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What To Do If Your Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

There is an abundance of reasons your circuit breaker could trip in Lakeland and Plant City area. Thunderstorms charging the air with electrical currents, in older homes it could be an overloaded circuit or power surges from faulty transformers. It may be that your circuit breaker is breaking down after years of service.   All of these situations could result in fire or shock and should be taken seriously. Let’s examine the steps that should be followed if your circuit breaker trips and what to do if it continues to occur.

When your circuit breaker trips, you can turn your power back on by following these simple instructions:

Turn off everything that was affected by the power outage.  If any of your devices can only be turned on or off by remote control or Bluetooth, unplug them. This action will prevent anything from being damaged by a power surge when the power is switched back on. You don’t want to lose a new 4K television or gaming console to an easily avoidable surge.  If you have a business, you may want to consider using surge protectors to protect data and investments in your computer hardware.

Next, locate your circuit box and look for the breaker(s) that have been thrown into the off position. Some circuit breakers make it easier to find the breakers which have been thrown by revealing a red or orange color.

Flip the breakers back to the on position and plug back in any appliance or electronics that you unplugged.

The Circuit Breaker Trips Too Often.

Repeating the above steps can get old every time it rains, or worse, the circuit breaker trips with no load. These are signs that there is a serious issue and needs to be replaced. Don’t attempt to change the circuit breaker yourself; you could be electrocuted or attach the new circuit breaker incorrectly and start a fire. The only one who should install a circuit breaker is a licensed electrician who has the training and experience to complete the task correctly.

If you are in the Lakeland or Plant City areas, and your circuit breaker keeps tripping with a light load, let Dynamic R.I.C. Electric install a new circuit breaker in your home or business. Call 863-333-0762 or fill out our online contact form, one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will be happy to discuss circuit breaker replacement.

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