Electricians in Telford

Why Does my Breaker Keep Tripping

These days, when we rely on electronics for so many different uses in our home & business we really need to know that the electrical systems in our properties are going to operate reliably. Successfully charging gadgets and powering our appliances aside, we must also know that our electrical systems are working safely.

To ensure that you are able to use your electrical system is trustworthy and reliable, you need to have a great circuit breaker professionally installed in your property. If you notice that your breaker is regular tripping, though, then something may be wrong.

Contact Electricians in Telford and our staff will resolve the problem. The electricians at PP Electricals are sure to do the job right.

What the Circuit Breaker Does

Your circuit breaker serves the same function that the fuse box once did; it is responsible for the safe distribution of electricity throughout the property. The current is broken up onto different circuits, and each circuit will have a breaker in the box.

Certain electrical appliances may be on a designated circuit, while other circuits will cover an area of the property. When the power running to any circuit reaches overload levels, or if there is a fault of any kind on the circuit board, the breaker will trip, stemming the flow of electricity until the breaker is switched back on.

What Causes Tripped Breakers

An overloaded circuit is the cause of a tripped breaker. This prevents overheating on the circuit, and is a very important safety measure feature. Short circuits are also possible causes, and are more concerning. Essentially, this occurs when a hot wire touches a neutral wire in one of the outlets on the circuit.

This can cause a spike in current flow, and can result in overheating of the circuit, which will make the breaker to trip. Crossed wires are serious business, so contact electricians in Telford if you suspect that you have any such issues.

Ground faults are a third cause and are like short circuits in that a hot wire touches the ground wire within an outlet box. No matter what is causing your breakers to trip, you should schedule professional service from PP Electrical Telford if it is a regular problem.

Contact Electricians in Telford today with any questions about your Circuit Breaker, we offer our services to clients based in Telford, Shrewsbury & surrounding areas.