Not all professional electric service providers offer 24 hour emergency service. However, when you experience a power-related emergency in the middle of the night, you want to know that there’s someone you can call for immediate and reliable service.
Electrical emergencies are caused by all kinds of events. Natural disasters, problems within the utility company’s system, and issues with your home or building’s wiring can affect your power supply. Here are some of the top reasons why people call for emergency service from professional electrical service providers:
Complete power loss.
Unfortunately, when the utility company’s power supply is cut off, there’s nothing your electrician can do about that. However, a qualified electrician could install a whole home generator for you. These gizmos continuously monitor the power flowing to the home; when that power cuts off, the generator immediately turns on and provides a supplemental power supply to the house.
Natural disaster causes a downed power line near your home.
This is another scenario that falls into the responsibilities of the power company. Never approach a downed power line, and consider having a whole home generator installed to keep power flowing into your home in the event of a utility failure.
Tripped circuit breakers.
We get a lot of calls from people who panic when the power stops flowing to part of their home. Almost always, this scenario involves a tripped circuit breaker, which is extremely easy for you to resolve on your own. Simply look in your breaker box for a switch that isn’t in line with the rest. Turn that switch off, then back on. However, if the breaker continues to trip, you need to call an electrician to upgrade your circuits to help them accommodate the power demands being placed on them.
Sparks and/or smoke coming out of a power outlet.
This is a definite sign that something is amiss with the wiring connected to the outlet. Do not plug anything into the outlet. Do not disassemble the outlet yourself. Call your emergency electrician and monitor the outlet for more smoke or sparks until he or she arrives.
You never know when an emergency will strike. Be sure you know who to call in the event of a power-related catastrophe. If you are tired of shopping around for professional electrical service providers who offer 24 hour emergency service, call Arc Angel at 770.889.9243.