Electrical Emergency Savings
You never know when you might need help. In fact, nine percent of households said they had a problem with a circuit, switch or outlet in the past year, according to the report. Unless you are already an accomplished electrician, these are not problems you can address by yourself – you need to hire a professional in order to protect the safety of your home and your family. If you don’t have any savings, that means borrowing money or putting off a repair – a dangerous prospect.
So before anything else, always have an emergency fund for unforeseen electrical problems and emergencies.
Below we have a list of frequently asked questions on what to do during electrical emergencies.
What are some of the electrical issues that qualify as an “emergency call”?
No issue is too big or too small to qualify. Typically, if an electrical emergency occurs after hours, we can temporarily diffuse the situation and then make permanent repairs the following day. In the event of an emergency, we can fix circuit breakers and panels, outlet wiring problems, burned out parking lot lights, and any other electrical issue that needs immediate attention. Do not try and fix your problem on your own.
Please remember if your electrical issue is life threatening, contact 911 immediately!
What do I during a electrical emergency?
The first thing you should do is contact an emergency medical personnel and your local electrician to help you.
- In an event of electric shocks or wiring issues, turn off the main power supply to prevent any further damage or complications.
- During outages, unplug all electrical appliances but leave at least one light switch on so you’ll know when the power is back on.
- If someone has experienced an electrical shock, check their pulse and heart rate and attempt to resuscitate the victim only if you are properly trained and if the victim is no longer in contact with the electric current. If they have any burns or blisters, cover these with dressings that won’t stick.
If I call with an electrical emergency, what happens next?
When you call one of our electricians after hours, please leave a message with details about electrical emergency. If our electrician is unable to help you solve your electrical problem over the phone, he make an on-site visit to your commercial facility and personally help you with your electrical emergency. One of our knowledgeable commercial electricians will call you and attempt to help you solve your problem over the phone.
It’s the middle of the night and the power went out at my business. What should I do?
Before you call an electrician:
- Check neighboring businesses to see if their lights are on.
- Check all your circuit breakers at your main panel outside by the electric meter and inside, if you have a sub panel.
- Check to see if the power is out throughout your building or just in a portion of the building.
- Make sure all the breakers on in the “on” position.
- Remember to always stay away from downed power lines as they are extremely dangerous!