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Breaker/Fuse Repair and Replacement in Orange County

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The breaker panel is one of the most important elements of a safe and fully-functioning home electrical system. If a breaker is not working properly, it can cause electrical problems in the home and keep all the systems from working properly and reliably. At S.E. Electrical Services, we are proud to provide the best breaker and fuse repair, replacement, and upgrades for clients in Orange County and the surrounding areas. Customer satisfaction is our priority, so regardless of your needs, our electricians are committed to providing the best service to make your home safe and comfortable.

Why Electrical Panels?

Whether you have a fuse box or a circuit breaker, this protection is crucial for your home. Unrestrained electricity without a device to harness and control its power is destructive and dangerous. Many of the appliances that individuals keep in their homes can only handle a small amount of electricity before being damaged. A circuit breaker is there to cut off the flow of electricity in the event of a large surge of electricity to prevent short circuit, overheating, and the negative effects of these occurrences.

Circuit Breaker Vs. Fuse Box

Both circuit breakers and fuse boxes provide the same protection for your home. The difference is that, while fuses contain metal parts that are designed to melt and interrupt power when an excessive surge occurs, circuit breakers work by tripping. When a powerful surge of electricity runs through the circuit breaker, an electromagnet or bi-metal strip (depending on the design of the panel) will react, causing the circuit breaker to trip and the power to be safely interrupted.

Circuit breakers are the more convenient option because a tripped breaker can simply be flipped back on once the problem of excessive electricity is resolved. Fuses, on the other hand, must be replaced each time the metal is melted by a surge. However, fuse boxes are also the more affordable option making them a good choice for certain households. Whether you choose to have a circuit breaker or a fuse box in your home, they will accomplish the same goal. Our electricians are experts in the installation of both.

Indications of a Needed Repair

It is important to watch out for signs that your circuit breaker panel or fuse box may need to be repaired or replaced. One of the first things to look out for is flickering lights in the home. You may always notice the flickering throughout the day, or perhaps only when turning on an appliance such as the microwave or television. If you notice these inconsistencies, it may be time to contact your local electrician.

Other signs to watch out for are melted wires, rust or other indications of corrosion on the breaker panel, or a circuit breaker that is overloaded, overheating or no longer functioning. It is extremely important to seek repair as soon as any of these signs are noticed to prevent loss of power, damages, fire, or explosions.

Panel Upgrades, Installation, and Repair

At S.E. Electrical Services we provide every type of electrical panel service from upgrades to repair. We work with our Orange County customers to find the right solution for your home. During each repair call, we run diagnostics to find the problem, make recommendations, give our customers a quote, perform a detailed test, replace all necessary parts, and perform a final test to ensure everything is working correctly.

In the event that a replacement is recommended or needed, we will provide all the information necessary for you to make an informed decision. Replacements or upgrades may be a good idea if the panel is constantly needing repairs, or if the electrical needs exceed your current solution’s capacity. Some families choose to upgrade from a fuse box to a circuit breaker to minimize maintenance and eliminate fuse replacement. Whatever your needs, our team of knowledgeable electricians is ready to help.

What are the warning signs that my home may need an electrical panel upgrade?

If your electrical panel stays warm to the touch, emits a noise (buzz or other), or has a burning smell, these could be signs that it is over-loaded or you have a bad circuit breaker. Other telltale signs include your electrical panel tripping often or your lights are flickering or dimming when you use multiple electrical items simultaneously.

Why an Electrician?

Although it is perfectly fine to have a DIY spirit when it comes to your home’s decor, attempting to fix an electrical problem, such as a faulty or malfunctioning circuit breaker, is dangerous and can be costly to your family in more ways than one. Because of the dangerous and sensitive nature of electrical repair, it is extremely important that you hire the services of a trusted electrician when anything goes wrong. By doing so you can avoid injury and damage to your home’s electrical system.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our goal is to provide the best service in the Orange County area. We strive to go above and beyond when it comes to these areas:

Safety 

We are dedicated to the safety of both our customers and our workers. We follow a strict set of procedures to ensure safety throughout the whole process. Each electrician will perform safety inspections at each visit to guarantee the correct functioning of the electrical system.

Price Transparency

We believe in total transparency when it comes to the cost of our services. There are no hidden fees, no surprise charges, and prices will be quoted upfront before we begin any work. By doing this, our customers can make informed decisions about their home’s electrical systems.

Clean Work Site

Each of our electricians has respect for the home in which they are working. We are committed to leaving a clean work site so that our customers do not have to clean up a mess. A clean worksite is part of our guarantee.

1 Year Warranty

Each service, repair, and installation come with a 1-year warranty. Our S.E. Guarantee means that you are protected after each service.

S.E. Electrical Services, Inc.

S.E. Electrical Services is a family-owned and operated business that is in Orange County. We have been serving customers in Orange County and surrounding communities for over 10 years and are committed to providing quality services with a promise of professionalism, transparency, and complete satisfaction. Contact us today to talk to us about your electrical needs.