Testing Your Circuit Breakers

If you’re having trouble with certain appliances in your home, it could be a faulty electrical outlet in Columbus or it could be a problem with your circuit breaker. Your electrical box is designed to break the circuit when too much voltage is sent through the electrical wiring. Check out this video clip for tips on testing your circuit breakers.

First you will need to locate the switches that control the appropriate area of the home; you need to know what you’re testing. Unplug any appliance that is connected to an electrical outlet in the area and then check the breaker switches. Move a tripped switch to the on position and see if it trips again. If it does, you might have an electrical wiring problem. Be sure to call your electrician as soon as you can in order to understand the problem and have it fixed.