You can find yourself in a situation where you need expert electrical help at night or on a weekend though most electrical problems are minor. You need immediate help with serious electrical problems that can become deadly and it’s important to identify issue quickly. Today, we at Burley Electrical Services would like to share the common electrical emergencies that require immediate action.
Downed Power Lines
You may see downed power lines among the tree limbs and other debris if a storm has been especially harsh, with high winds. Your home’s electrical system is connected to the electrical grid with these lines. They can cause a fire, shock, and death since the lines have extremely high levels of current. Never attempt to move fallen power lines. Also, avoid driving over them or get anywhere near them. Your second call goes to your county’s emergency services and make a third to an emergency electrician, but the first call should be to your electrical provider. Make sure you follow the electrician’s instructions carefully and keep your family members and pets away from the power lines.
Power Goes Out for No Reason?
It is usually because of a storm or trouble with a local transformer if you are experiencing a power outage. One of your neighbors may have overloaded his home’s electrical system and now the whole block is paying the price in some cases. A sudden power outage is a sign of a serious problem, if none of these is to blame. Frayed or weak wires in your electrical system can also result in a power outage. Urgent attention is necessary because this a serious fire hazard. To find out if the trouble is on their end, start by calling your service provider. Contact an emergency electrician if it is not.
Should Breakers Make Noise?
You never want to hear any buzzes, hums, or crackles from your breaker box. If the electrical current hits some kind of obstacle or if it gets overloaded, your breaker box is protected by a circuit breaker that will make it “trip” or stop. The tripping is a protective feature. You’ll get circuits that start to burn, causing those buzzing and humming sounds if it isn’t working properly. Should the breaker box overload and fail to trip, it can result in shock and fire hazards. Don’t turn anything else on and immediately call an emergency electrician, you should stop using any appliances that are currently turned on.
Burnt Electrical Outlet
You could have a serious problem on your walls and on your hands if you notice brown stains around your outlets. This indicates that the outlets are overloaded and could be ready to burst into flames. Don’t plug anything into it and avoid touching the outlet. Check all the outlets for the same telltale signs of outlet overload. An emergency electrician who can correct the problem and ensure your safety, be sure to call them as soon as possible.
Burning Electrical Smells
You already know things have gotten beyond the point of a home repair if any part of your electrical system is giving off burning smells. Your electrical system should never smell like it’s on fire. Give that information to your emergency electrician if you can pinpoint the source of the smell. If you cannot, the electrician can find the source, do not try to look for it on your own.
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Contact a professional electrician for your safety. The early warning signs were there in most cases as electricity-related fires cause thousands of deaths each year. Whenever you have concerns about your electrical wiring, keep yourself and your family safe by calling a licensed electrician. Call Burley Electrical Services today for your emergency electric services.