Do you know when to call an emergency electrician?
Facing electrical issues is just an unfortunate part of being a homeowner.
From lighting malfunctions to power outages and shortages, electrical work can be finicky.
But what constitutes an electrical emergency, and at what point does calling in a professional electrician become urgent?
In this article, we will discuss a few instances that are considered to be electrical emergencies and should be handled with caution.
Power outages usually happen because of thunderstorms. However, that isn’t always the case.
If your home’s power suddenly goes out, call your local utility company to see if there is a service problem.
If there isn’t an issue with your service company and you notice that homes around you still have power while your home (or part of your home) doesn’t, call an emergency electrician.
A professional electrician will assess your home’s electrical system, diagnose the problem, and offer a safe solution.
If you’ve experienced flooding within your home (whether it be due to a pipe bursting or natural disaster), it is critical that you call an experienced electrician before reentering the flood-damaged home.
Water damage can significantly affect the performance of your electrical system and the safety of your home. Reentering the home could put you at risk of severe or even life-threatening shock.
Burning, smoking, or sparking outlets create a pretty dire electrical emergency. Although grounded outlets are less likely to exhibit these electrical symptoms, it can happen.
Burned or smoking outlets tend to occur when:
– Wiring in your home is outdated and cannot handle the electrical flow
– Circuits are overloaded with appliances and gadgets
– Degraded wiring causes shorts
– Your home has received electrical work
Circuit breakers are an essential part of your electrical system.
Your home’s breakers shut circuits off when an electrical overload is detected to prevent surges and electrical damage.
If your breaker box continues to trip and damage electrical fuses, you will need to seek a professional electrician to address the issue and prevent it from escalating.
If you have noticed even the slightest buzzing or humming noises coming from your breaker box, this is the time to call an emergency electrician, as there may be a significant problem.
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Exposed wires always pose a risk of electrical fires and severe or even fatal electrical shock.
If you ever notice exposed wires around your home, step away and call an emergency electrical professional to assess the situation and make the necessary electrical repairs.
It’s normal for fuses to blow from time to time; however, frequently blown fuses may indicate underlying electrical problems that may become serious.
If you are experiencing frequently blown fuses, call a professional electrician right away to address the problem and rule out any significant electrical damage.
Sometimes residual electrical currents can get stored within an appliance and transferred to you by touch, which can become very dangerous very quickly.
If you ever experience a mild shock from touching appliances within your home, you must recognize this as a significant electrical issue.
Leave the appliance alone, and call an emergency electrician.
At A Phase Electric, we work hard to keep our customers safe and thoroughly educated about their electrical systems.
We offer all of Kingwood our high-quality electrical services, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies.
Please don’t wait for electrical disasters to strike. Give us a call today for electrical services you can rely on for safety and performance!