Cleveland TN Emergency Electrician
Things happen, especially after a major storm. There are times when your electrical system can put your home in a potentially hazardous situation. There are times when you'll need a Cleveland TN emergency electrician. One of the most common issues we encounter is a fallen branch or tree falling on the power line and ripping the electric meter from the exterior of someone's home. These types of damages can leave you without power for days or weeks. Many electrical companies are unfamiliar with the insurance claim process. At Two Rivers Electric we can work directly with your insurance company to ensure a smooth process to repair the damage to your electrical system. A damaged electrical meter requires a licensed electrician and an electrical contractor that understands how to coordinate with the utility company. An emergency electrician that understands the insurance claim process can make the difference between your repair being executed quickly or dragging on for days or weeks.
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What is the process for repairing a damaged panel or meter?
An electrical panel upgrade or electric meter repair first needs to be inspected by a licensed, insured, and qualified Cleveland TN emergency electrician. If the panel is partially burned or malfunctioning, it may be the case that you will need to replace the electrical meter and also an electrical panel upgrade. In some serious hazardous situations, the state codes office and the utility company will allow you to perform the repair or replacement immediately without first filing paperwork, and then all paperwork can be performed post-install. However, in less consequential circumstance, to upgrade electrical panel or electrical meter replacement must be scheduled ahead of time and coordinated with the local utility company.
On the day of your scheduled repair, the lineman will arrive and will disconnect power from your home. It is possible your Cleveland TN emergency electrician and the utility company will arrive at different times. This is normal. Your power could be shut off anywhere from 4 to 12 hours. This means all your kitchen appliances, Wifi, HVAC, and all other electrical devices will be off the majority of the day. We encourage our customers to make plans for the day, as their house will become either hot or cold, and they will be unable to cook any meals. After the power has been shut off, the certified technician will immediately begin his work of replacing or repairing your electrical system. When he nears completion, he will call the power company to have them reconnect the service. It can take hours for the power company to send a lineman out to reconnect power, and unfortunately this is out of the control of Two Rivers Electric. We encourage our customers to call the power company every hour until the power company fulfills the request to have power reconnected.
As you can see, an electrical panel upgrade or electric meter replacement is very involved and takes preparation and coordination. It's important to select the right Cleveland TN emergency electrician to perform your electrical panel upgrade or electric meter replacement.