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Zinsco Electrical Panel

Oh No!

You have a Zinsco electrical panel.  Zinsco electrical panels have gained notoriety over the years for several safety concerns and issues, which is why they are often considered "bad" and have been the subject of numerous recalls, investigations, and legal actions.

Whats The Big Deal

  • Zinsco panels were designed with a unique "Stab-Lok" circuit breaker system. These breakers had a design flaw that made them prone to overheating and malfunctioning. Over time, this could lead to circuits not tripping when they should, potentially causing electrical fires.

    Design Flaws

  • Numerous independent tests and studies conducted over the years have shown that Zinsco circuit breakers had a much higher failure rate than other brands. This unreliability poses a significant safety risk.  Besides that,  Zinsco panels installed in homes are often quite old today. As electrical components age, they can become more prone to problems and failures, compounding the inherent safety issues.

    High Failure Rates

  • Zinsco panels and breakers do not meet current electrical safety standards, which have evolved and become more stringent over the years. This makes them incompatible with modern electrical systems and safety expectations.

    Failure to Meet Current Safety Standards

What Do I Do?

Due to these well-documented safety concerns and the unreliability of Zinsco electrical panels and circuit breakers, many experts recommend replacing them with modern, safer panels from reputable manufacturers. If you suspect that your home has an Zinsco electrical panel, Give me a call and we will discuss the best course of action, which often includes replacing the panel to ensure the safety of your home and its occupants.

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