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Is it a Real Electrical Emergency?

Common electrical problems that need an an electrician ASAP

Planned electricity company power cuts may be inconvenient, but they’re not an emergency. However, a loss of power that only affects your property, IS an electrical emergency, needing a professional electrician. These are the most situations where you should call an emergency electrician, sooner rather than later.

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Power Loss

Planned electricity power cuts are inconvenient, but not an emergency. However, complete loss of power that only affects your home, is an emergency needing an electrician to fix.

Burning Smell

Electrical fires can start with no warning other than a burning smell so if you notice one from an electrical device, it could be a serious issue about to cause a lot of damage if left untreated.

Sparks Flying

Sparks from an outlet when being plugged in, or unplugged is a warning sign. This could potentially cause an electrical fire, so be sure to get your plugs serviced if sparks are an issue.

Faulty Wiring

Dimming or flickering lights can indicate a wiring issue, posing a danger to your home and family, so should not be ignored. Whether your home is brand new or old. Get it fixed ASAP.

Electrical faults can cause damage and human injury if ignored. Electrical systems are complex, Don’t take risks with safety. Better still, get on an electrical maintenance plan.

Socket Overload

Overloaded socket points are an electrical hazard at any time, but even more so when they are positioned next to flammable objects, where heat build-up can cause an electrical fire.

Blown Fuses

If the circuit breaker is tripping regularly, it’s a sign that your wiring needs to be re-done as it’s not capable of catering for the demands that are being put on it in terms of energy output.

Overheating

An overheated plug can become a much bigger issue if it’s not looked at. The usual cause is a loose wire – either in the socket or in the plug – but it’s still cause for concern.

Electric Shocks

Electrical shocks when touching a plug or cord could lead to devastating damage or even death so it’s essential that the relevant items are inspected and repaired by a professional.

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