Although it is a term that is not familiar to a lot of people, an arc fault is actually one of the main factors in a fire from electrical wiring. In the United States alone, over 40,000 fires per year are caused from the electrical wiring within a home. These fires result in an average of 400 deaths, and can cause injuries exceeding 1,400 per year.
A standard circuit breaker is intended to only protect you and your home from an electrical overload or traditional short circuit. When an arc-fault takes place, circuit breakers are often no match. Having a working arc-fault breaker to avoid fire damage is a necessary part of a home in Las Vegas or anywhere. We are able to replace damaged arc-fault breakers, as well as add new breakers to existing systems when the installed wire allows us to. Arc-fault breakers, especially faulty breakers, can be tripped by something as simple as a computer surge from your standard power strip. If you are having intermittent problems such as this, give us a call and we can come out and take a look for you. When it comes to the safety of your home and yourself, maintaining arc-fault breakers is an often under considered but necessary part of home rental and home ownership
Avoid waiting until it’s too late and keep your home and family safe.