A circuit breaker’s main job is to prevent problems associated with overloaded electrical circuits. In essence, they are your first line of defense against potential electrical fire. So, when you are experiencing problems with your breaker, it can be scary knowing that safety blanket isn’t there.
Common Causes of Circuit Breaker Problems
When it comes to electricity, sometimes it can seem like everything involved is unbreakable. That is unfortunately not the case and there are ways even a sturdy electrical box can break down.
- Circuit overload: If there are too many electronic devices plugged in to one circuit, you are causing the breaker to be overloaded. Multiple devices connected to one outlet will make the breaker trip often, which can wear it down significantly. If you are finding that you don’t have enough circuits for your needs, it’s time to upgrade your breaker to a powerful one.
- Short circuit: These are electrical circuits that allow a current to travel along an unintended path to where no electrical resistance is found. You can see how this would be a problem.
- Loose connection: Bulbs that flicker constantly are a good sign that this is your problem.
Of course, you won’t know for sure if it’s a breaker or other electrical issue you are experiencing. To be sure, have one of Reliable Electrical’s expert electrician out to your home and perform an inspection.
Benefits of Circuit Breaker Replacement
Once we come out, we’ll determine if a breaker replacement would best suit you. Many times we find that homeowners want a new circuit breaker. Here’s why:
- Safety: The number one concern! Old, outdated, or faulty breakers put you and your family at risk for an electrical fire. It’s not worth it.
- Higher home resale value: Anything new looks better to potential buyers. If they think they will have issues and/or have to spend money to replace a breaker in the future, the home may not look as appealing.
Trust us – you don’t want to live with a potentially dangerous circuit breaker. Do the smart thing and get it replaced today. Call Reliable Electrical Services and we’ll be right over!