CONSUMER REPORT: Federal Pacific Electric Panel Boxes Can Be Fire Hazards
The Federal Pacific Electric Company (FPE) was one of the most common manufacturers of circuit breaker panels boxes in North America from the 1950s to the 1980s. Millions of their panels were installed in homes across the country. Over time, electricians and home inspectors found Federal Pacific Electric panels sometimes failed to provide proper protection to homeowners. Experts say that certain panels could appear to work fine for years, but after one overcurrent or short circuit, they could overheat and become fire hazards.
If you believe you may have one of these defective electric panel boxes, contact RJ Wiggins Electrical today. We can inspect your breaker box and provide options for replacing it with a modern solution that will help protect your home and your family. Call us at (919) 353-8862.