Why are My Circuits Always Tripping?
How often do you find yourself heading to your fuse box to reset a circuit that tripped while you were in the middle of using an electronic device? If the answer is in the ballpark of “very often,” you should consider whether or not you have an issue with your electrical circuits — the answer is likely yes.
So what exactly is causing your circuits to trip all the time? Well, it could be a few different issues.
Your home’s electrical circuits are only designed to handle so much electricity at one time. If it detects that too much electricity is flowing to the same circuit, the breaker will automatically trip (for safety purposes), cutting off the power to that circuit. This usually happens for one of two reasons:
You’re Plugging Too Many Things In
This typically happens when you use power strips that allow you to plug in multiple devices to the same outlet. You should only plug two regular devices into the same outlet to prevent a power overload.
You’re Plugging in Multiple High-Draw Appliances
Notice we just mentioned two regular devices. There are certain appliances and devices that pull a lot of energy when they’re on, such as hairdryers, microwaves, and vacuums. In order to avoid an overload, and the subsequent circuit trip, only plug one of these into a single circuit at a time.
Worn Out Breakers
Over time and after being used so often, your circuit breakers can become worn down — after all, everything has a shelf life. Once they’re worn down, the circuits can start randomly tripping for no real reason at all and, if left unchecked, they can stop working altogether. Before you’re left without power, ask a trusted electrician to replace the circuits.
From replacing a single outlet to completely rewiring your home, you can count on the Casteel team to get to work quickly and finish the job for a great price. We also offer a money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied with our work. Call us today to schedule a service!