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It's tempting to attempt to save money by having a friend or neighbor do your work; however, if electrical wiring is not done properly, there is a substantial risk of shock and fire hazard. Is what little you save really worth the risk?
E&S Electric is a licensed electrical contractor in good standing in the state of Wisconsin. Like a doctor, we spend hundreds of hours every year in seminiars and training to maintain our certifications and keep up with the latest codes, products, technologies, and trends in the industry.
There are some things you should know before hiring Home Depot to do your electrical work. For starters, they don't do the work themselves - they subcontract other companies to do the work for them. How can you be sure that the company they hire will do a good job? You can't!
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There are fire and shock hazards associated with Federal Pacific Electric Stab-lok circuit breakers and service panels.
Federal Pacific Electric "Stab-Lok" service panels and breakers are a latent hazard and can fail to trip in response to overcurrent, leading to electrical fires. The breakers may also fail to shut off internally even if the toggle is switched to "off." Some double-pole (240-Volt) FPE circuit breakers and single-pole FPE Stab-Lok circuit breakers simply do not work safely.
There are other panel-defects independent of the breaker problems, panel and panel-bus fires and arcing failures in some equipment. The failure rates for these circuit breakers were and still are significant. In some cases failure to trip occurs 60% of the time - a serious fire and electrical shock hazard. Failures are documented in the CPSC study and by independent research. Additional independent testing and research is on-going.
There are electrical, fire, and shock hazards associated with Zinsco electrical components, circuit breakers, electrical panels, including certain
Sylvania electrical panels and breakers which are in fact of the same product design and origin.
These circuit breakers do not offer the level of overcurrent and fire protection provided by most other electrical panels and circuit breakers. This means homes with this equipment are at greater risk of fire or other electrical hazard. Where Zinsco and Zinsco-Sylvania electrical panels are discovered in buildings they should be replaced to reduce some very real fire and shock hazards.
Ground fault interrupter (GFI) receptacles reduce the risk of electrocution? Receptacles located in kitchens, bathrooms, unfinished basements, garages, outdoors, or adjacent to sinks should be GFI protected.