Breaker and Fuse Repair
Breaker and Fuse Repair
Are you constantly tripping breakers or blowing fuses in your home? You may be in need of breaker and fuse repair or replacement services.
CroppMetcalfe’s 5-Star Electricians have years of experience performing a variety of electrical repairs and replacements in the D.C. metro area. Trust our experts to provide safe and efficient electrical services to keep your home and family safe.
What is the difference between breakers and fuses?
Breakers and fuses are critical components of your home’s electrical system because they control the amount of electricity entering your outlets.
If your home experiences a power surge, your outlets may become overloaded. When this occurs, the breaker will trip or the fuse will blow and cut the flow or electricity, which protects your devices and appliances from shorting out.
The main difference between a fuse and a breaker is the method they use to interrupt the flow of electricity. A breaker is more modern and works with a spring-loaded contact that trips when overloaded. Breakers can be interrupted an infinite amount of times since they can always be switched back.
A fuse does the same general function, except it uses a strip of metal that safely melts when overloaded to interrupt the electricity. Fuses are often used in older homes and can only be blown once before replacement is necessary.
Read more: Why do my fuses keep tripping?
What are the most common breaker repairs?
Breakers are designed to protect your electrical devices from getting overloaded. It’s important that your breakers are working properly to ensure safe use of these devices. Some of the most common breaker repairs we perform include:
Why should I stay away from a DIY breaker repair?
In the electrical industry, safety is our number one concern. While it may be tempting to take care of home maintenance issues yourself, electrical work can be extremely dangerous without proper training. Don’t put yourself at risk of electrocution — it can cause serious injuries or worse.
Hiring a professional electrician to replace or repair your breakers or fuses is the best way to get electrical issues handled properly. A professional can safely and efficiently repair your units so that they continue to operate safely.
Trust CroppMetcalfe for Superior Electrical Service:
Stay ahead of electrical issues with ongoing service from CroppMetcalfe. Our licensed, 5-Star Electricians have years of experience performing a wide variety of electrical repairs and replacements. Trust us to get the job done safely and effectively.
During your annual electrical inspection, you can expect your 5-Star Electrician to perform the following tasks:
- Inspect, clean and torque all terminations in main electrical panel
Verify proper operation and installation of Whole House Surge Protector
Test all (GFCI) ground fault circuit interrupter outlets in kitchen, bathroom, garbage, utility room, unfinished area and exterior
Confirm and test all smoke detectors for current code compliance
Inspect all accessible standard wall switches and receptacles for proper wiring conditions
Test electrical operation of bathroom, ceiling and exhaust fans
Call to speak with one of our electrical experts or contact us online to schedule breaker and fuse repair services today.
What locations does CroppMetcalfe serve for breaker and fuse repairs?
CroppMetcalfe provides electrical services to the entire D.C. metro area including:
… and more!