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What You Should Do When a Circuit Breaker Trips
Sep 04, 2021

What You Should Do When a Circuit Breaker Trips

Did the power just go out all of a sudden? Did you plug in too many devices at once? Or maybe there was a thunderstorm and your circuit breaker tripped? Whatever the case may be, when your circuit breaker trips, there are some important precautions you should take. If you find that your circuit breaker trips often and you can’t seem to get to the root of the problem, get in touch with our team at HomeOps Electric. It could be that your circuit breaker is out of date or malfunctioning. In either case, it’s important to consult an electrician as soon as possible to replace or repair the problem. At HomeOps Electric, we value your safety. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips and tricks about what you can do when a circuit breaker trips. If you would like to learn more about circuit breakers or any of our electrical services in Rocky Point, give us a call or schedule a consultation today!

Power Off

Did the circuit trip and turn off all of your devices or appliances? Before you run to the circuit panel, make sure to bring all devices to the ‘off’ position. If your device doesn’t have an off button, simply unplug it. You’ll plug it back in once the circuit is turned back on. It’s important to unplug or turn off these devices and appliances because the sudden surge of electricity could potentially destroy it. The last thing you’ll want is to blow the fuse on your TV or other appliance. So, always practice safety precautions first and turn everything off. Once the circuit is turned back on, it’s safe to use your appliances and devices again.

Stay Dry

As you already know, electricity and water do not mix well. If your circuit breaker goes off, you’ll want to first make sure that it is in a dry and safe place. Make sure to avoid touching exposed wires as that may cause electrical shock. Sometimes, if there is a storm and water enters your home, there could be an unexpected flood or puddle. In such extreme cases, do not touch the circuit breaker and get in touch with our team of electricians at HomeOps Electric as soon as possible. It’s important that an electrician with the proper tools and knowledge handles the situation. Attempting to reset the circuit when it is dangerous to do so could be life threatening and possibly a fire hazard. Always take the side of caution and practice safety.

Resetting Your Circuit Panel

Now that you know about all of the precautions to take before resetting your circuit, let’s talk about how to get the electricity flowing again. Once you have turned your devices off and have checked the area for any dampness or puddles and it seems safe to do so, check your circuit panel for any breakers that are in the “off” position. Every home is different so your circuit box may have “on” and “off” labels or may be color coded. Once you have located the tripped circuits, simply turn that back to the “on” position. If for any reason you find that resetting your circuit panel does not work or that the circuit keeps breaking, get in touch with our talented electricians in Coram. We’re available when you need us most. So, don’t delay! Call us today!

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