A circuit breaker is probably one of the most common electrical issues, both domestically and commercially. Although many people make reference to circuit breakers, some are unaware of exactly what it is. At ABC Electrical we provide all our clients with any electrical information and advice they may need. We always recommend the best way forward in solving electrical problems for either clients homes or businesses.
What is a Circuit Breaker?
A circuit breaker is an electrical safety device designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by an overcurrent or short circuit. Its basic function is to interrupt current flow to protect equipment and to prevent the risk of fire. There are usually quite a few circuit breakers – one for each of the mains electricity circuits in the home.
How do you know when a Circuit Breaker is faulty?
-Burning Smell in the Electrical Panel: One way to tell if you need a circuit breaker replacement is to sniff around and see if you smell a burning odour coming from the panel. If so, that means the wires and insulation have become overheated.
-Circuit Breaker will not remain Reset: After several months of resetting your circuit breaker, it might seem like it won’t stay on for a period of time. This means the circuit breaker has failed, so hire an electrician to check the entire circuit. He’ll be able to diagnose it and ensure no further damage was done to the wiring.
-Physical Marks: Seeing scorch marks around your circuit breaker, outlets, or other electrical appliances? Then that means the wiring has melted and is failing. There’s a good chance your electrical circuit breaker needs immediate service.
ABC Electrical Services
Domestic Electrical Issues:
Lighting fixtures – add additional ceiling lights to your room or upgrade an existing installation. I’ll work safely and keep your room as clean and tidy as possible.
Outside lighting – security lights and garden lighting will keep your home and family safe.
Extra electrical sockets – I’ll move sockets to a more convenient place or add additional sockets to your room, whatever you need to make your life easier.
Electrical sockets changed – I’ll add more modern covers or USB sockets, no job too small.
External sockets – keep your family safe with outside sockets. I’ll install sockets in your garden, workshop, or garage.
Shower installation – I’ll work to get your new shower installed as quickly and safely as possible.
Fuse boards – I’ll update dangerous old fuse boards to new fully compliant ones.
Commercial Electrical Issues:
Rewires – your electrical system must meet current regulations and safety standards. Old or faulty wiring can cause fires or electrocution – stay safe with a full rewire.
Upgrades to your existing circuits – whether you need a partial or full upgrade, ABC Electrical will give you honest and up-to-date advice.
Safety inspections – fully qualified, highly trained – ABC Electrical is the best choice for your safety inspection.
New building work – new lights, sockets and wiring, call today for a competitive no-obligation quote.
ABC Electrical offers honest and reliable electrical services to homes across Belfast, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Portadown. With years of industry experience and knowledge, ABC Electrical knows everything there is to know about domestic and commercial electrical issues. We cater to clients from across Northern Ireland, no job is too big or too small! Priding ourselves with the highest standard of customer service, we are fully qualified for either domestic or commercial issues. Although based in Portadown, we are willing to travel across Northern Ireland, just get in contact and we can give you a quote over the phone.
ABC Electrical NI phone lines are open 24 hours a day, every call matters to us! If any of these issues occur at your home during winter, don’t hesitate to get in touch with ABC Electrical! With over 20 years in both the domestic and commercial electrical industry, there is no problem too big or too small! Areas we service include Armagh, Banbridge Craigavon, Lurgan and Portadown. However, we do accommodate customers across Northern Ireland on certain electrical jobs.