April 30, 2019
It’s not uncommon for homes, even newer homes, to lose power from time to time. Whether it’s a downed power line, damage at a neighborhood substation, or larger issues with a local or regional transformer, there’s not a lot homeowners can do to eliminate or prevent power losses beyond their control. For those who live in or recently purchased an older home, frequent and consistently increasing power outages are often the result of aging breakers, panels, wiring or other components located inside the house.
This was exactly the case for a recent electrical repair service request we responded to, and thought it would be helpful to share what we discovered, assessed and repaired. This was an older home that was having ongoing power loss issues in random areas and patterns. After confirming that the problems were not widespread, the homeowner called us to see if we could get to the bottom of it.
Panel Replacement to Eliminate Sporadic Power Outages
It didn’t take long to determine that the current electrical panel was considerably older, a bit outdated, and in need of rather urgent replacement. After repositioning the breakers to restore temporary power, our team performed a panel upgrade that resolved the issue completely. And after a pair of follow ups, we’ve been able to confirm that things have been running perfectly ever since.
When it comes to restoring power in your home, we can’t stress enough how important it is to call a qualified, experienced electrician who knows exactly what to look for, and more importantly, which safety precautions to take before attempting to fix anything. Electrical work is not your run-of-the-mill DIY home project. People get hurt and electrocuted every year trying to resolve what they believe to be simple repairs, so it’s just not worth the risk.
Emergency Electrical Repairs in Rochester NY
If the scenario mentioned above sounds strangely familiar to what you’re experiencing, Unlimited Electric can help. We’re full-service Rochester NY electricians who have been serving the entire WNY area since 1987. Our team works efficiently and thoroughly to restore your power, make any needed repairs, or install more modern electrical solutions in the case of older homes. We offer rush and emergency electrical repair services whenever possible, and our rates are among the most competitive in the greater Rochester area.
Speak to an electrician right now or schedule an appointment by calling Unlimited Electric in Rochester at 585-223-2157. You can also send us your questions via email through our website’s contact page.