When is it Time to Call an Emergency Electrician?

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Depending on the electrical problems you’re dealing with in your home, it may be safer to contact an emergency electrician after hours rather than waiting until normal business hours. However, how do you know when your issues are severe enough to warrant reaching out to an emergency electrician?

When is it Time to Call an Emergency Electrician?

We put together this list of a few scenarios in which contacting an electrician shouldn’t wait until morning.

  • There are sparks when you plug in an appliance. You expect to be able to safely plug in and use your appliances, so if long-lasting sparks appear, there’s a major problem. Sometimes, a quick spark may appear, and that isn’t usually an emergent issue, but if you notice a white or yellow spark that lasts longer than only a split second, you should call an emergency electrician.
  • There’s water damage near an electrical source. Water and electricity are a dangerous combination, so if you have any sort of water damage near an outlet or other electrical source, it’s important that you keep your distance. An electrician is much more equipped to deal with the combination of electrical issues and water damage, so you should call one as soon as you’re aware of the potential of water and electricity mixing.
  • There’s exposed wiring. You aren’t supposed to be able to see your wiring, so if it’s visible, there’s a problem. The dangers of messing with exposed wiring include fire hazards and the potential to get electrocuted, so you won’t want to wait until normal business hours to have them checked out and dealt with by an electrician.

When in doubt, you’re better off calling an emergency electrician for your electrical issues regardless of what you believe the issue is. Here at Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc., we know that not all electrical emergencies happen at convenient times, which is why we offer emergency electrical services. Call us today if you’re worried about an electrical problem.