Frequently Requested Emergency Electrician Repair Calls
As a homeowner or business owner it is inevitable you will run into an electrical emergency, which we define as any issue that puts you, your family, pets and employees in a dangerous situation. However, not many people are sure what is classified as an “emergency” vs. an electrical service call that can wait until normal business hours. EP Electric LLC, a 24hr electrician company in Philadelphia, provides examples of the 6 most common emergency electrician repairs we respond to. If you experience any of the below in your home or business, call our 24/7 electricians right away for fast diagnosis and repairs!
6 Emergency Electrician Repairs Most Commonly Requested
Circuit Breaker Tripping: Your circuit breaker is designed to “trip” when the circuits become overloaded in order to avoid an electrical fire. While this is normal if too many appliances are running at one time, if you find your breaker is constantly tripping, this is a sign of an emergency electric issue.
Electrical Shock from Switches & Outlets: If you plug in an appliance and see sparks coming from the outlet, immediately turn off the source of power to that particular area of your home then call a 24/7 emergency electrician. Sparking or shock from outlets is caused by overloaded circuits, outdated wiring or a faulty appliance, but must be addressed immediately.
Burning Smell: A sparking outlet is usually accompanied by a burning smell and brown faceplate, which is a clear indication the outlet is about to catch fire.
Popping or Buzzing Noise: When a circuit breaker begins making noises such as popping or buzzing this is a serious situation and should not be handled lightly. Your electrical system has become a fire hazard; call an emergency electrician right away and, if possible, evacuate the property.
Frequent Electrical Surges: A power surge is a very fast shut down of power usually associated with faulty appliances, lightning strikes and more. If you’re experiencing this frequently, an emergency electrician should be called to inspect your wiring or install a whole-house surge protector.
Power Outages: An outage not related to your utility company could be an indication of a much larger issue with your home or commercial electrical system. Most commonly a sudden loss of power is related to chewed wiring, short circuits and dead breaker panel.
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Do not settle for an electrician telling you not to worry and they will be out first thing in the morning. EP Electric LLC has a team of licensed electricians available for dispatch any time of the day or night and on weekends!