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Circuit Breaker 101

What is a breaker?

Breakers are those devises in your electrical panel that look like a light switch. They act as safety devices designed to protect your home’s electrical wiring and other electrical devices.

Why does my breaker keep tripping?

A common cause for repeated breaker tripping is a loose circuit. A loose circuit can be fixed very quickly through tightening the connections on the electrical panel. However, this should only be performed by a licensed and trained electrician. Never attempt to tighten, replace or remove a breaker on your own. All Universal Wiring electricians are licensed and trained to provide professional residential electrical service and repair.

Never ignore a tripping breaker. A breaker is designed to trip in the event of an overload. When this happens, call us immediately to have your panel inspected.