Your breaker box, or electrical panel, protects you against electrical shocks and fires. They trip when the electrical current exceeds safe levels. This helps protect your home against overloaded circuits.

AFCIs should be installed in a breaker to detect wiring faults which protects against electrical fires.

Installing a GFCI will protect against electrical shock in areas where water and electricity may mix- think kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor areas.

If your breaker frequently trips, that means it’s working, and there’s an electrical issue in your home. Map and label your breaker properly to keep your home electrically safe. It’s important to have your electrical system inspected by a qualified electrician to identify and fix the issue.