If your electrical safety switch trips – congratulations! It is doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing. There is a problem somewhere in your circuit and we need to work out what could be causing the circuit to trip.
The most common problem for a tripped safety switch is a faulty electrical appliance. Unplug every appliance in your home and then attempt to reset your switch.
- If the safety switch turns on: Plug in one appliance at a time to see what trips the circuit. Remove that appliance from use and check to see if the switch stays on.
- If the switch won’t turn back on: You have a hard fault which means the problem is in your wiring somewhere. Don’t try and force the switch back on – just call us to come out ASAP.
Of course, if the switch flicks off with a spark or a flash – then definitely don’t try and force the switch back on. A safety switch is not like a car that needs to be cranked over to start. If you force it you can cause your switchboard to explode – so leave it alone and call us. It is better being safe than sorry.
For more information, or if you would like to book a fully qualified, insured and trained electrician in the Brisbane area, please visit www.tradesmenontime.com.au or call 0415 623 770