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Circuit Breaker Repair & Installation in Columbus, OH

What Is a Circuit Breaker?

A circuit breaker protects circuits in an electrical panel from the damage that overloading or short-circuiting can cause. They are integral parts of residential and commercial electrical systems that prevent fires, electrical hazards, and damage to appliances, machinery, and property.

If you have old, worn-out, or unreliable circuit breakers, turn to Survivor Electric for circuit breaker repair and installation in Columbus. Since 2009, we have made a name for ourselves by “installing safety.” This is especially true when it comes to circuit breakers. We can effectively service these crucial components, protecting your home or business. 

Call (740) 721-3298 or contact us online to get a free estimate. We proudly serve Columbus and other areas in and around Delaware County. 

Five Signs to Repair or Replace Your Circuit Breakers

As a property owner, it is crucial to be mindful of signs of issues with your circuit breakers. By being aware of them, you can take proactive measures to identify and address problems. 

Watch for these five signs: 

  • Frequent Tripping: If your circuit breakers trip often, they could be overloaded or faulty. This is usually a sign that an upgrade or replacement would be beneficial.
  • Burn Marks or Smells: Overheating and arcing can burn electrical panels, leaving marks and causing burning odors. 
  • Breaker Age: Circuit breakers can last between 30 to 40 years. If yours are in this range or beyond it, they might not provide the effective protection your property needs.  
  • Inconsistent Power Supply: Flickering lights, power shortages, and faulty outlets can all indicate an issue with your circuit breakers. When they are faulty, breakers can struggle to deliver consistent power.
  • Loose or Damaged Connections: The connections between the circuit breakers and the electrical panel can become loose or damaged over time. This can reduce their performance and pose risks. 

How Do You Prevent a Circuit Breaker From Tripping?

Preventing a circuit breaker from tripping involves understanding why it's tripping in the first place and addressing those issues. Here are some common causes of circuit breaker trips and how to prevent them:

  • Overloading: Circuit breakers trip when they detect an overload, meaning too much current is flowing through the circuit. To prevent overloading, distribute the electrical load evenly across circuits, avoid using high-wattage appliances on the same circuit, and consider upgrading to higher-amperage circuits if needed.
  • Short circuits: Short circuits occur when a hot wire comes into contact with a neutral or ground wire, resulting in a sudden surge of current. Prevent short circuits by ensuring proper insulation of wires, avoiding damage to wires during installation or maintenance, and using electrical junction boxes to contain connections securely.
  • Ground faults: Similar to short circuits, ground faults happen when a hot wire comes into contact with a grounded surface. To prevent ground faults, use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) in areas where water is present, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor outlets.
  • Faulty appliances: Malfunctioning or damaged appliances can cause circuit breakers to trip. Regularly inspect appliances for signs of wear and tear, and replace or repair any faulty equipment promptly.
  • Old or damaged wiring: Aging or damaged wiring can lead to increased electrical resistance, causing circuit breakers to trip. Have a qualified electrician inspect your wiring regularly and replace any outdated or damaged wiring.
  • Upgrading circuit breakers: In some cases, if the above steps do not prevent frequent tripping, it may be necessary to upgrade to a higher-amperage circuit breaker or to install additional circuits to distribute the electrical load more effectively.

By addressing these common causes and taking preventive measures, you can reduce the likelihood of circuit breaker trips and ensure the safety and efficiency of your electrical system.

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Circuit Breaker Emergency? Call Us for Same-Day Repairs. 

At Survivor Electric, we are your go-to for any circuit breaker emergency. With our around-the-clock availability, you can rest easy knowing that help is just a phone call away, no matter the time of day. 

We understand electrical emergencies are never convenient, which is why we offer weekend and same-day appointments. With us, you do not have to wait days for professional assistance. Our licensed, insured, and highly experienced team is dedicated to resolving your electrical problems promptly, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily routine. 

For fast and effective circuit breaker repair and installation in Columbus, call (740) 721-3298

Why Choose Survivor Electric?

  • Over 40 Years of Experience
    With over 40 years of industry experience, Survivor Electric promises unparalleled expertise, reliability, and a proven track record of delivering exceptional service.
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    With a team of highly skilled professionals and a commitment to delivering excellence, we guarantee top-notch electrical solutions that meet the unique needs of every project.
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