If you encounter any of the many home electrical problems, call an emergency electrician immediately. Whether your waterline bursts or your electric under-floor fan overheats, you may need an emergency electrician to repair the problem. Even when a natural disaster has caused flooding in your home, hiring an emergency electrician can be essential for restoring your electricity quickly. Water can harm your electrical system as well as dry walls and damaged electrical components. Any water damage must be removed from your home as soon as possible.
Many people experience a variety of problems with their electricity, but the most common is an unstable electrical outlet. This includes clicking, popping, or humming sounds as well as constant buzzing or static. Sometimes these sounds are subtle and only cause slight irritation, such as when a light switches on. In other cases, the noise can be enough to keep you up all night, interrupting sleep and making it difficult to fall asleep.
Other electrical problems include a trip or short in the power line from your home to the breaker box. When this occurs, an emergency electrician can be crucial because the circuit breaker for your house may not have been properly set to prevent a power surge. A surge in voltage will overload and short out your home’s electrical systems. In turn, you may experience extensive damage to electrical components, causing a fire or explosion. These types of emergencies call for immediate service by an emergency electrician.
Many problems also occur when a fuse blows or a circuit breaker tripped. This often happens when an appliance is unplugged for long periods of time. In fact, if a room is left unoccupied, you should always have at least one outlet that is unplugged, as well as several plug-in devices that allow you to plug in different items without using an additional outlet. You may also want to use a surge protector, which is a high-end electrical device that protects your appliances from surges in voltage. A surge protector has two separate circuits; a high-end one that protects high voltage from appliances and a lower-end one that protects the low-voltage power outlets.
The last type of electrical emergency repair we will discuss involves a tripped fuse. If any fuse blows, whether it is a television switch, an air conditioner, a security alarm, a garage door opener, or a laptop computer, the result can be catastrophic. Fuses can easily be blown by an extremely strong current surge and can result in injuries and fatalities. If this happens to you, call us right away to make sure we are able to help you.
As we previously mentioned, you should always unplug any item that you might be using. This goes for your car as well. If you are working in a busy work area and find a fire extinguisher is not available to you, do not attempt to smother the blaze with your hand. Instead, turn off the emergency electrician’s power and call him right away to ensure he has the equipment he needs in order to put out the fire. If you accidentally trip the fire extinguisher while trying to extinguish the flames, call us right away so we can help you with your dilemma. At the very least, the firefighters can assess the extent of the damage to your property and recommend a course of action for cleaning up and restoration.
Flickering lights are another emergency electrician issue you should consider. While they are not necessarily a sign of an electrical issue, flickers can indicate problems with your lighting system. If you find yourself staring blankly into a ceiling fixture, check to ensure there are no short circuits or other problems that are causing the light to flicker. When it comes to lighting problems, it is better to fix the problem than to wait until more damage occurs and make the situation worse.
Finally, one of the most important things you should consider before calling emergency electricians is to be sure that all of your damaged wires are operational. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is failing to test their wiring. When you are looking to call emergency electricians, you are more likely to need them more quickly than if you simply check to make sure the wiring is intact. While the majority of residential phone lines are protected from being disconnected, lines in business buildings are often not. This is why you should not only test all of your damaged wires but also all of the wiring in your entire building to ensure the electricians know exactly where they are going.