Unraveling the mystery of flipping breakers:

What causes them to trip? 
Breakers are an essential component of electrical circuits. They are designed to protect the circuit from damage caused by an excessive current flow. When the current exceeds the rated value of the breaker, it flips, or trips, and the circuit is opened, stopping the flow of electricity. This is done to prevent overheating, fires, and other hazards caused by electrical malfunction. The breaker can be reset by turning it back on after the problem has been resolved. It is important to understand why breakers flip so that we can avoid overloading circuits and ensure the safety of our electrical systems.

What should you do if a breaker is repeatedly tripping in your breaker box? Why would a breaker continue to flip, even after you remove all of the items drawing power on that breaker?

If a breaker is repeatedly tripping in your breaker box, it could be an indication of a few different issues. The most common cause is that the circuit is overloaded. This means that too many electrical devices and/or appliances are running on the same circuit simultaneously, causing it to trip. However, if you have removed all of the items drawing power on that breaker and it continues to flip, it could be a sign of a more serious issue. This is when contacting Bailey and Sledge Electrical to diagnose the issue is

Another cause could be a short circuit, which occurs when a wire in the circuit comes into contact with another wire or a ground wire. This can cause a large amount of current to flow through the circuit, causing the breaker to trip. Alternatively, it could be a ground fault, which occurs when a hot wire comes into contact with a ground wire or a metal box.
If you are unsure about what is causing your breaker to trip repeatedly, it is important to call our licensed electricians to come and inspect your electrical system. We will be able to identify the issue and recommend the appropriate course of action to ensure the safety of your home and family.