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10-07-2019
Warning Signs of a Circuit Breaker in Trouble

The main component that controls the power supply system and protects your commercial property from potential electrical hazards is the circuit breaker. Without it, you and your property are at high risk of electrical shocks and fires. Circuit breakers come in different types depending on where they are installed, their external design, and internal mechanism. While circuit breakers are specially designed to secure electrical systems, they can also be the cause of electrical hazards if something goes wrong with them. So, it helps to know the signs of trouble and when to call your friendly neighbourhood commercial electrician in Toronto to fix the issue.

Here are the warning signs to watch out for:

Sizzling noise accompanied with some sparking

A sizzling or clicking sound in your circuit breaker can indicate that it needs serious repair. You’re your trusted licensed commercial electrician in Toronto to help figure out the cause of the noise. If you start to see sparks, it can be a sign of loose or damaged wiring, which is very risky. So, when you hear those popping sounds, don’t ignore them as they might be telling you that something has to be repaired or replaced.

Slight Humming Sound

A faint buzzing sound you might be hearing from your circuit breaker is pretty normal as it’s just the current flowing through the box. As such, there is no need to be bothered about it. But when the humming noise become louder than usual, you may want to have an electrician take a look. 

Loud Buzzing Sound

A constant loud buzzing noise coming from your breaker may mean that it does not trip despite an existing problem with electrical components or wiring. When that happens, the flow of electric currents increases which will cause the wire to become too hot, resulting in an electrical hazard.

Astron Electric can provide a licensed and fully insured commercial electrician in Toronto to help diagnose potential problems and fix them. Our electricians are also available 24/7 for emergencies and for routine inspections to help preserve the health of your electrical system long-term.


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