Here to Help You Restore Power to Your Property
A meter base is a waterproof box that protects your electric meter. As a property owner, you may not realize that you are responsible for your electrical meter base—not the utility company. While the utility company is responsible for the meter itself, the meter base is the responsibility of residential and commercial property owners. If your meter base is damaged, the utility company cannot connect power to the base until it is fixed or replaced.
At Hutton, we understand that this can be a frustrating realization for homeowners and commercial property managers. It’s difficult enough to deal with a loss of power; finding out that the utility company won’t connect your building to power is an extra inconvenience. Because of this, we work quickly and efficiently, conducting comprehensive meter base repairs and replacements in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the surrounding areas. If your meter base has been damaged by poor weather, a storm, or some other incident, we are ready to help.
When to Schedule Meter Base Services
Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that their meter base is damaged until they lose power and the utility company won’t reconnect them. After a storm or weather event, it’s a good idea to check your meter base to see if there has been any damage. If you’re not sure if the base has been damaged, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to make any repairs yourself, as this can be hazardous.
In addition to when there are obvious signs of damage, it’s a good idea to request a meter base inspection or service if:
- A storm causes damage to your electrical system (such as a line knocked off your home), even if there is no visible damage to the meter base
- Your existing meter base is old, outdated, or not up to code (schedule an electrical inspection if you are not sure if your meter base is any of these things)
- You wish to upgrade your meter base to a higher amperage; the modern standard for most residential homes is 200A whereas older homes may have 60A meter bases
- You are adding to or renovating your home or commercial property and want to ensure that your meter base is up to code and capable of handling your electrical needs
Aside from visible meter base damage, you can tell that it might be time to upgrade your meter base if your home or commercial building experiences frequent electrical issues, such as flickering or dimmed lights. It is always best to schedule an inspection so that our Master Electricians can determine your exact electrical needs.
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