How to Know When to Call an Emergency Electrician

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Occasional electrical problems aren’t uncommon, so most people don’t worry when they experience an unexpected power outage or another electrical issue. However, certain cases may warrant a call to an emergency electrician.

How to Know When to Call an Emergency Electrician

In order to tell the difference between a potential emergency and a run-of-the-mill power outage, here are some signs that you should contact an emergency electrician as soon as possible:

  • There are exposed wires in your building. If there are exposed electrical wires in your home or business, they could lead to electrocution or even start a fire. Don’t deal with these on your own. Instead, contact an emergency electrician right away.
  • Wires are submerged in water. We’ve all seen the warning labels on appliances like hair dryers and toasters that urge users to keep them away from water. This is because water is a conductor of electricity. Anyone who tries to remove a household appliance or other electrical wires from underwater is at high risk of electrocution.
  • Your home or building loses power. If you regularly experience power outages when everyone else on your street is still using electricity with no issues, the problem lies in your own building. An emergency electrician can inspect your residence or building to uncover the cause of the outage.
  • You notice excessive heat or a burning smell from an outlet. If you have anything plugged into an overheating outlet, unplug the appliances and shut off the outlet before contacting an emergency electrician. If you notice any smoke, evacuate immediately and call 911.

If you need emergency electrical assistance, our team at Buckingham Electric Inc. is here to help. Simply reach out to us today to see what we can do for you.