When Should You Call for Emergency Electrical Services?

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5 Situations Where You Need Emergency Electrical Services 

The majority of people will only have to call on emergency electrical services a handful of times in their lives. Based on our experience, we’ve compiled the top 5 situations when you should give an electrician a call ASAP. Knowing what to do if you experience any of the following scenarios will ensure you remain safe, and will stop electrical emergencies before they happen.

If you encounter any of the following situations, and call for an emergency electrician right away:

Power Supply Lines Falling Down

Harsh weather conditions such as windstorms and heavy rainfall can cause severe damage to your power supply lines. These are high-voltage lines that supply electricity to your home from the power network grid, and attempting to move them on your own can be deadly.

As soon as you come across any fallen power lines, contact the electricity service provider to cut off the power supply until the arrival of emergency electrical services. Keep your family and any animals inside while the level 2 emergency electricians work to fix the problem.

Sudden Power Outage

There are a few reasons a power outage can occur. Power outages can be caused by a storm, scheduled by your power supply company, or can caused by a faulty transformer. Depending on the problem, the power outage might encompass the entire neighbourhood, or be limited to only your home. If you see that the rest of the neighbourhood has power, but your house does not, this is a clear indication that there is a problem with your home’s electrical system.

If you are unsure about what the problem is, call for emergency electrical services to get your power supply back up and running in no time.

A Burning Smell

If you notice a burning smell coming from any of your electrical appliances or power fixtures, do not attempt a DIY repair. 

If possible, do not panic, and simply switch off your home’s main power supply until help arrives. Reach out to your nearest emergency electrician and they will check your system for any damage.

Flickering Lights

Do you notice that your lights flicker as soon as you turn on a certain appliance? While you may not seem like a big issue that requires emergency electrical services, it is possible you may come into trouble down the track.

The problem might be with an individual appliance, or it could be an overloaded circuit (too many things plugged in and not coping). If you are unable to determine the root cause yourself, the friendly electricians at Sparky Nearby will be able to help.They will also be able to check for deteriorating wiring as well, before you end up with an electrical emergency. 

Exposed Or Damaged Wiring

Exposed wires are a serious safety threat as they can cause fire, electric shock, or even electrocution. If you come across exposed wires, call emergency electrical services to have them repaired. Check out a real example below.

Exposed Or Damaged Old Wiring

(exposed old wiring)

Other signs that your wiring needs professional attention are;

-You are experiencing electric shocks while trying to plug in your appliances
-Your home has had water damage which may have affected your electricity system
-Your circuit breakers keeps tripping
-Your power outlets get too hot to touch

Be on the safe side and have your electrical system inspected by qualified emergency electricians.

At Sparky Nearby, we provide emergency electrical services for both the standard electrical work as well as level 2 electrical emergencies. With a team of emergency electricians on board, we offer our services all around the Eastern Suburbs 24 hours a day, all 7 days a week.

Call us right away and we’ll be there at your doorstep within no time.

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