Circuit Breaker Replacement Service
Is Your Circuit Breaker Tripping?
When a circuit breaker trips repeatedly, it is usually because of a problem in the wiring, such as a short circuit or ground fault problem—or because the circuit is overloaded for the amperage rating it carries. But from time to time, a circuit breaker may simply wear out and get weak or fail entirely. Sometimes this happens because a circuit problem has caused it to trip too often, wearing out the internal switch linkage.
Or, breaker failure may occur if you have used the breaker switch to turn the power on and off too many times. This is a bad practice and should be avoided. Use the circuit breaker switches only to turn off the power when servicing the circuit, not to routinely shut a circuit on and off. These mechanical devices will fail due to wear over time, so limit the number of times that you do turn them off and on.
There are instances where power spikes and lightning hits have also damaged circuit breakers. And water damage due to leaks or flooding can also cause failure.
Whatever the reason, when a breaker fails, removing the old one and installing a replacement is the cure. Circuit breakers are relatively inexpensive and are very easy to replace—provided you have a bit of understanding about electrical issues. This is not a project everyone is comfortable performing since it involves working at the main service panel with the safety cover removed.
Although the process is not difficult—in fact, it’s considerably easier than many routine wiring projects—the main power buss bars will be exposed as you replace a circuit breaker and there is a danger of serious shock if you’re not careful.
When it comes to working around electrical equipment, do not replace a circuit breaker yourself, but call a licensed electrician instead. At Penna Electric, we can replace your circuit breaker panel for you fast and inexpensively. Call us today so we can stop your circuit breaker from tripping and prevent you from overloading your electrical circuits.
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Ready to Speak with a Qualified Electrician?
We’re excited to hear you are ready to work on the electrical phase of your project. At Penna Electric, feel comfortable knowing you will be working with the best electricians in the industry. The next step is to contact us. Please feel free to call us for immediate assistance or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment. Once your information has been received, you will receive a call from us within 24 hours to book your appointment. There is no obligation to purchase any of our services. Once your appointment has been set, a confirmation email will be sent to your inbox. The day of your appointment, an estimator from our company will meet with you at your project site and conduct a walk through – giving you time to discuss in detail more about your expectations, needs, and ideas. A detailed estimate will then be emailed to you after our visit. A detailed estimate outlining your project will be emailed to you within 48 hours after your meeting. For more complex projects such as commercial remodels, whole home remodels, and design and build projects, please allow up to two weeks to receive an estimate.
While electrical repairs do require the knowledge and experience of a professional electrician, there are numerous ways you can help to properly maintain the electrical system in your home in order to prevent damage and keep things running smoothly.