Originally published November 2014, updated November 2016
Dealing with a tripped electrical breaker is typically an annoyance that can be easily remedied. However, a breaker that continues to trip after being reset points to a bigger problem. If the electricity continues to fail in one part of your Charlottesville, Virginia, home, it’s important to contact a professional electrician immediately. A tripped electrical breaker could be a sign of problems that could damage appliances or even cause a fire.
Dealing with an electrical breaker that keeps tripping can be a nuisance. This situation could indicate that a larger problem is occurring in the wiring in your home. Here are the most common reasons for an electrical breaker to trip:
You can often repair a tripped breaker without professional assistance. Follow these steps to correct the problem.
If the problem is not resolved, it’s time to contact a professional. If you suspect that the problem is being caused by an overloaded circuit, be sure to unplug the appliances that are causing the overload. Consider using only one appliance at a time to avoid this issue.
While you can deal with some electrical problems on your own, it is important to call an electrician for larger issues. Trying to fix electrical problems without experience can be dangerous. W.E. Brown employs knowledgeable electricians who can provide service 24 hours a day. Call us at (434) 295-1177 for your routine or emergency needs.
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