Circuit Breaker Services
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- Circuit breaker panel upgrades
- Circuit breaker diagnosis
- Circuit breaker repair
- Circuit breaker replacement
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Call us today, if you have any needs to repair circuit breaker issues and/or install a new one. Our professional and licensed electricians are always here to help you with all your electrical needs.
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If various sections of your home suddenly lose power often, it could be a sign of an inadequate circuit breaker. The Wire Doctors’s electricians can diagnose and repair circuit breaker issues, install new circuit breakers, or install a more capable circuit breaker, if yours is on the fritz.
Circuit Breaker Diagnosis, Repair & Replacement
If your electrical panel isn’t up to code or has faulty breakers, it may be time to replace a circuit breaker or the entire panel. At The Wire Doctors, we install a wide variety of circuits. We can install dedicated circuits and much more.
Our electrician will evaluate your current electrical panel and system to diagnose any current issues to ensure that all new components are compatible with your current system. We will speak to you about distance, voltage, and amperage requirements. Our technician will provide you with upfront pricing prior to beginning your electrical service.
Signs you need to upgrade your circuit breaker:
If you’re losing power to particular parts of your home that regularly require you to reset a breaker switch, then it’s a sign that this part of your house may be using more power than the circuit is able to handle. A new circuit breaker or the possibility of a new circuit may be needed.
Dim or flickering lights
If lights aren’t getting the power they need when you turn on an appliance or computer, the circuit that these things share may be too weak. A light flickering because you ran the dishwasher shouldn’t be treated as normal. A breaker replacement along with wiring diagnostics can help give your lighting the electricity it needs.
Double-Tapped Circuit Breaker Replacement
One of the most common electrical defects inspectors find in homes and buildings is double-tapped electrical circuit breakers. Fortunately, they’re rarely serious and easy to fix! Double tapping refers to when two wires are connected to the same screw or terminal in the electrical panel. Double tapping is fine if the breaker is designed to accept two wires. It gets to be a problem, however, when the breaker is designed for only one. In this case, the wires could become loose and overheat, arc, and possibly ignite!
Why it's important to update your old circuit breaker?
Replacing or repairing old circuit breakers are vital to ensuring your home’s safety and reliability, especially if you have high-data needs. Electrical problems are the third-leading cause of structure fires and many of those problems stem from an overloaded circuit breaker.
Can I replace a 15-amp breaker with a 20-amp breaker?
It’s possible, but not advisable without an electrician evaluating the situation. You should never just upgrade from a 15-amp breaker to a 20-amp breaker just because the current one is tripping. Otherwise, you could cause safety hazards and considerable damage to your home’s electrical wiring. Always consult with a qualified electrician to ensure this replacement is safe and code compliant.
How do I know if my circuit breaker needs to be replaced?
You will need to replace a circuit breaker if it is hot to the touch, has a burning smell, you can see visual damage such as black, burned material, or overheated wires. Quality circuit breakers should last a long time. The circuit breaker device doesn’t necessarily cause every electrical problem or short circuit.
What is the life expectancy of a circuit breaker?
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the lifespan of electrical breakers is typically between 30 and 40 years. Electricity issues, such as poor power ratings or fluctuating voltages, are all factors that will effect how long your circuit breaker lasts.