Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do you determine whether something is an electrical emergency?
An electrical emergency is when you are in need of immediate assistance. Along with power loss and blown fuses, this can include things such as intermittent power, constantly tripping breakers, electrical problems caused by the weather, problems with your electrical air conditioning and heating units, issues with smoke detectors, wiring issues, and difficulties with specific light fixtures, appliances, or outlets.
What are some key symptoms of an electrical emergency?
Some signs of an electrical emergency are seeing and smelling smoke coming from outlets or appliances, as well as detecting the scent of something burning. Especially if it’s a distinctly plastic or metallic smell, this could be an indication of faulty wiring. Another symptom of an electrical emergency is hearing a continuous buzzing or humming sound coming from your breaker box — a sign that a break may be attempting to trip and failing. These are telltale signs that the situation is likely to escalate quickly unless corrected.
Does 24 hour emergency service help with things caused by electrical fires?
If you are currently experiencing an electrical fire, it’s highly advised to call 9-1-1 emergency services immediately. After the fire has been dealt with, an emergency electrician can then be contacted to assist with recovering and salvaging your electrical system, as well as providing you with the necessary precautions to take to prevent any further emergencies in the future.