A number of electrical issues can come about in your home or business and those issues can be dangerous. Some of the problems that can occur are circuit overloads, short circuits, and ground faults. If any of these issues exist, it is possible that an entire circuit will cease to work. Knowing what to look for can tell you when it is the right time to call the electrician Bloomington trusts for answers to electrical issues.
Electrician Bloomington Explains Circuits
An overloaded circuit is the most common reason why a circuit breaker or a fuse will trip or blow. This is because there are times in which items may pull more current than what the circuit can handle. For instance, operating a microwave while a space heater is plugged into an outlet on the same circuit can cause an overload and this will cause the circuit breaker to break the circuit or the fuse to blow in order to cut off the current to that circuit. This keeps the circuit from overheating, thus it prevents an electrical fire.
To fix the problem you can check to see if you have too much plugged into one circuit. This is something your Bloomington electrician can determine for you. If too much on one circuit is the culprit then you can move items to another circuit, which is not always practical. If this doesn’t work, then you will need your electrician to install a new circuit.
The short circuit is a rather serious issue because it involves the black hot wire touching another hot wire or a white neutral wire. Shorts can be more difficult to troubleshoot because a short can exist in the wiring or in an appliance or fixture that is plugged into an outlet.
You can look at power cords to see if they have a melted appearance. You can also see if there is an odor around outlets or if any of them have burned brown or black. You can then call your electrician to troubleshoot the problem. Once the problem is located, it can be repaired.
A ground fault occurs when the black hot wire touches the ground wire, which is the bare copper wire, or touches the metal outlet box that connects to the ground wire. You may be able to see that the hot wire is touching something it is not supposed to, but you should not address the issue on your own because it is dangerous. Your electrician Bloomington can diagnose the issue and then perform the repair so that the ground fault is no longer an issue.
Contact An Electrician Bloomington
The moment you notice an electrical issue in your Bloomington, MN home, take advantage of Edison Electric Inc’s 24/7 service and call us at 612-385-7864. We will troubleshoot the problem to ensure the safest environment for you and make sure that your electrical system is up to code to ensure the integrity of your system