Common Circuit Breaker Issues
Circuit breakers are a critical part of your system that prevents overheating wires and other electrical hazards from plaguing your home.
Here are typical problems that indicate you need service:
- Overloaded circuits: An overload caused by too much power draw trips a breaker. This may happen occasionally, but if it becomes frequent, we can add more circuits to your home to separate high-energy appliances.
- Short circuit: Aging wire can often become loose or worn, causing a hot wire to touch a neutral wire and disrupt the current’s path. This causes a short, and if the appliance’s cord isn’t damaged, this is a sign the cables behind the wall need maintenance.
- Circuit breaker replacement: Circuit breakers can last 30 to 40 years, but if your electrical panel has never been replaced and you’re constantly flipping breakers, it may be time for a replacement. It may be hot to the touch or smell like it’s burning, indicating that you need a replacement.
Laughlin Electric invests in our employees and community with expert circuit breaker services in Santa Barbara that help keeps you and your family safe from electrical emergencies. Don’t hesitate to trust our professionals if you notice these signs.
Call us today at (805) 590-2222 or contact us online for new circuit breakers that can safely handle the power you and your family need!