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Sep 01, 2021

What to Do When Your Circuit Breaker Trips

Have you recently experienced a power outage? Did one of your rooms in your home lose power? Whether this is your first time losing power or not, it’s important to know how to handle a power outage or dealing with a tripped circuit breaker. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to tripped circuit breakers, Mr. Electric has you covered!

When it comes to your circuit breaker experienced a tripped breaker due to a storm or a power overload, it’s important to know what you should do and what you shouldn’t do. You are dealing with electrical wiring and streams of power, so approach it with extreme caution and safety measures. If you are experiencing a power outage or a tripped breaker and you don’t feel comfortable problem-solving on your own, you can always count on Mr. Electric! No matter what kind of electrical services you are looking for, we are here to help in any way we can.


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Whether you’re looking for advice on what to do, circuit breaker installation, or circuit breaker repairs, Mr. Electric does it all! Now, let’s get into our tips for things you should do when you experience a circuit break trip…

5 things to do when your circuit breaker trips:

1.  Safety first

As we said earlier, if your circuit breaker trips and you lost power, you are going to have to deal with electrical wiring and power which can be scary if you’ve never done it before. It’s extremely important to have the proper safety gear and equipment when working in or around your breaker box. Make sure to stay away from exposed wiring and don’t try to take your breaker box apart. Leave that work to Mr. Electric!

2.  Turn off lights & appliances

If your circuit breaker tripped, you want to make sure you don’t blow a fuse too. If this happens, you will lose power potentially throughout your entire home. To avoid this completely, make sure to turn off all your lights, devices, appliances, etc. before you deal with repairing your circuit breaker. This will ensure you don’t get electrocuted or blow out all the power in your home.

3.  Find your breaker box

Are you a new homeowner and you aren’t sure where your circuit box is? Before you do anything in your new home, you should always find your circuit box. You never know when you are going to lose power, blow a fuse, or trip a breaker, so make sure you know where it is and which breaker goes to which part of your home.

4.  Search for the appropriate breaker

When checking your circuit breaker for a tripped breaker, you want to locate which breaker is switched to the ‘off’ position. If there is no color or label displayed, search for the breaker that is in the opposite direction of the others.

5.  Flip to ‘on’

Once you know which breaker is the one that tripped, simply switch it back to the ‘on’ position and your power should be restored.

Are you looking for circuit breaker repair, circuit breaker installation, or circuit breaker maintenance? Is it time to upgrade your old electrical wiring and your circuit breaker box? Call the office of Mr. Electric today! We offer a wide variety of electrical services at an affordable price, and we offer fast and reliable electrical services.


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