When Do I Need Emergency Electrical Service?

Recognizing the Need for Emergency Electrical Service

Electricity is an essential part of our daily lives, but it can also be dangerous if not properly used and maintained.

Unfortunately, electrical service emergencies can occur at any time, which can put your safety and even your home at risk.

Let’s discuss what emergency electrical issues there are, how to recognize them, what steps you can take to prevent them, and when to call in emergency electrical service at any time during the 24 hour day.

Electrical Fires: A Very Common and Very Dangerous OccurrenceElectric Outlet Problems

Electrical fires are one of the most common home electrical issues and can be a 24 hour concern.

They can occur due to faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, a short circuit, or damaged electrical appliances or lighting fixtures (damaged light element, ceiling fan, etc).

To prevent electrical fires, make sure to have smoke detectors installed in every room, avoid overloading outlets and extension cords, and regularly check your electrical wiring, circuit breakers,  electrical panels, and appliances for signs of damage or wear.

Electrical Shock Can Lead to Medical Emergencies and Serious Structural Damage

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Another dangerous electrical emergency is electrical shock. This can happen if you touch an electrical appliance or wire that is live or faulty.

Electrical shock can cause severe burns, muscle damage, and even heart failure.  If any of these occur, seek immediate medical attention.

To avoid electrical shock, never touch an electrical appliance with wet hands and always unplug appliances before cleaning or repairing them.

It is also important to have an electrician with 24 hour availability inspect the electrical circuit, circuit breaker, and/or breaker box or electrical panel involved before using the device or circuit again.

Power Outages!  A Year Round Annoyance That Must Be Dealt With

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A power outage is an inconvenience related to complete loss of electrical services that can occur due to storms, overloading, or electrical faults. While most outages are temporary, they can cause food spoilage, heating and cooling issues, and connectivity problems.

To prepare, have a generator installed or invest in battery-powered appliances.

Electrical Fires: Burning Smells and Smoke Could Be A Sign of Deeper Electrical Issues

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If you smell something burning or see smoke in your home, it could be a sign of an electrical emergency. This odor can indicate electrical wires overheating or melting, which can cause a fire.

To prevent this, turn off the main circuit in your home, unplug all appliances, and contact an electrician immediately.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Listen To Your CM Detector When it Tells You There’s A Problem!

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Although not directly related to electrical emergencies, carbon monoxide poisoning can occur due to faulty electrical appliances such as gas heaters and furnaces.

Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that has no odor, taste, or color and can be fatal.

To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, install a carbon monoxide detector, ensure proper ventilation, and have all gas appliances inspected by a professional.

React quickly and call for electrical service after leaving the area and contacting appropriate emergency services if this detector is triggered.

Keep Your Home And The People In It Safe!

Electrical emergencies can happen at any time, and it is important to be aware of the potential dangers and how to prevent them.

By adhering to the tips discussed in this blog post, you can keep yourself and your home safe from electrical emergencies.

If you notice any signs of an electrical emergency that requires immediate electrical work, contact the professional licensed electricians and service technicians at ARC Electric immediately for emergency electrical services with 24 hour availability 7 days a week and do not attempt to handle an electrical emergency yourself. Stay safe and stay aware!

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Is It Time To Schedule an Electrical Inspection?

When you are buying or selling a home, it is important to ensure that all of the electrical systems in your house are working properly. This means scheduling an electrical home inspection to make sure that everything is up to code and in good condition. Electrical inspections, by a licensed electrician, can help you avoid unexpected issues down the road and can also help protect the value of your home.

If you are wondering whether it is time to schedule an electrical inspection, there are a few key times when you should consider one.

Electrical Inspection if you did not get one when you purchased your home

If You Did Not Get One When You Purchased Your House:

Most homes that are being sold will have an electrical inspection done prior to being put on the market. However, if you purchased your home a while ago and never got an electrical home inspection, it is definitely time to schedule one now.

Electrical Inspection Before Significant Home Upgrades

Before Significant Home Upgrades:

If you are planning on doing any significant home upgrades that will require electrical work, it is a good idea to get an inspection done before starting the project. This will help ensure that your electrical system, including your electrical service panel, can handle the additional load and that any work being done meets current local and national electric code requirements.

Electrical Inspection After any DIY Work

After Any DIY Work:

Even if you are an experienced electrician, it is always a good idea to have another set of eyes look at your work after you finish. Electrical inspections can help identify any potential problems that you may have missed.

Electrical Inspection if you have never had one

If You Have Never Had One Done:

If your home is more than 40 years old or you have never had an electrical home inspection done before, it is definitely time to schedule one now. Electrical systems can deteriorate over time or become damaged by external factors, so there is always a risk of problems brewing beneath the surface.

Electrical Inspection After a Major Storm

After A Major Storm:

If your home has experienced any sort of major storm damage, it is important to have a home electrical inspection as soon as possible. Electrical systems can be easily damaged by flooding or high winds, so it is important to make sure that everything is still safe and up to code.

Electrical Inspection If You Are Having Any Electrical Problems:

If You Are Having Any Electrical Problems:

If you are experiencing any electrical problems in your home, such as flickering lights or tripped breakers, it is important to get an inspection right away. Electrical issues can be a sign that the wiring in your house is damaged and could potentially lead to a fire.

Scheduling an electrical inspection does not have to be a hassle. You can easily find a qualified electrician in your area to come and take a look at your electrical system. Electrical inspections are usually not very expensive, and they could save you a lot of money down the road. ARC Electric would be happy to be your electrical contractor, to help you with your home electrical inspection needs.


Electrical Services Apex

Our typical residential electrical service jobs include everything from trouble-shooting service calls and replacing an electrical panel, to remodeling projects that require electrical upgrades such as new interior lighting or installing power and control systems for a pool and spa.

Once he arrives ask your licensed Apex electrician about our Free electrical safety inspection included with every service call. (We do charge $129 for just doing an inspection without any other services)

We also do pre-wiring for new Apex home construction and have expertise with low voltage systems involving voice, data, and video wiring systems, such as those for telephones, computers and home theaters. We cover all phases of electrical service work from simple ceiling fans installations to total system electrical upgrades.

Apex Residential Electrical Services

With ARC Electric you can be sure to get a Clean, Courteous, and Qualified Apex electrician every time. Your Apex electrical contractor!  We have electricians available 24/7.

Apex Commercial Electrical Services

Our Electricians are experienced and qualified for any commercial electrical needs. From new buildings to service calls in Apex, North Carolina, there’s no job too big or small!  ARC Electric for your Apex commercial electrical projects.

Smart Home – Apex Electrician

Our electricians have a wealth of knowledge that they can share with you, including energy tips that can help you be “green” and save money, and also tips and tricks to make your Apex home more attuned to your lifestyle. Our licensed electricians can offer lighting design as well as home maintenance techniques designed to help you save money and keep your family safe.

Apex 24 Hour Emergency Electrical Services

24/7 emergency electrical services in Apex and all of Wake and surrounding counties. Your Apex electrical contractor.

Whatever, whenever you have a problem, call us immediately at (919) 888-3500. We respond to ALL electrical emergencies, no matter what time of day or day of the week


Emergency Electricians Apex

Whatever, whenever you have a problem, call us immediately at (919) 888-3500. We respond to ALL electrical emergencies, no matter what time of day or day of the week.

Your ARC Electric Electrician will also complete a Free general safety inspection on your home or business’ electrical panel to be sure their are no looming issues in your home.

Our live dispatchers are there to answer your calls 24/7

If you suspect your Apex home has electrical issues, have seen smoke, sparks, or heat coming from any electrical device in your home or business’ please call an electrician right away to ensure your home’s safety. Do not let a potential emergency electrical issues linger, some problems can be fixed inexpensively and can prevent bigger monetary loss and or injury.

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ARC Electric offers expert lighting designers who have experience in both landscape lighting design as well as interior accent lighting.  Lighting can be a great way to accentuate some of your homes’ best features.

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Outlets in the wall are unsightly. They typically don’t match the room decor, they stick out on your walls, and are often inconvenient in their placement. They make your room look cluttered and often interfere with your overall aesthetic. Plus, cords to your electronics will often have to drape over the side of your cupboards or end tables when in use. Exactly what you don’t want! But a pop up outlet hides in a countertop or built-in when not in use, preserving the look of your room. And when in use, it helps keep cords from being in the way. Win-win!

This custom pop-up outlet also includes a wireless charging port on top, which can be used even without extending the pop-up outlet!  Contact us at ARC Electric for installation of your outlet – in reading nooks, kitchen counters, or other built-in counters, as you please.

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