Electrical Panel Repair, Installation & Upgrades

Electrical panel repairs and installations should only be performed by a professional electrician. Call Five Star to get your power in order.

Circuit Breakers

Is your circuit breaker struggling to meet your power needs? Are you tripping your circuit breaker regularly? Hire a Five Star electrician to take a deeper look and perform repairs.

Electrical Diagnostics in Columbus, OH

Electrical Repair & Diagnostics in Columbus, OH

A multitude of issues can arise when inexperienced individuals handle your electrical system. Ensuring the safety and functionality of your home is of utmost importance, which is why it is crucial to seek the expertise of a professional electrician. Whether you encounter peculiar electrical behavior, are in the process of purchasing a new property, or are preparing to sell, we highly recommend enlisting the services of Five Star Columbus Electrical. Our team of skilled electricians specializes in home electrical diagnostic and troubleshooting, providing a comprehensive analysis of your system's needs. Trust Five Star Columbus Electrical to keep your electrical system running smoothly and safely, so you can have peace of mind.

4 Signs You Need Electrical Panel Services

Burning Smell from Breaker Box

As with anything electrical, a burning smell is never a good sign. However, it can signify major and dangerous issues with the breaker box and your electrical system. If you smell burning from your breaker box, call an “electrician near me” from a trusted contractor to ensure a safe and quick inspection. A burning smell from the breaker box could signify melted wires.

Home Is More Than 20 Years Old

While having an older home may not necessitate an electrical panel upgrade if you have improved your current device, it is still good to have an electrician do an inspection. These inspections ensure your electrical system is up to code and reveal what (if any) improvements need to be made, especially if you are considering a remodel or new appliance installation.

Faulty Light Switch

Fuse boxes are in most older houses. If your home has a fuse box, it is time to reach out to a licensed and certified electrician to help you with an electrical panel replacement. You want to keep your home up to code, and there is no fuse box in any house in the state that complies with minimum standards.

Breakers Trip Repeatedly

Breakers can trip for many reasons一problems with your home’s electrical panel, faulty wiring, or a bad breaker. Once all simple fixes are run through, especially if you notice burn marks or rust on the breaker, it is likely time for an electrical panel replacement.

Electrical Panel & Circuit Breaker FAQ


If your electrical panel is outdated, it’s probably not meeting your home’s needs. As we continue to add more and more electronics and appliances, we demand more from our panel, and older ones are not up to the task. So if your panel is 25-years old, or you’re noticing frequent shorts or dimming lights, it’s time for an upgrade.


A short circuit (often called a “short”) occurs when the wire carrying the electrical current (referred to as the “hot wire” and usually black) has contact with the grounded conductor (the “neutral,” generally white) or the equipment ground (the “bare copper,” typically green). When a short happens, it generates an overabundance of heat. If left unchecked, it can create sparks resulting in an electrical fire. In the event of a short, your electrical panel will cut the power to the circuit.

What Should I Do if My Breaker Panel Is Hot?

If you can safely turn the power off, do so and give us a call immediately. On the other hand, you might need an upgrade or some maintenance. Either way, this is a job for professionals.

We Provide the Power in Central Ohio

If you ask our customers and the people we serve, they will tell you our name says it all. We stand behind all of our work as a local family-owned and operated electrical contractor serving the Greater Columbus area. We are the Franklin County’s trusted local electrical company, serving all your electric needs, including electrical repairs, electrical installation, wiring repairs, wiring installation, electrical outlets, indoor lighting, outdoor lighting, electrical safety inspections, generator installations, circuit breaker panel installation, service panel installation, outlet installation and more.

We’re the fastest, most qualified electricians for every phase of your home or business’s electrical project. Why run the risk of making an electrical problem even more complicated, or risking your home or safety, when you can call a local professional electrician near you to take care of those faulty outlets in your home or building or run a wire to that new lighting fixture? Call Five Star today at (614) 398-2988.