6 Reasons You Might Need an Emergency Electrician
Electricity is a serious element that needs to be monitored carefully. There are sometimes issues that you can fix for yourself that might only cause minor inconvenience within the home. However, there are other times when there are problems with our electrical units that need to be fixed right away before there is a fire or someone gets injured. In some cases, you might even find yourself reaching out to an electrician in the middle of the night. Luckily, 24-hour technicians are always available to help you with these urgent situations.
Here are six issues that should prompt you to get one of these electricians as soon as possible:
When Your Outlets Change Color
Whenever your outlets become discolored, then you need to be concerned, this is never a good sign. Black or brown marks on the outlet usually indicate that there is an overheating problem. This can lead to dangerous outcomes like a fire or the electrocution of anyone who tries to use the unit.
When You Have A Tripped Circuit Breaker
A circuit breaker helps to control the flow of electrical current to protect against damages. Therefore, whenever there is an overload of electrical current or a short circuit, the circuit trips out to stop the current flow. These problems are usually caused by appliances that utilize a lot of electrical energy. An electrician will need to come in right away to repair this to have your electricity up and running again.
When There Are Outlets That Shock You
Sometimes you might have one or many outlets within the building that continuously shock you upon contact. This can eventually result in someone being electrocuted and needs to be addressed right away. This might be an indication that you need to upgrade the electrical system within your home or that it’s not grounded or wired correctly. A professional would be able to examine it and fix the issue for you.
When There Are Exposed Wires
When electrical wires become uncovered, you are vulnerable to the risk of electrocution or even a fire. You will have to replace the damaged unit as soon as possible to avoid any detrimental circumstances. It may be a small area that can be covered with tape; however, this temporary fix is not sufficient. In other cases you might have wire exposed in units that carry large flows of current and trying to apply a temporary fix to this might cause injury or death.
When You Have Flickering Lights
A flickering light might seem like a simple issue. In fact, there are some cases where it’s not very serious at all. At times you may notice a flicker that happens when you first turn on a switch and then it eventually stops when the light starts running. You may also have the case where the bulb is not securely screwed in, and the flickering goes away as soon as it is adjusted; these issues are relatively harmless.
You need to start worrying is if the flickering is tied to your electrical wiring being faulty or if the flicker is triggered by the use of an appliance with a high wattage. This indicates that there is a problem with the voltage. In this case, you’ll need to get a professional right away.
When There Is A Burning Smell
A burning smell within your home is a serious issue. If left unattended you might find yourself dealing with a fire sooner or later. In this case, you might need to turn the circuit off and contact an electrician to fix this right away. This is usually because of faulty wiring or a short circuit in a particular outlet.
Bates Electric will take care of all your electrical repair needs and can be reached whenever you have an emergency. We provide 24-hour service within the Dayton area.
Reach out to Bates Electric today to have us protect you against any damages or accidents.