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Federal Pacific Fire Hazards in Chicago, IL

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Federal Pacific Electric is an old name of a company that used to be one of the most popular circuit breaker panel manufacturers in the country. However, they’re the cause of many fire hazards across the US. ServiceMax recognizes this and is taking steps to help homeowners alleviate fire hazards.

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While these older panels might be defective, we can easily replace them with newer and safer units that will keep your home running smoothly.

Call ServiceMax for professional fire hazard protection in Chicago, IL.

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How a Circuit Breaker Keeps You Safe

A circuit breaker panel is designed to do several things to keep your home and your electrical system safe. It divides your home’s electrical system into individual circuits, so that all of the appliances and light systems in your home get the amount of power they need. In addition, the panel helps to protect you from an overloaded circuit, shutting off that particular circuit breaker to prevent a fire hazard. That’s why you may need to reset a breaker from time to time.

The Problem with Federal Pacific Electric Circuit Breaker Panels

Federal Pacific Electric is no longer running to this day, but it used to be one of the most popular circuit breaker panel manufacturers in the country. Unfortunately, thousands of fires each year start due to old Federal Pacific Electric panels, but you can still find them in millions of homes across the US.

Lab tests have proven that the Stab–Lok breakers used in FPE panels are defective, but the panels were never formally recalled. Still, electricians across the country urge anyone with Federal Pacific electrical panels in place to schedule an appointment with an electrician.

Identifying Federal Pacific Panels

Check the panel in your home for a Federal Pacific Electric name or label, which should be found somewhere inside or on the cover. In addition, if the panel still uses the Stab–Lok breakers, you should find identifiable red strips across each breaker marking the Stab–Lok brand. Time is of the essence, so call in an electrician with the right experience for the job.

Do You Need Circuit Breaker Panel Replacement?

ServiceMax provides services and replacement for Federal Pacific Electric circuit breaker panels in Chicago, IL. We have experience dealing with this type of fire hazard, so we can answer all of your questions and make sure you have a new circuit breaker that protects your home. If we find there are additional problems with your wiring, we can let you know so that you can schedule any additional services.

Call our friendly team today. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service to any homeowner, whether you are seeking out a quick consultation or complete circuit breaker panel replacement.

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