Circuit Breaker Installation in Riverview and the Tampa Bay, FL Area
Do You Need Circuit Breaker Installation in Riverview, FL?
A problem with your home’s circuit breaker can cause repeated power loss to specific areas of your home. This can be inconvenient and may indicate that you don’t have enough electrical current to support all your electronics or electrical appliances. At Hawkins Service Company, our experienced technicians can inspect your circuit breaker and electrical panel for signs of problems. We can then determine if you need a circuit breaker upgrade. Call us today if you need a circuit overload fix or new circuit breaker installation in Tampa Bay, FL area.
What is a Circuit Breaker?
A circuit breaker is a safety mechanism that protects your home from a surge of current that can cause an electrical fire, shock, electrocution, or damage to your electrical appliances. Circuit breakers are housed in your home’s electrical panel and look like large switches. When a circuit breaker detects a higher current of electricity than normal, it closes off the circuit by flipping to the off position. This shuts off power to a specific area of your home. You can restore power by flipping the switch back to the on position. When your home has outdated or malfunctioning circuit breakers, or you need a higher load to support additional electrical appliances, you need a circuit breaker upgrade or new circuit breaker installation.
Signs You Need Electric Service Panel Repair
If your home needs more electrical current than your electrical service panel or circuit breakers can support, you may need a circuit breaker upgrade. Our experienced technicians can inspect your circuit breakers and assess their age, condition, performance, safety, and efficiency. We can then recommend a circuit breaker upgrade or new circuit breaker installation. Call us today if you notice any of these signs you need a circuit breaker upgrade:
- Your circuit breakers trip frequently
- The components of your electrical panel are hot to the touch
- You don’t know why your circuit breakers are tripping
- You see evidence of an electrical fire, such as burn or scorch marks
- Your wiring is old or damaged
- Your appliances are malfunctioning
- You smell a burning smell or fishy odor without explanation
- Your lights are flickering or dimming
- Your circuit breaker won’t reset
- You are completing a home renovation or remodel
- You are adding new appliances to your home
- You don’t have enough electrical outlets
What is a Circuit Overload?
A circuit overload occurs when an electrical circuit has too many electrical devices turned on. This exceeds the circuit limit and causes the circuit breakers to automatically shut off. A circuit overload could lead to electrical shock, electrocution, or a house fire, so the circuit breaker trips as a safety precaution. It’s normal for this to happen every once in a while, but if it happens often, you should schedule an electrical inspection. A technician can assess your circuit breakers and determine the safest and most effective circuit overload fix. This may include a circuit breaker upgrade, or new circuit breaker installation.
How to Add a Circuit Breaker
Trying to teach yourself how to add a circuit breaker can result in injury, electric shock, electrocution, and even death. You also risk damage to your home or an electrical fire. Our technicians have the experience, tools, and equipment necessary to safely add a circuit breaker into your electrical panel. Circuit breaker installation can replace a broken or damaged circuit breaker or upgrade your electrical panel so it can support a higher voltage.
Schedule a Circuit Breaker Upgrade in Tampa Bay, FL
Call us today or contact us online to find out if you need a circuit breaker upgrade in Tampa Bay, FL area. We can inspect your home’s electrical panel and circuit breakers, confirm whether they are in safe operating condition, and determine whether it would be safer and more efficient to schedule a circuit breaker upgrade or new circuit breaker installation.