What is a breaker?

Breakers are an Over Current Protection device. They are designed to protect the electrical devices receiving the electricity and also the wiring in your home.

At some point, most people have had to restore power to a circuit by flipping a breaker device back on. It happens or will happen to you at some point. Unfortunately, sometimes a recurring tripped breaker indicates a larger electrical problem that should be addressed promptly.

Common Cause of Tripped Breakers

The most common cause of a tripped breaker is a loose circuit. This can be resolved quickly by tightening the connections. Remember to never attempt to tighten, remove, or replace a breaker on your own.

If a breaker continues to trip after it has been reset, don’t ignore the issue and simply continue to reset the breaker each time. If this is happening in your home, the breaker is telling you something! We can find out!

Please call a certified electrician at S & B Electric, to examine your electrical panel. If the breaker trips immediately after resetting, this is an indication of a direct short, and it needs to be evaluated by an electrician as soon as possible.


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