Prime Electrical Service announces the risks to homeowners who want to try a DIY circuit breaker replacement, which includes the risk of property damage, personal injury, or death.
King of Prussia, PA – January 2016 – The residential electrical professionals at Prime Electrical Service based out of King of Prussia, PA, want to caution their customers against attempting to replace circuit breakers themselves due to the dangers of personal injury and property damage.
One of the risks when replacing a circuit breaker is improperly installing any portion of the device, from the wiring to the breaker itself. Installation problems can occur that go unnoticed to the homeowner. Improper installation can lead to the wire heating up, which can result in an electrical fire. The risk of an electrical fire from poor wiring is particularly high in older circuit panels that have been designed poorly. Using too large a breaker can also overload the system, increasing the risk of damages from fire or even the breaker exploding.