Residential and commercial properties alike feature circuit breakers to minimize the risk of electrical fires and damage. Still, a startling number of home and business owners are unfamiliar with the basic info surrounding these vital panels. Circuit breaker repair can resolve many irritating electrical issues, but many home and business owners don’t know what to look for or when repair or replacement are necessary. Let’s discuss the basics of circuit breaker repair and replacement:
What Does a Circuit Breaker Do?
For starters, let’s establish what your circuit breaker does. When a property’s electrical system experiences a surge of power, the circuit breaker interrupts the electrical circuit and stops the system from overloading. This protects any devices or appliances that are plugged in and limits the risk of electrical fires.
Warning Signs for Circuit Breaker Repair
Some of the most common signs of problems with your circuit breaker involve the breaker tripping. Although your circuit breaker is designed to trip, a breaker that is tripping at the wrong time may need attention. If your breaker trips almost immediately after you reset it, you will likely need help from a professional. Some malfunctioning breakers don’t trip right after they’re reset, but they trip soon after appliances are plugged back in and turned on. If you notice frequent tripping, you likely need circuit breaker repair. The culprit may be a short circuit or an appliance (or combination of appliances) that draws too much power.
When Circuit Breaker Repair Isn’t an Option
Although circuit breaker repair can resolve many issues, there are some cases where repair is the best option. A malfunctioning breaker that needs replacement can exhibit a wide range of symptoms: visible damage, melted components, and burning smells can signify that a circuit breaker is beyond repair. Similarly, breakers that trip frequently or are hot to the touch may need to be replaced with a new unit. No matter the cause, the experts at Professional Electric Inc. are here to help!
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