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Four Vital Signs Of A Damaged Circuit Breaker

tristar-electric-circuit-breakerHave you noticed flickering lights in your home? It could indicate that your circuit breaker struggles to handle the electrical demand. While we often assume it’s the latest gadgets causing the problem, other culprits could be at play. Here are some potential issues you may encounter with your circuit breaker.

Frequent Overloads

It’s crucial to avoid plugging in too many appliances simultaneously, as this can cause an electrical overload. If you notice this happening, it could be a sign that the circuit breaker is damaged or faulty. Overloads can be very hazardous, as they can cause appliances to overheat and potentially start a fire.

Electrical Shortages

Short circuits may occur more often than you realize. Loose wiring can lead to an electrical fire or failure to pass an electrical inspection, especially if you own a commercial business. It is vital to take measures to prevent a short circuit from happening in your electrical system. That’s why you can rely on the Tri Star Electric staff to provide helpful solutions to this problem.

Issues With Grounding

One possible cause of problems with your circuit breaker is improper grounding. When live wires connect with grounded or neutral wires or interact with grounded junction boxes, it can result in a surge of current that can cause wires to overheat quickly. That is why it’s essential to ensure proper grounding to avoid these issues.

Problems With Common Household Appliances

Having outdated or damaged appliances can cause problems in your electrical system. Dishwashers, washing machines, and air fryers can uncover issues within your circuit breakers if they trip while using specific devices. It’s crucial to make sure your electrical system can handle the capabilities of your various appliances and devices.

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