Richard K. of Canton, Ohio, had a problem: water was getting inside his home’s electrical service panel. Not only that, but both the panel and his electrical service line had become badly corroded.
The deterioration of his electric line likely allowed water to seep into the electrical service panel, and corrosion in the service panel can ruin the connection between the line and the house and is a fire hazard. These problems caused partial loss of power to the home, with no power available in the kitchen, living room or bedrooms when it rained.
Even worse, his wife was on oxygen and the outages caused her oxygen concentrator to stop working, forcing her to switch to her portable tank – a limited resource that could only be refilled once every three months. The frequent usage because of the power outages was eating through her limited supply.