A circuit breaker is a sort of electrical switch that controls the wiring circuits that feed outlets, fixtures, and appliances in your home. They protect circuits from being damaged by electrical overloads or short-circuiting.
It is a usual occurrence for a circuit to trip. A circuit trip is when a fault condition is detected and the breaker shuts itself off to avert the wiring from overheating and potentially igniting itself. Fortunately, it is very easy to reset a tripped breaker. Benchmark Electrical Solutions offers professional residential services within Odessa, Texas, and we’re here to provide some tips on what to do if your circuit breaker trips.