Why your circuit breaker keeps tripping

A circuit breaker is an important safety device that works by cutting off the flow of electricity through a circuit whenever it gets too high.

There are reasons for your circuit breaker tripping in homes; these are either caused by circuit overload, short circuits,s or a ground fault.

Whenever you try to plug in something or on a switch and the power doesn’t come on, it means your circuit breaker has tripped again. You can just reset the circuit breaker each time it trips. Or, you can figure out what’s causing the problem so you can fix it once and for all.

Your circuit breaker keeps tripping it’s because either there is a short circuit in an appliance in the house or the wiring, there could be a ground fault that is making the circuit breaker trip, and also there could be an overload of appliances in the house or the circuit breaker its self is getting worse over time.

When your circuit breaker is getting worse in the house these are some of the signs to look out for;

  • Burning smell from the circuit box
  • Marks on the circuit box show that it’s getting worse.
  • When the tripping is becoming too frequent

If your circuit breakers are getting old or your electrical panel hasn’t been serviced in at least the last ten years, a good chance that some of your breakers are reaching the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced with new ones.

Solutions to tripping circuit breaker:

  • Unplug electrical appliances that are not in use. …
  • Spread out heated styling tools. …
  • Only use extension cords for added length. …
  • Use LED Christmas lights. …
  • Use multiple outdoor circuits. …
  • Know your amp usage.

For more information or assistance during normal business hours, call or e-mail TPS at the phone number above. You can also complete and submit our Service Project Inquiry form.