Breakers Tripping

Shorts, Overloading and Broken Circuits
Breakers Tripping Electrical Services

We can help resolve any problems you may run into with a tripped circuit. It's advised that if you don't understand electrical circuits that you have a trained professional at Allaround Electric inspect the circuit.

Mandatory Circuit to Prevent Breaking

It's mandatory to have a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) circuit in all bathrooms and garages that use a 15A and 20A, 125V receptacle. If you do not have one installed, we suggest you contact one of our electricians to get a GFCI circuit installed at your earliest convenience for safety purposes.

Reasons for Circuit Repairs

A circuit breaker is designed to trip off when it detects too much power running through the wire it's protecting. There are three main reasons circuit breakers trip off:

  • There is a short circuit.
    This occurs when you touch wires accidentally.
  • There is an overloaded circuit.
    When too many things are plugged into a wire it can cause an overloaded circuit.
  • The circuit breaker is broken.
    If this has occured, we suggest getting a professional out as soon as possible to resolve the problem.

Short Circuits

Short circuits occur when two electrical wires accidentally touch each other. A short circuit will immediately cause one of your circuit breakers to trip off or one of your fuses to blow.

To fix a short circuit, ask yourself this question: "What was happening right before the short circuit?" If you had just plugged something into a receptacle (outlet) or turned on a light or an appliance, then this gives you a clue as to what caused the short.

If, however, you can't find anything plugged in which is causing the problem, then it's time to call one of our electricians to locate and repair your short circuit.

Overloaded Circuits

If too much power is running to an electrical wire, it can cause a circuit to overload. This can result in the circuit tripping because the circuit detects the overload and protects itself.

It's suggested that you remove all appliances and replace the wires. You can hire one of our electricians to do this for you in a timely manner, that way you have peace of mind.

Broken Circuit Breakers

Sometimes circuit breakers can just wear out over time. These will need to be replaced as soon as possible. It's suggested that you hire one of our electricians to get the job done right.

Hiring Our Electricians to Resolve Circuit Issues

Our professional electricians at Allaround Electric can assist in resolving these issues and get your circuits/breakers working properly, fast.

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