Electrical components are never anything you should attempt to fix on your own unless you have the extensive training of a professional electrician. There’s just too many live wires and risks of electrocution or electrical fires. However, there are times when you might need electrical repairs that can wait until business hours and more important electrical repairs that require emergency electrical services. It’s very important to know the difference between the two.
Here are some signs to look for in your home that might indicate you need to call an emergency electrician:
- Tripping circuit breaker or power outages: If you have a circuit breaker that keeps tripping, it might just mean that the circuit breaker is overloaded. If the frequent tripping is paired with unexplained power outages for just your home, there could be issues with the electrical wiring in your home. Even if it is just an overloaded breaker, it’s better to play it safe and call an emergency electrician to come check things out before they get worse.
- Stained and smelly outlets: If your outlets are stained black or smudged and smell like burning rubber, the outlet is burning. You will need to act quickly before an electrical fire starts in your home. You can call an emergency electrician for the necessary repairs to prevent the fire.
- Noisy and smelly circuit breaker: If your circuit breaker is making buzzing or humming noises and smells foul, you likely have a breaker that is sticking and causing the wires to overheat. It’s important to turn off the main circuit breaker and call an emergency electrician immediately.
These are just a few of the main signs that indicate an electrical emergency that requires the immediate help of an electrician. Give us a call if you need our help!