Avoiding Electrical Emergencies
There are some good tips out there for avoiding electrical emergencies. And while they may not be helpful if you are in the middle of one, it’s important to keep these in mind at all times.
- Smoke detectors are crucial and should be tested regularly.
- Electrical inspections especially for older homes are a good investment.
- Extension cords should not be used for major appliances.
- Appliances should be kept away from water.
- Don’t piggyback plugs on top of each other in one outlet.
- Do not put flammable material near or over light bulbs.
While some electrical disasters are avoidable, others are not. At Haigh Electric, emergency electrical repairs isn’t all we do. Our skillful certified electricians can retrofit older homes that are potentially dangerous, with new wiring that will keep your home safe for years to come.
What to do During an Electrical Emergency
If you are in the midst of an electrical emergency, some steps to follow for smaller problems include avoiding water and staying out of the room that is affected.
If a power line has fallen outside your home, do not go anywhere near it. Remove yourself, and anyone else in your home from the property and wait for the fire department to arrive.
In the case of larger emergencies such as an electrical fire, call emergency services immediately, followed by Haigh Electric. No matter what time of the day or night, our 24-hour emergency electricians are available to be on the scene and assist with investigation and repairs.
It is important to remember that water cannot be used on electrical fires as it can only fuel them further!
24-Hour Electrical Services on Call
In case of an electrical emergency, don’t hesitate to call Haigh Electric. What constitutes an electrical emergency? It doesn’t have to be as extreme as a fallen power line, electrocution, or electrical fire.
Electrical emergencies can include any time when your home electrical system is not working the way it should be. If you see sparks or your lighting is behaving strangely with no reason such as weather to explain it, you could have wiring problems on your hands, which will need to be dealt with quickly.
Instincts are important, and if you’re concerned, that means you should pick up the phone and call Haigh Electric. Day or night, we’re available to help.