Signs That Your Main Electrical Service May Need to Be Upgraded

Atlanta, Georgia is home to offices of more than 75% Fortune 1000 companies. So, it doesn’t come as a big surprise that there has been a huge inflow of migrants from different parts of the country as well as from around the globe to this amazing city.

With a population of around 5.4 million people, Atlanta is seeing an explosive growth. Despite the current downward trend in the real estate market across the globe, there has been an increasing demand for both purchase and renting of homes in this city.

If you are planning to purchase or rent a house in Atlanta, it will be good to check if there is a need to upgrade the main electrical service. This is important because not only old electrical appliances consume more electricity, they may become unsafe over time. Moreover, our modern lifestyle makes use of various technologically advanced equipments that are quite challenging for the ancient electrical systems.

You may need to upgrade or change the main electrical services of a house, if:

  • You are adding more space or going to do some major renovations
  • You have antiquated breaker switches and fuses that are over 20 years old
  • Your service conductors are cracked, brittle and peeling
  • You have noises emanating from your panel or meter
  • Fuse blows whenever you switch on your microwave
  • Your lights are flickering on a continuously basis

If any of these conditions are true for you, you need to hire an Atlanta electrical contractor to help you with the upgrades and the changes. When looking for an electrician, check the reputation of the electrical company you opt for. Check the years of experience they have. Also, make sure that they are insured against all kinds of injuries and damages. They should also be a member of a professional guild or electricians union.

You should also ask some standard questions before award the electrical contractor with the job of upgrading your main electrical service of your home. Ask them –

  • Are you state licensed and insured?
  • Have you ever performed this type of project and do you have any references?
  • Do you offer a warrant?
  • How much time will you take to complete the task?

Some of you may get a small heart attack listening to the amount of money it will take to upgrade your main electrical service. However, you cannot to do this upgrade yourself as it can prove to be risky and you may end up spending a lot more. So, hire the services of an experienced Atlanta electrician who can perform your main electrical service upgrade successfully without putting you, your family and of course your home in any danger.