Emergency Electrical Service & Repair Available 24/7
Did you know that electrical problems cause about one-third of all structure fires? Electrical hazards are not something to take lightly. Understanding when your situation requires emergency assistance is the first step – even if you suspect a potential danger, it’s always safest to connect with a local emergency electrician. That’s why our team at Mister Sparky® is here to help 24/7.
For your safety, hiring a professional avoids potential electrical shock and fire hazards while ensuring all work is code compliant. When you work with Mister Sparky, you’re receiving quality emergency services – we’ll repair the problem and ensure no further hazards are lurking that may pop up soon.
Call (800) 906-4577 for qualified emergency electricians as soon as possible.
What is Considered an Electrical Emergency?
It’s not always crystal clear that you have an emergency electrical problem rather than a nuisance you can schedule services for. Many times, problems with wiring can lead to a genuine emergency. If you’re unsure, give us a call, and we can help diagnose your situation. You’re not alone. Some of the common indicators of an electrical emergency include:
Unidentified Burning Smell
Does the smell linger or come and go? Are your smoke detectors being set off? Check your appliances, all your outlets, ducts, and your breaker box to see if you can find the source. An unidentified odor may well be an electrical hazard, especially if you smell plastic burning.
A Buzzing or Humming Sound in Breaker Box
Overall, a slight humming sound coming from your breaker box is normal as it runs an electrical current. However, if you notice the buzzing or humming getting continuously louder, address it quickly as it may mean the circuit breaker is overloaded. An overload heats the circuit wiring and can cause a life-threatening fire hazard.
Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping Repeatedly
There are a few reasons for a circuit breaker to keep tripping, including:
- The circuit breaker box is going bad
- A circuit overload the breaker box cannot accommodate
- A ground fault is occurring, meaning a hot wire is touching the ground
- An appliance or wire is short-circuiting, meaning the electrical flow has gone outside the intended circuit
Lights Continuously Flicker
If your lights occasionally flicker, it’s likely a minor problem with your lightbulb or a faulty switch. When they persistently flicker this signals a more substantial problem such as a circuit overload, excess voltage, or loose wiring. These are dangerous and should have an inspection immediately.
Someone Received an Electrical Shock
There are many situations where one can experience electrical shock, such as:
- Old outlets that are two-prong and therefore have no ground wire as a safety barrier
- An outlet or switch with loose screws or wiring makes the electrical current unstable
- Faulty appliances, including frayed wiring or broken cords that shock you when you plug them in
- Water sources near electricity, or touching outlets with damp hands
Call (800) 906-4577 today—all our technicians are drug-tested, background-checked, and highly qualified. Get the emergency electrical service you need right now!