an electrical panel upgrade, or you’ve received a notice to replace your electrical panel, this task is best left to the trained professional electricians at Positricity. We can not only assist you with the electrical panel upgrade, but we will do all the insurance paperwork for you as well.  With 24/7 service, we are available when you need us the most. Schedule your appointment today!