Circuit Breakers and Fuses
Circuit breakers and fuses turn off power to the wire it is connected to for 3 main reasons:
- There is a short circuit somewhere on the circuit. If your circuit breaker or fuse trips after you have recently plugged an appliance in, unplug the appliance, and reset the breaker. If the breaker or fuse stays on then there is a problem with the appliance. If the breaker or fuse stays tripped then there is a problem with your homes wiring and you should call your friendly San Diego electrician. This problem could be located in the main electrical panel, a switch box, an outlet box, a light fixture, or anywhere in between!
- The circuit is overloaded. Too many appliances or lights on the same circuit can lead to problems with your electrical system. Keep track of what appliances are turned on when your problematic circuit breaker trips so that you can best explain the problem when you call Mission Electrical Service San Diego.
- The circuit breaker is broken. Circuit breakers wear out over time and need to be replaced. This can happen to any circuit breaker no matter what size or type. Check out our FAQ’s to read about circuit breakers brand names that are known to cause problems. Your San Diego Electrician will be able to replace the broken circuit breaker in a short amount of time.