Residential Circuit Breaker Repair
Serving Portland – Beaverton – Newberg – Salem – Canby
When Is Circuit Breaker Repair Service Required?
There is a definite concern when a circuit breaker is tripped, or one or more electrical appliances or fixtures lose power. Repeated breaker trips mean that the circuit breaker is defective or possibly a wire connection is loose creating a bad connection. Determining the cause of these breaker trips, each appliance that has lost power needs to be checked as well as the actual circuit breaker. With age and usage, circuit breakers may lose efficiency, and circuit breaker boxes may be damaged. The electricians of PC Electric will troubleshoot the issues to determine if circuit breaker repair service is required to ensure the protection of property and life.
How to Test a Circuit Breaker
Troubleshooting used to be a challenge when fuses were used to control a building’s electricity. Circuit breakers replaced the old fuse system for circuit protection making life easier for everyone. When a breaker triggers a signal to itself disconnecting the electrical flow, it is a sign of trouble. Tripping a circuit breaker is not a common occurrence. If a circuit breaker is continually tripped disrupting power to a facility; the cause needs to be determined and remedied. Business owners and homeowners unintentionally overlook the serious problems of a faulty circuit breaker. Identifying the dangerous symptoms of a failing circuit breaker is key.
Here are some common problems that indicate a bad circuit breaker:
- Humming sounds from unit
- Arcing or visible sparks requiring immediate attention
- Burn marks or scorching of circuit breaker suggesting a severe failure
- Heavy corrosion on the ends of the circuit breaker
- Hazardous humidity in and around circuit breakers
Frequent tripping of breakers or signs from the above issues needs to be identified and repaired.
What Is An Electrical Panel?
Circuit breakers make their home within the confines of an electrical panel box. Here they maintain control of the electricity flowing into a building. This panel distributes power to the various circuits located throughout the building and with the help of circuit breakers breaks the electrical connection if there is a malfunction. Depending on the age and use of the system, problems develop with a power system requiring an electrical panel replacement. PC Electric can resolve the many challenges that can arise.
The Need for Electrical Panel Replacement and Upgrades
The electrical systems in a building are designed to supply power with as little maintenance as required. With age or changes in power requirements, electrical panel replacement and upgrades become a requirement. If tripping of circuit breakers increases and the lights begin flickering or power cords start sparking it is a definite indication that the electrical panel needs professional attention.
Just looking at the circuit board will not help determine whether it will require just a repair, upgrade or replacement without a thorough inspection. For the safety and wellbeing of the occupants, PC Electric looks for further signs of failure in the system requiring an electrical panel replacement. Here are the most severe electrical issues owners face:
- Circuit Overload occurs when too many devices are connected to one circuit
- Miswiring exhibits problems caused by poor installation or past repairs
- Electrical Shock is a sign of miswiring
- Failure of devices to operate
The expert electrical contractors of PC Electric understand the issues that necessitate circuit breaker repair service and electrical panel replacement or upgrades. Contact PC Electric today at 503-538-6033 for assistance with any electrical problems.
Circuit Breaker Repair serving Portland Beaverton Newberg & Canby
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