Circuit Breaker Basics and Circuit Breaker Repair

What You Need to Know About Circuit Breaker Repair 

Should you visit the electrical aisle at your local home improvement box store, the varieties of circuit breakers might be surprising. If you need circuit breaker repair or you are replacing a breaker for your home, the decision might be overwhelming. Why all the choices, and what do they mean?

Circuit Breaker Repair and Knowledge Basics

Before electricity enters a home, the current is regulated by a utility transformer to ensure the flow of electricity is usable by appliances and devices.

Some circuits may require specialty breakers, but these are the most common varieties.

Breaker Purpose

Circuit breakers are designed to regulate the flow of power and current. When electricity exceeds the designated power or current, the breaker is designed to trip, breaking the circuit. Circuit breakers replace fuses. Fuses accomplish the same function but are designed for one-time use only. Circuit breakers are reusable; a tripped breaker can be reset.

What causes a breaker to trip?

Circuit breakers are important safety features in any structure.

GFCI Outlets and Switches

Water is an extremely good conductor of electricity, and electricity seeks the path of least resistance. Whenever water and electrical circuits are in close proximity, building codes require ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) switches and outlets. Circuit breakers are fast, but GFCI breakers are more sensitive and much quicker.

Ground fault circuit interrupters are an additional level of safety used in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and around pools.

Circuit Breaker Repair is Definitely Not a DIY Project. Call the Experts

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