In a world where we are currently being asked to stay in our homes with just our families it can be hard to know when it is time to make an exception. There are many instances where having someone come into your home to provide a needed service is more than appropriate during this coronavirus pandemic. If you are having an electrical emergency, you do not want to put it off. Burley Electrical Services is here to help you with any of your electrical needs at this time.
Emergency Electrical Issues
The problem is that some people do not know how to decipher what a true electrical emergency is. Failing to take care of an electrical emergency could have serious consequences for you and your family members. The biggest risk of not taking care of an electrical issue is causing an electrical fire. Statistics show that there are more than 51,000 home electrical fires every year. These electrical fires cause 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries, and over $1.3 billion in property damage. We do not want you to become one of those statistics. So how do you know if you are experiencing an electrical emergency or not? Burley Electrical Services is going to go over the most common types of electrical emergencies with you so that you will know the answer to that question.
Electrical Humming or Buzzing Noise in House
If you and your family hear a strange buzzing or humming, check your breaker box. Your circuit breaker is designed to turn off power if there are any issues with your electrical system. The buzzing or humming noise you are hearing could be your breaker box attempted to trip and not being able to do so. This is a sign that your electrical system is failing. If this is happening at your home call us immediately.
Electrical Burning Smell in House
Another common sign that you are having an electrical emergency is the smell of burning wires. When wires burn they emit a very distinctive smell of burning metallic or plastic. This smell is a very serious issue that you do not want to ignore. If you do not address this immediately you could end up with an electrical fire caused by the wires overheating. If you smell burning wires at your home turn off your power right away and call Burley Electrical Services.
Electrical Outlet Sparked & Smoked
Our third tip seems pretty obvious but you would be surprised at how many people do not respond appropriately. If you have smoke coming from an outlet this is an electrical emergency. Do not assume that it is nothing. Do not ignore it. Turn your power off, call 911, and call Burley Electrical Services. Smoke in your home should never be ignored.
Loss of Power
The last sign that you are having an electrical emergency that we want to talk about today is a loss of power. Maybe just your home has lost power or maybe your entire street as lost power. If your entire street has lost power you will want to call the electrical company. If it is just your house you will want to call Burley Electrical Services.
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Hopefully you will not experience any of these issues in your home. If you do please do not hesitate to call Burley Electrical Services right away. For more information, you can also visit www.burleyelectric.com.