It’s not uncommon to suffer from electrical issues here and there in your home over the years. Typically, it’s something minor that is any easy fix. However, there are some instances in which you will need emergency electrical services right away to prevent extensive damage and for the safety of your home and family. Here are the top signs you need emergency electrical services.
- Burning Smell – If you smell a burning smell coming from your electrical, you should turn off your power and call emergency electrical services immediately. Burning smell indicates your electricity has caught fire or is burning somewhere and can cause a house fire.
- Sparks – If you notice sparks when plugging something in an outlet, you may just have a problem with your circuit. However, if you hear and see popping in the outlet when you plug something in, this could indicate loose or faulty wiring, which is considered dangerous.
- Outlets & Switches Not Working – If one or more of your outlets only works periodically, or not at all, you should call emergency electrical services. Outlets and switches not working indicates a wiring issue within your electrical system and should be resolved as soon as possible.
- Old Wiring – If you’re dealing with an electrical wiring system that is older, and you’re having significant problems, you may want to reach out to an electrical professional sooner rather than later. it’s common for old wiring to have shortages that cause a house fire.
We hope these signs will help you indicate if you are in need of emergency electrical services. If you have any questions regarding emergency electrical services, or other services we provide, please contact us at Buckingham Electric Inc.