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Is your panel safe?

Recently we have had a rash of calls requesting services on panels; specifically, Zinsco panels. Since we have seen so many calls involving these panels lately I thought it would be a good subject to blog about and let our customers know the dangers we have discovered about Zinsco panels.

These panels are obsolete now and have a history of being dangerous.  Any breakers that may be needed in these panels will be a struggle to find and will be much more expensive than a modern panel. The panels and breakers have many proven cases of causing fires.  The internal parts of the panels are inadequate and the breakers have a history of not tripping when there is a surge.  This causes parts to heat up and start fires.

Here are two un-bias links that can elaborate further on the hazards of these panels.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinsco
http://www.inspectapedia.com/electric/Zinsco_Summary.htm

Though there has never been a recall or actual UL listing pulled, the company doesn’t exist anymore and there is a strong case for replacing them. We highly recommend changing your Zinsco panel. It will be more cost effective in the long run and less hazardous.

Even if you don’t have a Zinsco, is your panel outdated, inadequate or even dangerous? Call Poss Electric for a $60 panel inspection to get an estimate on your panel change today. If you book an appointment to let us upgrade your panel the inspection fee will be applied towards the cost of the panel! We are also offering 15% ANY panel change. Click Sign Up Now below  to receive our newsletter and to take advantage of this limited time offer.

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