Emergency Electrician - 24 Hour Electrical Service Kingwood
Unfortunately, the need for an emergency electrician does happen.
When it does, the last thing you want to be stressing out about is who you should call and whether or not they even offer emergency electrician services in the first place.
Proper care of your electrical systems by a professional electrician is extremely important to the safety and efficiency of your home’s power usage.
At A Phase Electric, we completely understand that electrical emergencies don’t always happen during regular business hours, and because of this, we offer professional 24/7 emergency electrician services.
What Constitutes an Electrical Emergency & When to Call an Emergency Electrician
- Strange burning smells in your home.
- An electrical switch or outlet feels hot to the touch.
- Repeatedly tripping circuit breakers.
- Partial lasting power loss in your home
- You hear a buzzing noise coming from an outlet, switch, or your breaker panel.
- Someone in your home has been electrocuted.
- Your electrical panel is wet.
- Your lights are continuously flickering on and off or dimming.
If any of these scenarios are familiar, don’t wait to call a professional electrician. Call A Phase Electric immediately, any time of day or night!
Unresolved electrical issues can result in property damage, house fires, electric shock, and in some cases even death. Electrical system malfunctions aren’t something to leave unattended or to be put off for a later date.
What Happens When Circuit Breakers Trip & Fuses Blow?
It is important to note that your home’s breakers and fuses are the safety elements of your electrical system and your first line of defense against disaster.
Your home’s circuit breakers are designed to automatically trip when an excess of electrical current is detected. The reason for this is to help prevent any kind of electrical damage and hazards (like house fires) from happening due to electrical currents that are too large for your system to handle.
The fuses in your home also provide a large degree of excess current protection. The way fuses do this is by melting and severing the wire of connection when an overload of electrical current is trying to pass through.
Circuit breakers tripping and fuses blowing are telltale signs that your home’s electrical system may be malfunctioning and in need of an emergency electrician.
Breaker Tripping & Fuse Blowing Causes to be Concerned With
An Overloaded Circuit
Overloads occur when you draw more electricity to a particular circuit that it isn’t safely capable of handling.
Signs of an overloaded circuit to look for include- lights flickering/dimming, hot or discolored wall plates, crackling or buzzing noises from receptacles, burning smells, and even mild shocks from appliances and switches.
Short circuits are a more serious cause for a circuit breaker to trip. A (hard short) occurs when a hot wire comes in contact with a neutral wire.
Although these problems can be a bit harder to diagnose, a good indicator is if your breaker trips again immediately after resetting it. If this happens, you may have a short circuit problem and should contact a licensed electrician.
Another form of short circuit is a (ground fault), which occurs when a hot wire comes in contact with metal or wood framing.
Ground faults come with high risks of shock, especially when they occur in areas that are prone to moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Similarly to (hard shorts) breakers immediately tripping after having been reset may be a good indicator of a ground fault problem. Anytime this occurs, call your emergency electrician immediately.
24 Hour Emergency Electrician
At A Phase Electric, we encourage all of our customers to call us immediately any time they feel they are dealing with an electrical emergency. Electricity is a resource that has to be handled with care and in a timely manner.
We put our customer’s safety first!
Don’t wait until later, give us a call now, no matter the time, we will send out a highly trained emergency electrician to assist you!
Emergency Electrician FAQs
Choosing the right electrician (especially in an electrical emergency) is crucial to your home's efficiency and safety.
Here's what you should consider before hiring an emergency electrician:
- Proper licensing
- Qualifications & Experience
- Great Reviews
- How soon they can offer you the service and whether or not they are on time
- Whether or not you will receive an estimate before the work is done
- Whether or not they offer any guarantees or warranties Value for Money
You must call an emergency electrician if:
- You have to reset your circuit breaker often
- You are constantly changing out fuses
- Turning on appliances cause your lights to dim
- Your lights continuously dim and flicker
- You are noticing electrical burning smells in your home
- Your breaker box feels hot to the touch
- Your breaker box is making a buzzing or humming noise
- You've seen sparks or smoke coming from outlets or electrical wiring
- You see melting, warping, or corroding electrical wires around your home or breaker box
Attempting to perform electrical work yourself (especially for emergency repairs and replacements) can be quite dangerous, and create more problems. There is a reason electricians go through rigorous training and licensing before taking on electrical work.
DIY electrical work isn't recommended due to the high risk of electrocution, the probability of improper electrical work, fire, and even death in severe cases due to inadequate training and a lack of experience.
If you need electrical work done, call a licensed electrician to correctly and safely do it.
Although both devices are designed to trip if an electrical overload occurs, a breaker panel can be reset, whereas a fuse must be replaced after every trip.
If you value your home's electronics ( like TVs, computers, gaming systems, etc.), you may want to invest in surge protection.
A power surge is when a spike in your home's incoming electrical current occurs (usually caused by lightning or random surges of electricity from the power station).
Without surge protection, these spikes in electrical current are allowed to enter your home's electrical system. When this happens, expensive/valuable electronics may suffer severe damage and even destruction.
A surge protector will limit excess electrical current when detected by blocking its flow or shorting the current into the ground, thus preventing the current from causing any electrical damage.
A GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) is a circuit breaker component built into an electrical outlet. These outlets have two small buttons that are clearly labeled test and reset.
GFCIs are designed to quickly shut off electrical power supply when an improper flow in electrical current is detected.
The purpose of these individual breakers is to prevent electrical shock from occurring in an individual when attempting to use the outlet.
If your breaker panel is hot to the touch and/or makes buzzing or humming noises, call your 24-hour emergency electrician. Your breaker may need a vital repair or replacement before more severe problems arise!
It is essential to understand that electrical emergencies can happen to anyone at any time.
However, you can take a few steps to lower your chances of facing dangerous electrical malfunctions and needing an emergency electrician.
Here's what you need to do:
- Invest in whole-home surge protection
- Invest in a whole-home generator so that you will always have a backup power supply
- Refrain from DIY electrical work
- Always have a licensed electrician perform regular maintenance and repairs when needed
- Have GFCIs installed in your home
- Refrain from using extension cords that are designed for (indoor use) outdoors
- Do not use cords that are damaged, doing so may result in electrical fires and/or and deadly shock
- Always keep electrical wires, appliances, and connections dry
- Always use proper wattage and adequately rated extension cords
- Replace any faulty electrical equipment
- Do not overload fuses/circuits
- Minimize the potential for water damage/spills around electrical equipment
- Always practice extreme caution/safety when dealing with electricity
Not all "emergency electricians" come with the same degree of experience and qualifications.
When looking for the right 24-hour emergency electrician, a master electrician will have much more experience and expertise to offer electrical emergencies.
And of course, in the event of an emergency, you want to know that you've hired someone you can trust to get the job done right the first time, at A Phase Electric, we guarantee that caliber of service for your electrical emergencies.