Fuseboard Tripping?

If your electric fuseboard (or circuit board) keeps tripping, it could be an indication of an electrical issue that needs attention. Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot and address the problem:

Identify the Cause:
Check which circuit or circuits are tripping. Unplug or turn off the appliances and devices on that circuit. Look for any obvious signs of damage or issues, such as frayed wires, burnt smells, or scorch marks.

Overloaded Circuit:
Overloading a circuit is a common reason for tripped breakers. Reduce the load on the circuit by unplugging some devices or moving them to a different circuit. Avoid using high-wattage appliances on the same circuit.

Faulty Appliances:
A faulty appliance could be causing the tripping. Plug in one device at a time and see if the breaker trips. If it does, the last plugged-in device may be the culprit.

Professional Inspection:
If you are unable to identify the cause or if the problem persists, it’s advisable to seek professional help. Contact Arcs and Sparks who are qualified electricians to inspect your electrical system and address any issues.

Upgrading the Electrical System:
If your fuseboard is old or if your home has outdated wiring, it may be time to consider upgrading to a modern circuit breaker panel. This can improve safety and ensure your electrical system meets current standards.

Safety First:
If you are unsure or uncomfortable dealing with electrical issues, it’s crucial to prioritise safety. Do not attempt to make repairs if you are not qualified to do so. Contact a licensed electrician for assistance.

Remember that electricity can be dangerous, and electrical work should be performed by qualified professionals. If in doubt, always consult with a qualified electrician to ensure the safety of your home.

Call Arcs and Sparks Bath on 01225 789631


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