How Can I Know if My Electric Panel is Safe?
You can look for visible signs of corrosion or rust. Corrosion may occur more frequently in shore areas due to the salt in the air and water. Also, there are two brands of panels that may have major manufacturing and/or design flaws that potentially put homeowners at risk – federal pacific electric panels and certain Zinsco panels. Of course an electrician should be called to check beyond the visible signs.