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April 29,2021

Why is My Breaker Box on the Outside of My House?

Did your home’s power shut off unexpectedly, and you are having a difficult time finding your breaker box? If your home was recently built, then your electrical panel may be installed on the outside of your home. At Mr. Electric of Fort Worth, we offer premium commercial and residential electrical services for DFW area customers, including breaker box repair, electrical panel replacement and inspections. Are you wondering if your breaker box may be in an unexpected outdoor area? Keep reading for more information that can help you in an emergency.

How to Find Your Breaker Box

Breaker boxes are often noticeable because of the large metal box in which it is housed. Often times it is located in a basement, laundry room, garage, kitchen or out-of-the-way hallway. However, newer homes are now placing them outside of the house, making them difficult to find. The best way to pinpoint an outside breaker box is to look at the sky and find the area of your roof where the power line is connected to your property. The service panel should be installed directly below the service head, usually on the exterior wall of your home or commercial building.

Why Are Some Breaker Boxes Located on the Outside of the Home?

It may seem strange or even dangerous to install an electrical panel on the outside of a house, however, this new method was developed specifically to help protect properties. By placing the breaker box outside, it makes it easier for the fire department or emergency personnel to shut off power to your house in a crisis. This is very important for households that experience indoor flooding or a fire. The breaker box is designed to be safely installed outside, and properly sheltered from the elements. It should be perfectly safe as long as it remains well maintained. 

We Provide 24 Hour Emergency Electrical Services for North Texas Area Customers

If you cannot find your breaker box, and you are in the middle of an urgent electrical situation, then you can contact us anytime, day or night. While many electricians ignore service calls outside of normal business hours, the team at Mr. Electric will always put your safety and satisfaction first. That is why we are excited to offer 24 hour emergency electrical services for Fort Worth, Texas area property owners. Call our office anytime, and we will send a licensed electrician to your location right away.

Are You Searching for a Reliable Local Electrician for Your Home? Call Mr. Electric Today

Do you need help with an urgent electrical issue? Then get the professional care you need right away. Call the experts at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. Our certified, licensed and insured electricians are ready to come to the rescue. Contact our office for more details about our residential and commercial offerings or to schedule a convenient appointment with an experienced electrician in Fort Worth, Southlake, Hurst, Keller, Saginaw, Haslet, Grapevine, Euless, Colleyville, Bedford, Aledo, Weatherford, Texas or a nearby metro area neighborhood.