We are your Residential Electrical Specialists providing the top-level of electrical expertise in California. Our team of experienced licensed, bonded and insured electricians and journeymen deliver electrical safety, beautiful lighting, and professional workmanship.
There’s a lot of work that goes into establishing yourself as an expert in your field. Priority 1 Electric was formed after years of experience dealing with every kind of residential circuit breaker box. And we continue to spend time learning everything we can about older and the latest circuit breakers and circuit breaker panels. We not only use this information to better ourselves as electrical technicians but we also help our customers keep informed about the electrical system in their home. That’s how we became known as a circuit breaker specialist.
For example, if you’re still relying on fuses as a safety device for your electrical system, it’s about time you made a change. Circuit breakers are more reliable and efficient, and you don’t have to buy new ones when they trip. With a fuse box, you have to constantly replace burned out fuses and even the new ones don’t necessarily have the capacity to handle today’s complex electrical devices and their power requirements. The fuse box is also most likely connected to an older wiring system, something else you might want to look into having us replace for you, for safety purposes.
Circuit breaker panels are not all the same, and there have been many circuit breaker changes in recent years that we try to stay current on and inform homeowners about. If you have a Federal Pacific Electric “stab-lock” panel, Zinsco circuit breakers, or Pushmatic/Bulldog breakers, you should look into upgrading. These systems are usually out-of-date and could be defective – a safety hazard in your home. To protect your health and the health of your family, please call us to evaluate these systems and recommend a viable replacement that will eliminate any danger.
It’s important, when installing or trouble-shooting a circuit breaker panel, that all breaker switches be clearly labeled for the rooms or outlets they are attached to. In the event of an emergency, if the fire department, a plumber, or an electrician needs to get to your circuit breakers to turn power off, not labeling properly could cause a delay that will result in unnecessary damage to your home or possible injury to the emergency response personnel. If you haven’t had an electrical inspection done recently, call our office and we’ll take care of it for you.