Is Your Electrical Panel Safe?
FPE/Zinsco panels replacements
Your electrical panel operates like a human’s body. Circuits and wires carry electricity throughout the home like veins and arteries carry blood to organs and limbs. Without the home’s nervous (electrical) system, there would be no power for the appliances in your home. The problem with these FPE and Zincsco panels is they may no longer protect your home from overcurrents and short circuits.
Good News for Insurance Companies
If your home is equipped with Federal Pacific Electrical (FPE) or Zincsco circuit breaker boxes you are at risk. NFPA is the National Fire Protection Association and in 2011 they determined that an estimated 47,700 home structure fires were reported to U.S. fire departments and they involved some type of electrical failure or malfunction as a factor contributing to ignition. These fires resulted in 418 civilian deaths, 1,570 civilian injuries, and $1.4 billion in direct property damage. In 2007-2011, home electrical fires represented 13% of total home structure fires, 18% of associated civilian deaths, 11% of associated civilian injuries, and 20% of associated direct property damage.
The most inclusive and direct interpretation of “electrical fire” is a fire involving some type of electrical failure or malfunction. Any equipment powered by electricity can have such a failure. Having these two types of panels can jeopardize you and your family’s life. To add insult to injury, Congress passed a bill allowing insurance companies to no longer have to cover loss due to home electrical fire when homes have these panels installed. However change in this case is easy, just give us a call and one of our licensed electrical technicians will be out there to fix the problem.
Is Your Panel Dangerous?
If you live in an older home and are unsure what kind of circuit breaker panel you have you really need to check it out. New panels are much safer and can give you some peace of mind. Prevent your family from a major loss such as the loss of the home or a loved one and give ProMag Energy Group a call today for an appointment with one of master electricians to upgrade your electrical panel.