Residential Meter Base Repair in McKinney, Plano, Garland, Richardson, and Allen, TX

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Getting your home’s meter base repaired or replaced is not something that happens or needs to happen very often, but when it does, it is critical that it is performed immediately and only by a professional, licensed residential electrician.

A meter base is basically a small panel normally placed on your home’s exterior which connects your home’s power system to that of the area’s electricity provider. It also houses the meter which monitors your consumption for tracking and billing purposes. While it is the electricity provider’s responsibility to perform maintenance and repairs on the connection from the meter base to the local grid, it falls to the homeowner to ensure that everything that is connected from the meter base to the home is in good condition at all times.

There are several instances when you may need to perform meter base repair or replacement:

  • Your meter base may be old or outdated, and maybe not even up to the current city electrical code.
  • Your meter base may be outdated and not meeting the current National Electric Code (NEC) standards, as well as city standards.
  • When selling your home, the buyer may request the meter base to be replaced prior to the closing of the sale, to ensure that the home’s system meets current standards.
  • When upgrading or replacing a breaker panel in your home, either to replace an outdated one or to add power capacity your home, Residential electric power meter this may mean that you will also be changing the total amount of power that your household consumes regularly. If this happens, you may also be requested by the city or the utility company to upgrade your meter base for it to be able to properly handle this new load.
  • When securing a permit from the city for electrical work to be performed in your home, the city may also require that your meter base be brought up to current code.

This can be a rather big job, because a permit for the repair will have to be acquired first, and the city will also be shutting down power to your home until the repairs are completed. With such an important task at hand, be sure to give us at Pettett Electric a call, and let our team of experienced and licensed electricians handle this all for you, from getting a permit to the actual repair work.

Having provided our top-notch services to literally thousands of satisfied clients living in Dallas, TX for many years now, we can guarantee that each of our technicians is thorough and meticulous. You can be assured that we do not cut corners. We understand the crucial importance of your home’s safety and regular supply of power. This is why we treat every job as a top priority, making sure that all bases are covered, and that each job is completed quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

So if you ever find yourself needing someone to perform meter base repairs or replacements, remember to give Pettett Electric a call at 972-388-3560, or send us a message. Our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to answer any inquiries you may have.