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Circuit Breaker Replacement

Electricity is the lifeblood of your home, and it’s managed by your circuit breakers. Circuit breakers have a larger electrical load to handle every year as our homes become filled with new devices, computers and appliances. Is your circuit breaker panel up to date – or are your old breakers limping along, struggling to meet your family’s increasing electrical demands? Capricorn Electric can help your circuit breakers meet your needs.

Why Do I Need a Licensed Electrician for Circuit Breaker Installation?

If you are adding a new appliance, putting in a home theater, updating your property’s electrical system, or completing renovations, you may need a new circuit breaker installed. 

 

How We Repair Circuit Breakers

Our circuit breaker services include:

  • Diagnostic evaluation 
  • Preliminary electrical test
  • Repair cost estimates, per approval of the client
  • Cleaning
  • Minor circuit breaker panel repairs and modifications
  • Installations and removal of accessories
  • Retrofitting and upgrades
  • Re-testing and quality assurance

 

Repairing a Circuit Breaker

 

Many customers ask about how to repair a circuit breaker. There’s no clear answer because the only way to deal with a faulty breaker is to replace it. 

We Are Your Full-Service Electricians

 

That’s the most important benefit you’ll get from having a professional do the electrical work for you. 

 

Make sure the technician is reputable, licensed, bonded, and insured. Our electricians here at Capricorn Electric have those qualifications.

 

We’ll evaluate your electrical system and will push you to become more energy-efficient and safe.

Hire a trusted electrician to do the job right. Call Capricorn Electric right now!

F.A.Q.

Frequent Questions

Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping?

Circuit breakers are designed to trip and shut off the power when they detect an overload, short circuit, or ground fault. If your circuit breaker keeps tripping, it could be due to one of these issues. Common causes include running too many appliances on the same circuit, a faulty or damaged electrical device, or a wiring problem. It is advisable to have a professional electrician inspect the circuit and identify the root cause to prevent further tripping.

Can I keep resetting a tripped circuit breaker myself?

It is generally safe to reset a tripped circuit breaker by flipping it back to the “ON” position. However, if the breaker continues to trip repeatedly after resetting, it indicates an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. Avoid repeatedly resetting a breaker without investigating the cause, as it can lead to potential fire hazards or damage to electrical devices. Contact a professional electrician to diagnose and resolve the issue.

How can I prevent circuit breaker trips in my home?

To prevent circuit breaker trips, it’s important to avoid overloading circuits by plugging too many devices into a single outlet or circuit. Distribute the electrical load evenly across circuits, especially for high-power appliances. If you frequently experience circuit breaker trips, consider redistributing the load or upgrading the circuit to handle the increased demand. Additionally, address any wiring issues promptly and ensure your electrical system is up to code.

Why is only one specific circuit breaker tripping repeatedly?

If a specific circuit breaker is repeatedly tripping while others remain unaffected, it suggests that there may be an issue specific to that circuit. Possible causes include a faulty electrical device, a short circuit within that circuit’s wiring, or a loose connection. Consulting a professional electrician is recommended to identify and resolve the issue.

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