3 Signs You Need to Call an Emergency Electrician

While some electrical problems around your home, such as a faulty lightbulb can be put onto the to-do-list, others are much more urgent and will require the services of an emergency electrician. Because electricity can present a real hazard to you and your family, it is vital that you understand the signs of serious electrical problems. Below are 3 signs that you need to call an emergency electrical immediately.

 You can smell a burning electrical smell

If you detect a burning electrical smell within your home, you need to take action immediately. The smell will often have the odour of burnt plastic and hot metal. You should locate the mains power switch it off. The mains power switch is normally located on the fuse box. An electrical burning smell is normally caused when a wire or fuse is damaged and begins to smoulder. If you do not shut off the power to your property this smouldering could quickly develop into an electrical fire. Once you have contacted shut off the power you should contact an emergency electrician.

The fuses in your home keep tripping

It can be annoying if a fuse in your home keeps tripping, it could also be a sign of a larger electrical problem. While in some cases the cause of the fuse tripping is obvious, such as when you plug in items such as hairdryers which draw a lot of energy from your homes electrical system. However, the repeated tripping of a fuse could also be caused by faulty wiring which could present a fire risk. If you repeatedly have to reset a fuse you should contact an emergency electrician.   

Water has entered your home

If your home suffers from a leaking pipe or roof, this could allow water to enter your home. If the water penetrates the electrical system in your home it could cause serious problems. As soon as you become aware that water has entered your home, you should locate the shut off the electrical current using the mains power switch. Once you have dealt with the source of the water and dried out your home, you should contact an emergency electrician who will be able to carry out a full inspection and any necessary repairs.

Apart from causing an inconvenience, electrical problems can pose a threat to your family and your property. If you have any concerns about the electrical system in your home, you should contact an emergency electrician.