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- Unidentified burning smell
- Exposed wires
- Smoking electrical outlets
- Electrical power outage
- Water near wires or outlets
- Electrical panel malfunctions
- Unearthed electrical wires
- Rust on the electrical panel
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Never try to repair an electrical issue on your own. Electricity can be life threatening and only a professional should ever manage your system. We can help no matter what the situation might be.
For urgent electrical issues, we service over 35 counties in Pennsylvania. You can always trust our emergency electricians, who are always in your area, to get the job done right. We are happy to answer any questions you might have about your situation. We can expedite a repair whenever needed. Our certified technicians have the knowledge and experience to restore the power to your home and find a lasting solution.
What is considered an electrical emergency?
Burning or Electrical Smells
Electrical short circuits have a very distinctive smell. When wires overheat, they can melt the insulation from wires, creating the smell of burning plastic and the appearance of black smoke or smoke residue on walls.
Wires can “arc” when the insulation melts away and the exposed wires cause sparks to jump from the wires to nearby wires or metal. When wires arc, you may smell ozone. Ozone is created when the sparks break the bonds of oxygen molecules and allow the oxygen atoms to recombine in the form of ozone. Unlike oxygen, ozone has a distinctive, sharp smell that some describe as an “electrical” smell, or compare the smell to chlorine.
Faulty Circuit Breaker
Circuit breakers are used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to protect electrical circuits. Especially when they are regularly exposed to overload situations, a circuit breaker will often suffer from an early demise.
Lights Continuously Flicker
Circuit breaker failure rates – a bad circuit breaker or loose wiring in your electrical panel can cause flickering lights or loss of power.
Tripped Circuit Breakers
A tripped circuit breaker is one of the most common emergency electrical repair issues. This usually occurs when a room doesn’t have enough outlets to accommodate all the plugged-in devices, which can result in a circuit overload.
Does the electrical power seem to “fade” in and out in certain areas of your home? This is usually a symptom of loose or faulty wiring. Our electricians can investigate the situation and perform any necessary emergency electrical repairs.
With all the electronic devices we rely on these days, our homes are more susceptible to sudden power surges that can cause considerable damage to the equipment. Lightning storms can also cause a dangerous power surge.
A faulty line or a sudden power surge can result in a power outage in your home. Our qualified electricians can trace the source of the outage and perform the necessary repair work.
Fallen Power Lines
A severe storm can cause power lines to fall near or even on your home. Never touch or try to remove power lines yourself. Also, be sure to avoid touching trees that are in contact with fallen lines, as the wood holds moisture that conducts electricity.
Problem with the Utility Company Side of Your Equipment
On occasion, you may experience issues inside of your home that are caused by an issue with the incoming utility power. You can rest assured that if this is the case, we are completely honest and transparent. We’ll point this out and immediately bring it to your attention. Throughout the years, we’ve heard of too many unfortunate customers being upsold and taken advantage of when a simple connection repaired by your utility company would have resolved the issue.
Don’t Let Small Problems Turn into Large Ones
We urge you to call at the first sign of electrical problems in your home or office. Problems fixed early save time, money, frustration, and most importantly, help to avoid a safety hazard. Ignoring an electrical problem could lead to costly repairs or larger problems.
Whether it’s a flickering light, tripping breaker, fire, or a sparking appliance, call The Wire Doctors. We’ll give you peace of mind, of quality, and safety. Dealing with an electrical emergency is overwhelming, but we are here to help you every step of the way.
What is considered an electrical emergency?
In short, an electrical emergency is anything that you, our customer, considers as an emergency. Even as little as a broken doorbell button, we’re here to ease your mind and make you and your home safe. Many people consider an electrical emergency as a simple power outage, which prevents everyone living in the house from using their devices. Others consider it something more severe, like an outlet that emits a burning odor or wires that start a fire. Whatever you consider a true electrical emergency, one thing is for sure, they are not fun. That is why it is important to find any potential threats of an electrical emergency and what you can do to correct it. No one should live at risk, especially when it comes to your home. Never hesitate for professional assistance. Most likely, if you miss something, a certified electrician will be able to find the issue for you.
What is the first thing to do in an electrical emergency?
Unplug the appliance and turn the power off at the premise’s main power switchboard to avoid any further damage. If there’s a burning smell, smoke, or fire, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency services.
What do emergency electricians do?
An emergency electrician is an electrician who will come out at short notice with no prior appointment to fix an electrical problem that has just occurred.
Is a tripped breaker an emergency?
If an overload has occurred without the circuit breaker tripping or the mechanics of the circuit breaker appear “off,” like a loose spring or “floppy” switch, the circuit breaker may need to be replaced by an emergency electrical services company.