My Meter is Falling Off Of My House: Who Can Fix It? | KB Electric LLC

If we did a Google search about meter sockets, there is one popular phrase that will pop up in the search results: “My meter is falling off of my house.” Some will even ask in Google this question: “Who can fix my meter socket that is ripping off of my house?” If you are a homeowner with a meter socket falling or ripping off of your house, it’s time to call a licensed and insured electrician. Let’s explain why an electrician should be the only professional to repair or replace your meter socket if it is damaged, or if you are getting an electrical service upgrade.


meter socket repair - falling off of house

meter socket repair – falling off of house


What Is A Meter Socket?

First and foremost, let’s explain what a meter socket is and its purpose. The meter socket on the side of your home connects your electricity to the utility’s power grid. The meter socket houses the meter that measures your electricity consumption. There are different brands and types of meter sockets on the market, and your specific one for installation is determined by your main electrical panel’s amperage, service feed type, and by ring type (ring or ringless).  


My Meter Is Falling Off Of My House: Who Can Fix It?

Some homeowners aren’t sure who is responsible for fixing their meter sockets if they are ripping off of their house (the utility company or the homeowner). It is the homeowner’s responsibility in the state of PA to repair or replace a damaged meter socket that houses the meter. The utility company is only responsible for the actual meter inside of the meter socket that measures your electricity consumption, and they will replace the meter if necessary.

A licensed and insured electrician should be the only professional to repair or replace a damaged meter socket. Electricians are versed in the NEC (National Electrical Code) for safety and compliance, they have the tools on hand to repair or replace a meter base, and they have the hands-on experience with everything electrical to be able to perform the job accurately and efficiently. 


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meter socket replacement – ripping off of house and corrosion


Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Meter Socket

Sometimes it may not be as simple as the meter socket is ripping off of your house for determining if your meter socket needs repair or replacing. Here are some signs to look for that may indicate a need for a meter socket replacement:

  • The meter socket is old and not up to NEC code.
  • You are upgrading your main electrical panel to a bigger amperage.
  • The meter socket is corroding on the inside.
  • The meter socket is damaged.
  • Lights are flickering periodically and/or 240V appliances are not working (many times this is related to something wrong with the meter socket, feeders, or jumper cable).


KB Electric LLC For Your Meter Socket Replacement or Repair

KB Electric LLC gets a lot of phone calls for meter socket repairs and replacements. A lot of our calls start out with, “My meter is falling off of my house”, or “my meter is ripping off of my house.” Our licensed and fully insured electricians can handle any and all things electrical, especially your meter socket repair or replacement. We serve all of Montgomery County, PA as well as Berks, Bucks, Chester, and Delaware County, PA. Trust our family-owned and manager-operated company for all of your electrical needs. Our master electricians are only one phone call away to help you with your next electrical project. (267) 467-3178