Service Disconnects

Service Disconnects are typically an exterior device installed on the exterior of the home used to
 disconnect power from a building or home, making it safer for maintenance, emergencies
 (such as fires) and repair work to be performed.
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What Are Service Disconnects?

Service disconnects are devices that are installed on the electrical service entrance to a building or home. They are designed to disconnect power from the building or home in case of an emergency or when maintenance or repairs need to be performed. Service disconnects can be either manual or automatic, depending on the specific application and requirements.
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Why Are Service Disconnects Important?

Service disconnects are essential for safety reasons. In case of an emergency, they can be used to quickly shut off power to the building or home, preventing potential electrical hazards. In addition, service disconnects are required by the National Electrical Code (NEC) for all electrical installations. Without service disconnects, it would be impossible to safely work on electrical equipment, making it more difficult to repair or replace faulty components.

How to Install Service Disconnects

Before we begin installing service disconnects, we first need to pull the proper 
permits and have followed all local and national electrical codes.

Shut Off Power

The first step in installing service disconnects is to shut off power to the building or home. This can be done by turning off the main circuit breaker or disconnect switch.

Locate the Service Entrance

Next, we’ll locate the service entrance to the building or home. This is where the electrical service wires enter the building and where the service disconnects will be installed.

Install the Service Disconnects

The next step is to install the service disconnects. This will involve connecting the service wires to the disconnects and securing them in place. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and any local codes and regulations.

Test the Service Disconnects

Once the service disconnects are installed, we test them to make sure that they are functioning correctly.


Finally, it's essential to ground the service disconnects to prevent electrical hazards. This will involve driving a grounding rod into the ground and connecting it to the service disconnects.

In Conclusion

Installing service disconnects is an important part of any electrical installation. By following the proper procedures and regulations, you can help ensure that your installation is safe and up to code. As an electrical company, it's our responsibility to provide high-quality service to our customers, and installing service disconnects is one way to do that. By keeping our customers safe and their electrical systems working correctly, we continue to build on our strong reputation by ensuring the safety of you and your home.

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