Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are some signs that I may be having an electrical emergency?
One key sign that you’re having an electrical emergency is seeing sparks fly from outlets when plugging in any device or appliance. Outlets that are scorching or have smoke coming from them, too, are a major sign that you may be going over capacity, or that there’s something wrong with your electrical wiring. This can lead to the very dangerous possibility that there is a pending electrical fire.
Another thing to take note of is if you detect any burning smells that resemble smoldering plastic. The smell of burning wires is often distinctive and metallic-like, and could be an indicator of faulty wiring. This can be a very dangerous situation and should be corrected as soon as possible.
If you are hearing noises coming from your breaker box, such as a continuous humming or buzzing noise, this could be a sign that a circuit breaker is trying to trip and is failing. A faulty electrical safety system is a dangerous one, and should be regarded as an electrical emergency.
Are damages caused by an electrical fire considered an electrical emergency?
The aftermath of an electrical fire can be disasterous. After the fire has been dealt with, an emergency electrician should be called to the scene, whether that’s to figure out the source of the electrical fire or to correct any safety hazards to prevent any further damage. An emergency electrician will also be able to help with the recovery process. In cases where electrical systems are partially or entirely destroyed, a new system will have to be installed.
Does 24 hour emergency service include weekends?
Not all electricians work on weekends, but MADE ELECTRIC offers services that extend to all days of the week.