Is a tripped switch dangerous?
Electrical faults are something everyone will experience in their home or work here in Dublin at some point. Some of these issues can be fixed safely at home, while some require the expert services of a local electrician. In older houses especially, electrical problems are even more common since the wiring inside many of these houses can be quite old. This is becoming an ever-increasing problem due to the fact that now more than ever, electrical devices and appliances have seeped into almost every aspect of our day to day lives. Indications of these problems related to older homes may be easy to spot, and typically will be signposted by crowded extension cords sprouting from every available socket. As well as being an eyesore, this can also be potentially dangerous. If you are considering buying or renting a home which is over 50 years old, we highly recommend you seek the advice of an electrician beforehand.
While many electrical faults require the services of an experienced electrician to fix, there are some which are usually safe to address yourself. However, if these issues persist, they you must call the electrician. However, it is extremely important to switch off and unplug whatever it is you are working on. One such task is resetting a tripped switch or circuit breaker.
Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping?
There are multiple reasons as to why your circuit breaks, including:
- Your circuit is overloaded
- Too many appliances are in use at the one time
- An appliance which is faulty
- A faulty connection
- Damaged wiring
- Bad weather
Tripped switches can be a recurring problem. If this is the case, then it is a possibility that one of your appliances is faulty. To find which appliance is causing the issue, we recommend turning your appliances on one by one until the switch trips once again. Once the switch trips again, it may be time leave this appliance unplugged and to call the electrician.
Tackling any electrical issues by yourself is not only a daunting task but one which could be potentially quite hazardous. So, if you are unsure about how best to go about fixing an electrical problem at home or at work, why not get in touch with Custom Wired Electrical today and our expert team will take care of the rest!