Repair Services for Overheating Meter Sockets in Atlanta
One of the riskiest things we might discover when inspecting meters is an overheating meter socket, commonly known as a “hot socket.” The most serious safety risk brought on by hot sockets are electrical fires, which may frequently be prevented by taking a little more time and care to identify and fix these problems. With years of experience managing overheated meter socket repairs in Atlanta and elsewhere, RS Andrews, Inc.
Schedule an appointment with one of our expert electricians in Atlanta, Savannah, Alpharetta, and surrounding areas today at 770-913-6412, or send us a message online.
A Hot Socket: What Is It?
The improperly directed power might cause the meter to overheat when there are loose connections in the meter socket. The risk increases the longer these hot meter hookups are unattended. In fact, these issues are to blame for up to 1,000 electrical fires annually. The good news is that risks like these can be avoided if you make sure to hire qualified experts to conduct accurate meter testing with the right tools.
The following are some of the most typical reasons of hot sockets:
Having loose connections can be the result of poor installation or wear and tear over time. Micro-arcs that come from improper connection tightening heat up the component.
Wear and tear on the terminal: In the majority of meter bases, the meter is held in place by spring-loaded jaws. The springs deteriorate with repeated removal and replacement of the meter, increasing the likelihood of the same micro-arcs.
Temperature variations: The meter housing’s expansion and contraction in response to the weather may let the jaws loosen, leading to a loose connection.
Request hot socket service now by calling us at 770-913-6412. You can also reach us online.
Knowing How to Spot Overheated Meter Sockets
Homeowners reporting this issue frequently claim that their lights have started to dim or flicker frequently. However, it is strongly advised that you bring in a team of professionals who are equipped to deal with electrical systems securely rather than attempting to confirm this diagnosis on your own.
A skilled expert may search for the damage indicators listed below:
- Damage to the jaws, which may include fading, pitting, or inadequate spring tension
- Burnt wires
- Meters with dirty blades
- Energy meter showing output that is higher than usual
- Providing security and peace of mind
The best course of action if you are worried about the security of your meter is to have routine testing and maintenance performed by our knowledgeable team. At RS Andrews, we continuously work to deliver the best customer service and craftsmanship available.
RS Andrews is located at 3617 Clearview Pkwy, Doraville, GA 30340. From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL / KATL) head west on Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Blvd and keep right to continue on M H Jackson Service Rd. Then, keep left to stay on M H Jackson Service Rd and use the left lane to merge onto Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Blvd. Next, continue onto Charles W Grant Pkwy and turn left to merge onto I-75 S. At this point, merge onto I-75 S and take exit 238A to merge onto I-285 E toward Augusta. Next, take exit 32 for US-23/Buford Hwy toward Doraville and use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-23 S/Buford Hwy NE. Then, turn left onto Stewart Rd and turn right onto Clearview Ave. Finally, turn left onto Clearview Pl and then turn right where RS Andrews will be on the right.
We are open Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM.
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