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5 Signs that You Need an Electrician in a Pinch

5 Signs that You Need an Electrician in a Pinch

Sometimes it takes just one small mistake to ruin your day. Call an electrician as soon as you see these 5 signs and you’ll be back up and running in no time. Call a professional for any other electrical-related emergencies, such as buzzing or humming sounds, pungent odors, power outages, visual indications of shorts or burning, ongoing problems with the wiring.

When Is It an Electrical Emergency?

Home electrical circuit systems are running at all hours of the day and it is a complex system as a whole. Because of this, the number of problems you can encounter is many, but a few are just annoying rather than insidious. If we’re talking emergencies, we would include:

Buzzing, humming, and other odd sounds:

When electrical appliances make odd sounds, circuit breakers that hum or buzz from the outlet, is the indicator of an overload in the electrical circuit. You should emergency to your nearest qualified electricians on prior. If you delay in this action it may lead to home damage and sometimes electrical fire.

Pungent, melty odors

If you smell a burning smell from your breaker box, then you need to act fast. Because your home could be in danger. This could be a sign of one of two things 1. A “bad” circuit breaker (one that no longer works) 2. A circuit breaker’s wire isn’t connected properly. Both can lead to an electrical fire. What should you do:

  1. Turn off and unplug all electrical equipment in your home.
  2. Turn off the main power supply
  3. Call a certified electrician. 

Power outages

In the event of an unusual power outage, you should contact your utility provider for guidance. The problem could be on the utility provider side or a grid problem. If it is not and they don’t have a proper answer for you, contact the electrician prior.

Visual indications of shorts or burning

Always make a practice of occasionally checking outlets and wiring in your home. If you spot any streaking along walls or around outlets. The color of a straking may be black brown. You should immediately call certified electricians for help.

Ongoing problems

If your home’s electrical wiring got repaired recently and the problem just keeps coming back, we would recommend you to call certified experienced electricians. Something has seriously wrong with your home electrical system.


For over 26 years, we’ve been providing electrical service to Edmonton and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on being the most trusted electrician in town by always delivering quality work at a great price. If you need an experienced and qualified electrical contractor for your home or commercial property, give us a call today! You can also request an estimate online so that you know what projects will cost before they start.

Reference: Kolbelectric

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