A lot of people consider an electrical emergency as a simple power outage that prevents everyone living in the house from using their devices. Others consider it something much more severe, like an outlet that emits a burning odor or wires that start a fire. Whatever you consider a true electrical emergency, one thing is for sure, they’re not fun. That is why it is important to identify any potential threats of an electrical emergency and what you can do to salvage it. No one should live in risk especially when it comes to your home. Which is why we at Beacon Electrical Services have identified potential dangers that can turn into an electrical emergency.
How Does Beacon Know About Electrical Emergencies?
Surprisingly enough, not a lot of people can identify what is considered to be an electrical hazard. Fortunately for you, here at Beacon Electrical Services, we have experts who can identify these problems for you. We care about the livelihood of your family and your home, and when it comes to electrical emergencies, they truly are no joke. The lack of knowledge in this field can be damaging to your home and can jeopardize your family’s wellbeing. However, with our well-trained and certified electricians, we can solve any potential problems for you before they happen. That is why maintenance checks are so important. We take the time to teach our customers protocol and what to look for when it comes to your electrical system. So, trust Beacon Electrical Services to get the job done right.
The Importance of Knowing About an Electrical Emergency
If you understand how drastic a serious electrical emergency can be, then you won’t take this post for granted. A lot of people ignore common factors that could start a serious problem, and our job is to remind you to keep a look out. You can reduce the odds of injury and property damage when you’re more aware of your electrical system. Those who take the time to identify any potential threats not only are able to save their home from an electrical fire but are also more prompt to stopping the problem before it even becomes a concern. Never hesitate for professional assistance either because most likely if you miss something, a certified electrician will be able to find the issue for you. So, here are a few electrical emergencies to be aware of for your home.
If you notice a burning odor coming from either your cords, electrical outlets, walls, or appliances, don’t ignore it. Even though a lot of appliances you bought recently might have that odd odor smell after being turned on, it shouldn’t last long. Any weird smell coming from an outlet should be attended to right away. Unplug every device connected to an outlet and make sure everyone in the house is aware of the situation. Refrain from using any outlets until an electrician comes in and inspects it. If you notice a burning odor from your breaker panel, reach out to an electrician right away for assistance. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your family.
Hot Service Panel
Service panels should never be too hot to touch. That’s the first warning sign of a service panel that is way too hot. There are extremely strong currents moving through your home’s wires. All the wires running through your system are very robust. If notice changes to your electric panel like browning, warmth, frayed wiring or even dim lighting, there is an issue that requires the attention of an electrician.
One of the deadliest electrical emergencies a home can deal with. Carbon monoxide poisoning is silent and invisible. If your home’s appliances happen to be improperly installed, they can leak carbon monoxide and put your life in major jeopardy. Physical symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are including blurred vision, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, vomiting, nausea and general weakness. Make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home to prevent this damaging and life-threatening emergency of occurring. Also, make sure to replace these detectors with new batteries when appropriate.
Power outages with no explanation can be a cause for concern for electrical emergencies. If your home’s wiring is old, it might be time for a replacement, otherwise, you’re leaving your home at risk. You might be overburdening the system as well with energy eating appliances and other devices throughout your home. Do not just assume that your neighbors are also experiencing similar outages and instead take action. If the problem continues, ask an electrician to come in to check your electrical system.