Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What should I do to prepare for an emergency electrician’s arrival?
Should I call an emergency electrician for an electrical fire?
If you are currently experiencing an electrical fire, it is highly advisable to contact 9-1-1 immediately. Once the fire has been dealt with, contact an emergency electrician. If needed, an electrical assessment will be done to identify the source of the electrical fire. Corrective measures will then be put in place, and the electrician can help you through the process of recovery in the event that the electrical fire has damaged or destroyed your electrical system. For prevention and maintenance purposes, it’s recommended to have routine electrical inspections done every few months.
How can I determine that it’s time to contact 24 hour emergency service?
There are many ways to determine that you are experiencing an electrical emergency, but some of the clearest telltale signs that it may be time to contact an emergency electrician are:
- Seeing sparks fly (especially from outlets when plugging in devices)
- Breakers constantly tripping
- Things not working as they should (such as lights)
- Seeing or smelling smoke from outlets or appliances
- Hearing a continuous buzzing or humming sound from your breaker box
- Detecting burning smells (particularly smoldering resembling plastic or acid, possibly indicating faulty wiring)