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Electrical Panel Maintenance Tips

PROFESSIONAL PANEL MAINTENANCE – WHAT WE DO!

Regular maintenance of the electrical panel is important to prevent environmental damage. Some of them are: humidity, outside temperatures or to the flow of current. A physical anomaly in the installation can lead to a malfunction. It can also range from a simple power cut to a potential fire start. It is advisable to perform these simple maintenance procedures once a year.

⚠️CAUTION: BEFORE ANY EMERGENCY, THINK ABOUT YOUR SAFETY!

  • Cut off the power at the main differential circuit breaker(and photovoltaic panels)
  • Ideally prefer to use an insulated screwdriver.
Electrical Panel Maintenance Tips
Electrical Panel Maintenance Tips

CHECK THE PROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

The first step is to check that the elements of your electrical installation are properly on to the level of the protections.

If necessary, carry out the tightening:

  • horizontal combs
  • terminal blocks

Sometimes the vibrations linked to the passage of the current or to tremors of external causes. That’s because they are unscrewable.

It’s better to check also that the electrical wires are still properly connected at the terminal blocks (top and bottom) of the RCDs and branch circuit breakers .


TEST DIFFERENTIAL SWITCHES


ADVICE :

 

To protect your equipment, disconnect electrical devices
that depend on the row where the differential switch under test is located.

 

Do not hesitate to test the effective protection of the differential switches . A button (marked ‘T’ ) is provided for this purpose, in order to regularly check that the differential switch trips at the correct threshold, that is to say at the one written on it (example: 30mA ).


🧹CLEAN THE ELECTRICAL PANEL

Another simple gesture for maintaining your electrical panel is to dust it off. Indeed, the excessive accumulation of dust can disturb its normal functioning. Consequently, to do this, use a DRY cloth to go to the places where dust is deposited.


READ THE LABELS

Finally, in the event of a problem requiring a rapid shutdown of a sector, the table must be understandable by as many people as possible and make it possible to quickly identify the various electrical circuits in the house. Also remember to check that your chalkboard labels are still in good condition and legible. Replace them with new ones if necessary.

At Electrician Massachusetts, we provide your pre-wired electrical panel already labeled with the different circuits: lights (Lu), sockets (PC), specific equipment (hotplates, dishwasher, VMC, convectors, garage, cellar, swimming pool, etc.). ). They are named and represented by simple diagrams to ensure:

  • Optimal readability of the table 
  • Intuitive identification of the different electrical sectors of the home.

We also collaborate with Electricians in North MA & Electricians in South MA!

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