What indicates an electrical emergency?
You may have noticed that we are available 24/7 for emergencies. What you may be wondering is what an electrical emergency actually is. First of all if there is a fire, that is an obvious emergency and you need to call 911 immediately. However If the outlet is not burning or smoking then it may not be an actual emergency. Here are some tips on how to tell if your electrical problem is an emergency or not.
Basically an electrical emergency would be if the situation is dangerous. A hazardous electrical situation includes burning wires, smoke coming from device, wiring or an outlet electrical panels that are very hot to the touch, lights flickering on your breaker panel or fallen or broken electrical wires. All of these problems could lead to a fire or electric shock and should be taken very seriously.
Case by case situation
Another factor regarding whether or not you have an emergency is if it is an emergency for you. If a homeowner is dependent on an electrical item for their health and it fails to work then that is likely an emergency. If your power has been out for several hours and you do not know why then you should certainly call immediately for service. If the light bulb over your vanity has burned out or your ceiling fan stops working this is likely not an emergency situation.
Only you can really decide whether your problem indicates an emergency or not. If your health and safety are at risk then you certainly have an electrical emergency. For all of your electrical needs whether they are an emergency or not call the experts at Any Time Electric.