Circuit breakers are key safety mechanisms that keep your electrical system from overloading and stop excess current from moving through your wiring. When too many items are weighing the circuit down, the breaker shuts it off, preventing fires and minimizing the risk of shock.
If your breakers trip frequently or you have concerns that you may need more breakers installed, give us a call to schedule circuit breaker repair and installation services in Apex.
Circuit Breaker Repair & Replacement
Circuit breakers are generally long lasting and reliable, but like any electrical device, sometimes they malfunction and need to be replaced. In addition to replacing a failed breaker, we can also determine if there is an underlying cause to the problem. Whether you need added circuits to take some of the strain off your existing breakers or the panel needs updates, we can bring your system back to where it needs to be.
Circuit Breaker Installation
We will also help bring your home or business up to code by installing the proper circuit breakers including the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) breakers that are designed to cut power when there is a line-to-ground fault. These are required in kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor areas where there may be standing water.
Signs of Circuit Breaker Problems
In most cases, a tripped breaker is caused by too many appliances in use at once on the same circuit. If it trips, just unplug what is in use on the breaker, including “energy hogs” like space heaters and hair dryers, reset the breaker, and take care to minimize use. However, if you notice the following concerns, call our licensed electricians immediately to repair or install circuits.
- Unexplainable breaker trips that happen even though the system shouldn’t be overloaded.
- Frequent circuit breaker trips
- Breaker that won’t reset (it flips immediately, even with electricity reduced, stays in the middle, or won’t move from the off position)
- A hot area on the panel or heat coming from a circuit.
- Singed areas or an odor from the panel