This Tacoma homeowner contacted us after having repeated breaker failures over the last three years. Sometimes lights would flicker and at one point the oven stopped working entirely. The electrical problems became very clear as soon as we opened the 200 amp Electrical panel.
We found pooling water on the main breaker. As a matter of fact water had dripped down all of the circuit breaker leaving rust stains throughout the panel.
The old square D electrical panel was buried behind the washing machine, and inaccessible. Since this is a code violation we installed the new panel outside with a Rain-tight enclosure.
Since Washington Electric has worked with insurance companies in the past we encouraged the homeowner to contact their insurance company to cover the water damage to the panel. In the end it was covered 100%!