When Do You Need an Emergency Electrician?

When your lights are flickering or the power goes down, it can be hard to decide whether this is an electrical problem worthy of an emergency electrician. You don’t want to seem like you’re overreacting but what if it’s not safe? Here’s a simple guide to help you decide if you need a 24/7 emergency electrician.

What is an emergency electrician?

An emergency electrician is one who is available at very short notice, typically any hour of the day. Most emergency electricians operate 24/7, unlike routine electricians who take appointments during regular work hours. Some electrical companies, like Call First Electrical, are able to assist with both commercial and residential emergencies.

For fast assistance from our emergency electricians – call 1800 005 676.

When should you call an emergency electrician?

There are so many situations where an emergency electrician is required, we can’t possibly list them all. The biggest factor in your decision should be – is it safe for me to leave this unfixed? If you have an electrical issue that could cause you or your family harm, don’t take the risk.

Common examples of dangerous electrical problems include:

  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Circuit breakers that trip often
  • Humming or buzzing from your breaker box
  • A burning smell from power points or appliances
  • An electrical outlet that sparks

Each of these may be a sign that the wiring is faulty or that it has been damaged internally, which you won’t know until a qualified electrician makes an assessment.

What to do while waiting for your emergency electrician

The first thing you should do is switch off the power which will make it safe until professional help arrives. Our emergency electricians will come to you within 2 hours, so you won’t be waiting long. Whether you’re in Balmain, Surry Hills, Newtown, Darlinghurst or across inner Sydney – we’re available 24/7 for your emergency needs.

Will an emergency electrician fix my problem immediately?

Not necessarily, in some cases they might need specialty tools or equipment that they don’t have on hand. What they will always do is advise you on how to remain safe until the problem can be fixed, and patch fix it to help you stay safe.

Make us your first call in an electrical emergency

Call First Electrical are one of Sydney’s best electrical service providers with both routine and emergency electricians in our team. If you have an electrical emergency, call 1800 005 676. For more information, browse our electrical services or get in touch.

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