It’s usually pretty obvious when your property is either flooded or falling down that you need to call out an emergency plumber or builder respectively. However it mightn’t be quite so obvious when you need to call out an emergency electrician. After all, seeking an emergency technician of any trade doesn’t come cheap so you need to make sure that if you are calling out an electrician at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon that you’re calling them out for the right reasons. With this in mind, here are a few factors you might want to consider.
If you’ve come across or unearthed exposed wiring then as well as damaging the equipment it’s supposed to be connected to, it can also be deemed a fire risk as poorly insulated wiring may cause the cable to combust. Of course exposed wiring also increases the risk of electrocution if touched so potentially it’s incredibly dangerous. For this reason, wiring that’s exposed should be dealt with right away by a professional.
Water damaged electrical cable
If you experience water damage and it gets into your cabling then it can be extremely dangerous if re-energised. So for this reason any water damaged cabling should be investigated by a professional immediately and tests should be carried out before being deemed fit or unfit for purpose.
Smoking or charring sockets
There are a plethora of reasons as to why a plug socket would smoke and in reality the actual smoke you see is the effect not the cause. For this reason you don’t know what’s going on behind the socket There could of course be a fire or alternatively there could be a large electrical surge that has caused the smoke. Whatever you do don’t touch it! Instead isolate the power and call out an emergency electrician immediately who can investigate and evaluate the overall situation.
Charred plug sockets usually give off an unmistakeable odour as well as visible signs. Again it could be a sign of something more sinister happening within your electrical mains system. As a result it’s best to call out an emergency electrician immediately who can investigate further.
Most electrical problems aren’t a emergency as they are more of an annoyance than a danger however those listed above can be a danger to life and as such should always be classed as an emergency.
If you need an emergency electrician in Brisbane or simply need the services of a reliable and experienced company then you should talk to Static Electrics. With 25 years of experience in the industry we can help. Contact us on 0429 139 039 for a no obligation quote today.