Danger of Water in Electrical Service Panels

Conducting a home inspection requires detachment of the panel box covering to make viewing and inspecting the panel interior easier. Checking the internal electrical connections, breakers, grounding, wire type, wire size, panel box condition and main breaker is part of the inspection.

Rainwater is always the main reason why there is the presence of moisture in the electrical service panel. Normally, electric meter or service drop can cause main problems inside the panel boxes. Water can move towards the interior of the insulated electrical wire and finally lodge itself inside the panel box by using the electric meter or service drop as a vehicle or conveyance. Continue reading