Every home has an electrical panel where the power enters the house and is reduced to smaller electrical circuits that service the various parts of the house. Inside the electrical panel, a breaker controls each circuit and monitors the amount of electricity running to the circuit as an added safety feature. When there is a spike or surge in power, the breaker opens the circuit and stops the flow of electricity to prevent overloading the wiring and starting an electrical fire.
The two most important pieces of information to understand about an electrical panel is that its function is vital to the safety of your home. And second, a failure of the electrical panel can impact any part of your home’s electrical system. So safety inspections and Lafayette electrical panel repairs or replacements are critical to your home and loved ones safety.