Electrical preventative maintenance isn’t just an important way to avoid preventable electrical repairs and maintain your system. It’s also a great way to save money!
Using electricity produces heat. Over time, that heat causes expanding and contracting of an electrical system. This cyclical heating and cooling can cause the screws to loosen in the electrical panels.
In other cases, the breaker on the bus bars can become loose, in turn generating an arcing condition (unexpected, short, very powerful bursts of electricity) that transfers a great amount of heat, thus accelerating the potential failure of the breakers, wiring and the bus bars. A worn out or loose receptacle can also create heat or an arcing condition when something is plugged in, creating a fire hazard. Many home owners are not aware of these serious and potentially dangerous conditions or what they can do to help prevent them.
You should have your electrical system inspected at least once a year to help keep your home safe and your electrical system in top working condition.