All Sydneysiders know when to call an electrician. However, some situations are more time-sensitive and require a professional on the site as soon as possible. Of course, a simple power outage at your home is not the reason to call an emergency electrician in the middle of the night.
However, carbon-burning odour, flooding, and so on are emergencies that can cause a ton of damage to your property if you don’t act quickly. So, just in case you don’t know whether you need an immediate help, here are five most common situations where you shouldn’t play with fire, but call an emergency electrician to deal with the problem.
Smoke coming out of the electrical outlets
According to the famous saying, where there is smoke – there is fire. Sure, most people use it in a metaphorical way, but not us; we mean it literally. If you spot smoke coming out of your electrical outlets, that means your wires caught fire. In this type of situation, how fast you act can make a difference between a couple of hundred dollars’ worth of damage and your entire property being burnt to the crisp.
First, don’t be a hero and don’t try to handle the situation by yourself. It may be a little puff of smoke, but behind the wall, there can be a raging fire. So, call your local 24-hour electrician as soon as you smell or see smoke. However, there is one thing you can and should do before the electrician arrives. If you have access to the main circuit board, you should cut the power on the entire property. This will help slow down the fire and maybe even kill it entirely.
Power outage at your office
The next situation where you need an emergency electrician is an office power outage. It doesn’t matter if a power failure happened because of Sydney’s scorching heat or because of bad wiring, you should call an emergency electrician right away. Now, you may think, “If it is a simple power outage, why should I spend extra money on hiring a professional emergency electrician in Sydney?”
Well, there are a couple of reasons, but the main one is that you don’t want your entire company to be out of work because of a blackout. After all, the longer your company is “offline”, the more potential revenue you will lose. Finally, to avoid power outages in the future, you should have your wires inspected by a professional. Furthermore, you should consider installing a backup generator, in case of an entire grid blackout.
You can have exposed wires and have no problems for decades. However, if someone touches them, they will suffer serious injuries. Additionally, if exposed wires come into contact with anything, they can potentially start a fire. The only way to avoid these scenarios is to remove, patch, or repair your exposed wires. Just make sure to do it as soon as possible, before anything bad happens.
When you smell burning wires
If you smell a carbon-burning odour that usually means that something electrical has caught fire. Of course, if it’s your toaster or phone charger, just unplug it from the electrical outlet. But do be careful not to get electrocuted. So, before you unplug anything, make sure you switch off the power first.
However, if you smell the burning wires, but you don’t know where it is coming from, you should immediately call a professional electrician. If it’s somewhere from inside the wall, your property can suffer a ton of damage. So, act quickly.
In case of flood
Finally, a lot of people don’t realise this, but in case of floods, electricians are as important as plumbers. Water and electricity don’t play well together. If your property gets flooded, once you get rid of the water, you should immediately inspect the wires. Make no mistake, water will damage or even completely destroy the wiring on your property. So, there will probably be a ton of work for an electrician.
Of course, these five scenarios are not the only ones that need a fast response. In fact, there are many more out there. So, if you feel like you have a problem that requires an immediate attention, don’t hesitate to call up an emergency electrician.
Article Submitted By Community Writer