J.S. Mixon Electrical Contractor Inc.  PA#006995

Licensed and insured, free estimates 717-545-3498
Email: tom@jsmixonelectric.com

J.S. Mixon Electrical Contractor Inc. 

510 N Blue Ribbon Ave

Harrisburg Pa 17112

PA # 006995

First place to start is the electrical panel.  Below are 2 electrical panels not in production anymore. We highly recommend replacement of these panels due to them not being reliable when it comes to overloads. To the right is a Federal Pacific to the left is a Zinsco it could also be labeled Sylvania because they had bought Zinsco out in early 1980s
The Zinsco panel above could also be labeled Sylvania. Check out this link about these panels. The problem with Zinsco breakers
It is good to also check for signs of rust on your box. Water and electricity don't mix and water always wins. If you see a lot of rust on the bottom of your electrical box like this picture below, you could be getting water from outside. This should be checked out A.S.A.P.
Above is a Federal Pacific panel. If you have one of these check out this link. The problem with Federal Pacific breakers
Below is an older style Zinsco and could be labeled Magnatrip.
It's also a good idea to make sure there is proper space around your electrical box. You should not be touching oil tanks or hot water heaters or leaning over anything when standing in front of it. Your electrical box should never be in a clothes closet or have water pipes directly above it.
So there we have some of the basic but very important details about your electrical service. If you have any questions feel free to call and ask away. Be sure to check out the your meter base page and our Before & After page