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Common Circuit Breaker Issues

electrician working on circuit breaker

When it comes to electrical wiring the most important part is the circuit breaker which is important for your home safety. The circuit breaker is designed to prevent any sort of damage to the electrical circuits thus explaining its importance. However, the circuit breaker can have some issues of its own, so now we are going to dive into three common problems you may have with your circuit breaker.

1. Miswiring

If you are experiencing an inner wiring problem, there is a risk that your breaker will shut down during a time when it shouldn’t be. An additional risk that you can face is if electricity continues its flow through the circuit even when it’s turned off subsequently damaging the circuits. Assuming that you’re experiencing any of the following signs please call a professional electrician, flickering lights, strange sulfur-like smell, or hot outlets.

2. Electrical Overload

Electrical overloads are the reason for your circuit breaker tripping caused by the high amount of voltage overloading the power boards. The reason why this is so common is a result of a standard home circuit breaker that is unable to handle more than 80% of the requested power that is demanded from your home.

3. Circuit Breaker Frequently Tripping

Overall, the most common problem is a tripped breaker. The reason why a breaker will trip is because the breaker is doing its job by controlling your electricity flow. To protect your home, the breaker will turn off and stop the amount of electricity you are requesting. After you go reset your breaker, and if your power still does not turn on again then there is a bigger issue. Contact a professional electrician. If you have any further issues with your circuit breaker, please contact us at (210) 899-2430 so we can give our expert opinion.