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What do Reverse Polarity and Double Tap Mean on My Tualatin Oregon Home Inspection Report?

When buying a home, you might have a home inspector prepare a report of the issues that need to be addressed in the home. It is very important to review those reports carefully and have a licensed master electrician review the suggested electrical repairs before you purchase the home.  Two common items seen on home inspection reports are reverse polarity (in receptacle outlets) and double taps (in the electrical panel). We want to explain what those mean and how they can be addressed....

How To Label An Electrical Panel (The Right Way) in Your Tigard Oregon Home

  Nothing can be more frustrating than when you need to turn a circuit off in your house and you find that you don't know which one it is. Here is some information to explain how it should be done....

Top Considerations When Researching an Electrical Panel Change or a Service Change​ for Your Sherwood Home

Why homeowners should get an electrical panel or service change Most electrical panel and/or service changes are done for two reasons:...

Is my Sherwood Oregon Federal Pacific Electrical Panel Safe?

Your electrical panel is the heart of your home’s electrical system. If it isn’t working right, then there is the potential for some serious problems. There are two electrical panel manufacturers known for being unsafe: Federal Pacific and Zinsco. Generally, I see more Federal Pacific panels in homes than Zinsco panels—at a rate of about five Federal Pacific to one Zinsco—but I see both of them. In fact, one home I was in had a Federal Pacific electrical panel for the main house panel and it had a Zinsco electrical panel for the subpanel! If your home has one of these panels, you should seriously consider having the electrical panel changed as soon as possible....