Circuit Breaker Repair in Fairfax & Haymarket, VA
If there’s a problem with the breaker panel in your home, you can experience a variety of issues, all of which can impede your day or, even worse, open your home to dangerous conditions. You need experienced, knowledgeable, and dependable electricians to meet your service panel repair and replacement needs, and you’ll find precisely what you’re looking for through the team at C.B. Lucas.
Our experienced electrical contractors have been serving Northern Virginia homeowners since 1977. As a family-owned and -operated business, we place the needs of our clients first, providing prompt and affordable solutions for a variety of common and complex electrical complications.
Signs You Need Breaker Panel Repair
Circuit breaker, service panel, breaker box — the distribution center of your home’s electrical systems goes by many names. But regardless of what name you use, all panels exhibit similar or identical signs of trouble when they’re in need of service:
- Frequent breaker trips: Trips occasionally happen when too much load is placed on the circuit, which is a common occurrence with high-draw mobile electrical devices like blow dryers and space heaters. However, if breakers are constantly tripping, you may be in need of panel repair.
- Flickering lights/appliances: Flicking and appliance stuttering happens when excessive load is placed on the breaker or when the breaker is beginning to wear down. You may need repair, or it might be time for a heavy-up panel upgrade to accommodate your increasing electrical needs.
- Strange, foul, or acrid odors: The smell of burning electrical components is unmistakable, and it should never be ignored. If you notice sharp acrid odors, the smell of burnt plastic, or wisps of smoke from outlets, it’s time to call for service immediately.
- Loud buzzing and humming from the panel: Older panels might hum lightly, which indicates a replacement should be sought fairly soon. However, if the buzzing is audible from across the room or is accompanied by any other signs of trouble, it’s time to replace it right away.
Are you noticing the signs of a damaged or worn-out breaker panel in your Prince William County home? Call C.B. Lucas at 703-590-3700 or contact us online!
Heavy-Up Panel Upgrades
As our families grow and evolve, we add more and more electrical devices to our homes. Smart home technology, HVAC upgrades, new appliances — all of these require more energy than their predecessors. Over time, you may notice an increase in breaker trips, flickering lights, or complete failure at some outlets. These issues indicate that you need to update your panel to allow for more current distribution.
The process is fast and easy, and the experienced electricians at C.B. Lucas are proud to provide comprehensive panel upgrades in addition to our other electrical panel services. If you’re unsure whether you need to upgrade, we’ll be glad to evaluate the electrical load of your home, weigh it against your current panel, and provide recommendations according to what best fits your needs.
If you want to upgrade your electrical panels, contact C.B. Lucas online or call us at 703-590-3700 to schedule in Arlington County.
Breaker Panel Repair & Replacement
When you call on C.B. Lucas for electrical services, you can trust that your needs are being met by experienced, knowledgeable professionals who are equipped with cutting-edge technology. We take pride in the level of service and the workmanship of our teams, and we’ll stop at nothing to ensure you’re absolutely satisfied with our breaker panel services and other electrical solutions.
If you need to repair or replace the breaker panel in your Fairfax County home, call C.B. Lucas at 703-590-3700 or contact us online today!
Why Choose C.B. Lucas?
Your electrical panel installations and repairs can become severe fire and electrocution hazards if handled poorly, so this isn’t the time to choose a substandard contractor. Household safety demands the best, and that’s C.B. Lucas. As a family-owned business, we know how to add a personal touch to every service. We’re honest, trustworthy, and affordable. We’ve developed a stellar reputation, one happy client at a time, so we take our work quality seriously. We serve the greater VA region, with priority service areas in Fairfax and Prince William County. That means we’re familiar with local codes and ordinances.
We launched our business in 1977. In those days, we only had one plumber and a truck, but 40 years later, we’ve grown into a full-service, multi-plumber contingency. Everyone on our team is NATE-certified, licensed, and factory trained. We trust them enough to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We even offer financing options and discounts to make your household maintenance a little more manageable.
Schedule panel repair for your northern Virginia home by calling 703-590-3700 or contact us online.
Panel Repair FAQs
What is the life span of a circuit breaker?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission pegs breakers’ average life span at 40 to 50 years, but power fluctuations and bad installation practices can shorten that period. A typical household breaker can handle up to 10,000 trips, so ground faults are just as destructive. That said, a breaker can wear down without a single trip, so don’t neglect your old equipment. With regular maintenance, you can help your breaker to live out its entire life span.
How do you tell if a breaker is going bad?
Look out for a burning scent, an overheated breaker, or frequent tripping. Less overt signs include incorrect amperage, rusty parts, and black marks on your outlets. These alarming symptoms could lead to life-threatening fires and electrocution, so seek immediate support. Circuit breakers needn’t wear out to become redundant. Your power needs grow with every appliance you buy, so if your breaker can no longer manage your entire home, you can classify it as expendable.