When Electrical Problems May Be More Than Annoying

If you encounter power problems such a circuit breakers tripping often, Craddock electrical can help with some tips – and repairs if the tips don’t solve the problems.

Tripping the breaker

Items like microwaves and hairdryers use very high wattage and can trip circuit breakers, especially if other high power items are used on the same source and at the same time. The good news is that a circuit breaker is designed to protect you and your home. When usage trips a breaker, it may be annoying but it’s also a safety feature that is working properly!

Look at what device or appliance was in use when the circuit breaker tripped. Limit the electrical usage on a single circuit while high watt devices are in use.

Another cause of circuit breaker tripping concerns the overloading of power boards. Most homes and apartments, even newer ones, don’t have enough power points to handle many plug-ins. If circuit breakers are tripping frequently, it could be down to circuit overload.

Tips to reduce tripping a circuit breaker:

  • Never connect power boards to other power boards.
  • Remove devices when not in use.
  • Spread your electrical needs around. Don’t overburden a single circuit.

At Craddock we want you to be safe, and if there is a problem, we are here to help solve.

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