Circuit breakers can trip for a variety of reasons, including ground faults, short circuits, and overloaded circuits. No matter what underlying reason causes the circuit breaker to trip, you need to take steps to stop the problem soon.
Circuit breakers that trip can cause a lot of annoying excursions to the basement. Even worse, they can put your home in danger.
If your circuit breaker keeps tripping, you should take the following steps to make your home safer.
Unplug Unnecessary Appliances
Circuit breakers often trip because they get overloaded. For example, using two or more appliances at once may cause your kitchen’s circuit to trip.
As a short-term solution, you can unplug unnecessary appliances to prevent tripping circuit breakers. You may still get some trips, but you can limit them by unplugging devices that you don’t need to use.
Keep Track of Which Circuits Trip
You may have a specific circuit that trips. If that’s the case, then you probably need to upgrade to a circuit that can handle more amps.
Keep a notebook near your circuit breaker so you can keep track of which circuits trip. The information will help a professional decide how to solve your electrical problem.
Get Help From a Licensed Electrician
It only takes one amp to cause severe pain. Anything greater than one amp will probably kill you. Most residential electrical boxes can handle 100 to 200 amps of electricity. In other words, you should not try to fix your circuit breaker! One mistake could literally kill you.
Don’t take any chances with circuit breakers. Instead, call a licensed electrician who knows the safe ways to replace breaker boxes, upgrade circuits, and diagnose potential electrical problems in your home.
A reliable electrician will have a license and several years of experience.
Mister Sparky only hires reliable electricians with plenty of experience and a focus on customer service. We’re so confident that our electricians will do their jobs well that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Contact Mister Sparky today to service your circuit breaker. It’s always best to have professional care for your circuit breakers so you can eliminate problems and protect yourself from danger.