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Common Issues You Might Experience With Your Circuit Breaker

If you have observed your lights flickering, your home’s circuit breaker is likely straining to keep up with the electrical consumption. Numerous devices are powered by electricity, and it is not necessarily the modern electronics we take for granted that are to blame. Here are some common issues you might have with your circuit breaker.


Here are some common problems with circuit breakers.

Frequent Overloads In Your Electrical System

A significant amount of appliances plugged up and consuming energy simultaneously leads to an electrical overload. Overloads are one of the most common indicators of a damaged or faulty circuit breaker. These overloads are harmful and can lead to appliances overheating and electrical fires.

You Experience Electrical Shortages

You probably experience short circuits more frequently than you believe. If any wiring is loose, there is a possibility that there may be an electrical fire or that you will fail an electrical inspection if you own a commercial business, for example. As a result, you should ensure that there is no chance of a short circuit occurring within your electrical system.

Complications with the Grounding

Improper grounding is another potential source of difficulty for issues with your circuit breaker. Live wires can come into contact with grounded or neutral wires. They can also interact with grounded junction boxes, which inject a surge of current into the connection that can cause wires to overheat in a short amount of time.

Issues With Household Appliances

If you have outdated or damaged appliances, it can lead to issues in your electric system.  Appliances like dishwashers, washer machines, and air fryers can expose issues within your circuit breakers if they trip while you use specific devices. It is always best to ensure that your electrical system can handle the capabilities of your various devices and appliances.

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