When you experience an electrical issue, you may wonder whether it is an emergency or a standard electrical repair. The following are considered electrical emergencies:
A sudden loss of power
An overloaded electrical circuit
Flickering lights or electricity
Smells or scorch marks around your outlets.Burning
Any electrical issue that hinders the operation of your home or poses a threat to you or your home’s safety is deemed an electrical emergency.
Call us For Emergency Electrical Repair
Your home’s electrical system needs periodic attention. Outlets do get old and short out. Wires can become loose. Squirrels and other rodents that dig into wall space can gnaw at wiring, contributing to lights that don’t turn on when you flip the switch. These can also lead to fire hazards if they go unchecked. Reasons to give McClerklin's Electrical Service a call (IF you experience):
Circuit breakers tripping
Burning electrical smells
Power surges during a storm
Our Emergency Electricians are just a phone call away. Remember, if your power goes out, McClerklin’s Electrical Service will get you back up and running in no time. Our experts know what to look for when an emergency occurs and will deliver fast service plus suggestions to prevent future electrical issues in your home or business.
Severe thunder and lightning storms can lead to fire and even water damage. Each leaves your home’s electrical systems in need of some attention. Lightning doesn’t necessarily have to directly strike your home to cause a disaster. If it strikes close, it can jump, following your home’s wiring system. Avoid direct contact with any appliances, electrical devices, and phones that are directly plugged or wired into your home’s system. Wireless devices are safe, but as a rule of thumb, if you can keep yourself safe and have ample time to unplug any electrical devices from the outlets, go ahead. Surge protectors can help divert some damage that may be caused by a lightning strike, but these cannot be fully relied upon in the event of a direct strike with an overwhelming load of electricity causing a short circuit.
If you suspect your home is struck by lightning, you immediately want to contact the fire department. If lightning has traveled through your home’s plumbing or electrical lines, there could be a fire in hidden places – areas not easily visible. After this initial assessment, you then want to consult with a qualified electrician to determine if your home’s electrical system is safe.
Wind down-bursts are other causes for concern. Sudden storms can whip up quickly, leaving light fixtures outside your home twisted or snapped off. Don’t take it upon yourself to handle fixtures that have fallen. If wires are exposed, turn the power off to the fixture immediately. Let one of McClerklin's Electrical Service’s electricians evaluate your wires for any damage. Fallen trees and branches can damage the main electrical supply line to a house, leaving you without electricity. Your local electric company may not offer a repair. We can assess the level of damage and quickly have your power restored.
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