Having your power go out during the cold winter months or the sweltering summer can be a pain, especially if you don’t have a backup generator for your heating or air conditioning. It can be similarly frustrating if your electrical panel suddenly fails early in the morning, or there’s a blown fuse that needs to be replaced in the middle of the night. No matter the timing of the issue, there are certain electrical situations that cannot and should not be handled alone. 24 hour emergency service ensures that you will always have service, whether that’s during your most hectic hours or during hours when seemingly no one is awake.
24 hour emergency service ensures that an electrician can be dispatched to your home no matter the time of day or night, right when you need it the most. When calling an emergency electrician, you can expect your request to be handled promptly and professionally.
You may be wondering what counts as an electrical emergency. When should you call a 24 hour emergency electrician? In general, there are many circumstances that require electrical assistance, but a good rule to follow is that if something requires opening up, working with wiring, or specialized expertise, it may be time to call an electrician.
Some of the most common reasons that homeowners contact an emergency electrician are for the following problems:
– Electrical power failure or loss of power
– Intermittent or partial power
– Short circuiting
– Blown fuses or constantly tripping breakers
– Electrical problems caused by the weather
– Issues with internal wiring
– Electrical equipment malfunction
– Any other electrical emergencies as you see fit
Electrical equipment malfunction includes issues with your electrical panel or electrical distribution equipment like outlets, problems with electrical heating units or air conditioning, difficulties with smoke detectors, or recurring issues with specific light figures or appliances.
One of the clearest symptoms that you have an electrical problem that needs to be attended to by an emergency electrician is the very distinct smell of burning — whether that be the smell of smoke coming from an outlet (possibly signalling an impending electrical fire if not addressed immediately) or the plastic, metallic, or acid-like smell of burning/overheating wires. Both cases are usually caused by faulty wiring or bad connections, and can quickly escalate.
Other very important symptoms that can determine the difference between an everyday occurrence and an electrical emergency are:
– Seeing sparks fly from outlets after plugging in appliances
– Breakers that constantly trip after resetting them
– Things failing to operate (such as lights not functioning as they normally should)
– Hearing continuous buzzing or humming sounds coming from the breaker box
If you are hearing noises coming from your breaker box, this could mean that a circuit is attempting and failing to break. This can be incredibly dangerous, as it can lead to your electrical safety system failing. A faulty breaker box can cause a major outage and other electrical problems, so you should have this corrected as soon as possible.
Contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information on 24 hour emergency service! We operate within Toronto and the GTA and are available to take your call to address any immediate electrical needs.