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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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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Here When You Need Us – Coronavirus and Electricians

Hi Neighbors,
…turns out 2020 had some surprises in store for all of us. We hope your families and homes are holding up well in all this craziness. We wanted to reach out to all of you in our community to let you know we are here for you if you need us. Murphy’s law would have it that most things fail at the most inopportune time, and this would definitely qualify. Just know that we are still available 24/7 for any electrical and plumbing needs you may run into. If Our state institutes a lock down like New York and California we would still be available for emergency purposes. You’ll be glad to know that we’ve taken special precautions as of a few weeks ago to ensure we remain available to you.
  • Our office staff are working from home
  • All our techs check their temperatures before coming into work, and are scanned again once they arrive at our shop in the mornings.
  • All our techs have been informed to stay home if they exhibit any symptoms outlined by the CDC regarding covid-19.
To mitigate any falsehoods they have all been reassured that we will continue paying our technicians if they were to have symptoms or fall ill.
As an extra precaution, if you are high risk or are uncomfortable with someone in your home at this time we have masks and gloves available that the technicians can wear in your home.
We will get through this together, we love this community and are proud to do our part.
Thank you,
Rich Levert – President
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Prepared for Storms…

Do not let a potential emergency electrical issues wait! Some problems can be fixed inexpensively and can prevent bigger monetary loss and/or injury.

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

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Do not let a potential emergency electrical issues wait! Some problems can be fixed inexpensively and can prevent bigger monetary loss and/or injury.