It should be inspected to see if it needs to be replaced or if there is a problem with the circuit breaker.
When a breaker trips it can be an inconvenience but it is designed to trip to when there is an electrical problem such as an overloaded circuit or an electrical fault. If there is an overload or an electrical fault, it can lead to an electrical fire which is why it is important to have it inspected to see what is the reason for the circuit breaker tripping.
In many cases, they need to be replaced and sometimes the cause was plugging too many appliances into a circuit. Call today and speak to our Friendly and Professional Electricians who can fix it without any problems.
The breakers can also malfunction over time. You can have an older electrical panel where the circuit breakers are known to malfunction and are the cause of many electrical fires. Breakers that are known to malfunction at a high rate and are considered to be unsafe are found by visiting Electrical Panel Upgrades.
If you have a breaker that is malfunctioning then your home is not protected properly. Circuit breakers are designed to prevent an overload of the electrical wiring of your circuit which protects your wiring from being damaged. If a circuit breaker is not detecting overloaded circuits, the insulation that surrounds your wiring can break down and lead to an electrical fire.
Additionally, a bad breaker can’t perform one or more of the following functions, a short circuit, overload circuits and sometimes ground faults leaving your home at risk of an electrical fire.
Consider replacing your breaker when: