An electrical emergency can be:
- An electrical fire.
- A sudden power outage.
- Sparking outlets.
- Smoke is coming from an outlet.
- Burning odors coming from electrical sources and or equipment.
- Hot service panel.
- Carbon monoxide leaks from improperly installed appliances.
- Electrical wires frayed from pests, heat damage, or wear and tear.
- Power lines are arching (emitting sparks).
- Short circuits and circuit breaker failure.
- Flickering lights.
- Dead outlets.
- Breakers that constantly continue to trip.
- Noisy breaker box.
- Electrical shocks.
- Smoking or popping transformers.
- Devices won’t turn on.
- Fallen power lines (especially when sparking).
The last thing anyone wants is to be unprepared for a sudden electrical emergency. So it’s vital to take action quickly for yourself and your family’s safety.
The EFSi reports that each year there are 51,000 fires a year caused by residential & commercial electrical emergencies. Out of the 51,000 electrical fires, there are just over 500 deaths, over 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damages.
So it’s essential to quickly diagnose a potential electrical emergency and know when to call an emergency electrician before the issue becomes more significant.
When To Call Emergency Electrician
Knowing that this list is just a few examples of what may constitute an electrical emergency is important. If you’re experiencing any other issues, don’t dismiss them.
Some of the above examples seem more severe than others. But that would be a misconception. It’s crucial to your safety that you call a licensed emergency electrician the second any of the above examples are detected.
It’s better to be safe than sorry; the last thing you want is to put your livelihood at risk. Our certified electricians can handle any emergency. They will quickly evaluate your situation and provide a solution free of gimmicks.