Electrical breakers can incur damage due to several reasons, but regardless of the cause, it is crucial to ensure the optimal condition of the property’s circuit breaker system. Since the circuit breaker panel is the main electrical distribution and safety system of a home, its premiere function determines the soundness of the whole electrical system. Any failure or malfunction on its part could mean injuries, damage, or accidents.
Property owners should know how to deal with common electrical breaker issues. Knowing how to react when issues arise could mean averting possible electrical disasters that can occur due to unchecked short circuit, overloading, and ground fault.
This write-up will discuss the most common issues that occur on home electrical breakers, and how property owners should deal with the matter. Likewise, this article will endeavor to provide ways to avoid the recurrence the issue, moving forward.
Incorrect or miswired electrical circuits
Miswiring can occur in any home. This issue is not due to ill-maintenance or usual wear and tear. Instead, it is attributed to the incorrect wiring of circuitry within the electrical breaker. The signs that there is a miswiring issue include receptacles that do not work, electrical shocks that occur in receptacles, and appliances that continue to run even if they are already turned off. Having said these, it can cause fatal electrical injuries, and could even damage appliances and electronic devices that continuously draw power.
The best way to address miswiring is to treat it as an electrical emergency and call for professional help. Enlist the emergency services of a licensed local electrician so that he could immediately diagnose and troubleshoot the issue.
Circuit Frequent tripping and circuit overload
When the electric breaker keeps on tripping it could mean that electrical overload keeps on occurring within the property. Homeowners should check whether an outlet is overloaded. To determine this, the owner should check how many appliances or electronic devices are plugged per receptacle.
For instance, it is possible that due to power strips, one single receptacle powers four to five devices. When this occurs, overloading is imminent. The same goes for high voltage appliances and devices that requires a dedicated power outlet. If this type of electrical device is plugged in a regular receptacle alongside other appliances, the circuit could overload and the breaker could trip.