Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What could a carbon-like metallic/plasting burning smell coming from my electrical equipment mean?
Why is my breaker box making noise?
Circuit breakers are designed to cut the electricity between your appliances and its power source in cases where the voltage becomes too much. These are implemented for safety reasons, helping to prevent damage to both your appliances and your electrical system. A continuous buzzing or humming sound coming from your breaker box could be an indicator that a breaker is attempting and failing to trip due to damage or some kind of fault. This should be addressed as soon as possible, as your electrical safety system failing can lead to outages and other electrical problems.
Should I contact an emergency electrician for electrical fires?
If an electrical fire breaks out, contact 9-1-1 emergency services immediately. Only cut the power if it is safe to do so, being extremely careful of electrical shocks. After the fire has been dealt with, an emergency electrician can be contacted to figure out the source of the fire or correct any safety hazards. A licensed electrician will also be able to help you through the process of recovery in cases where your electrical system has been destroyed or damaged. To prevent electrical fires, it’s often recommended to get regular electrical inspections.