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What are the different types of Electrical Emergency Situations?

1. Power Outages and Electrical Emergencies due to Weather Issues

Always be prepared for power outages and have a torch, charged mobile phone and battery-operated radio. If you use electricity to run a water pump, make sure you have an alternative source for fresh water or a non-electric pump available.

If your power goes out and the problem doesn’t have anything to do with the city supply, give us a call right away at 587-405-3427. This lack of energy could be an issue with your circuit breaker, or it could be the result of a power surge. Either way, our technicians will diagnose and repair the concern, even if it requires a fresh installation of some components, in no time at all, restoring your power and keeping your home safe.

During a power outage, you may be left without heating/air conditioning, lighting, hot water, or even running water. If you only have a cordless phone, you will also be left without phone service. If you do not have a battery-powered or crank radio, you may have no way of monitoring news broadcasts. In other words, you could be facing major challenges.

Freezing rain is tough, clings to everything it touches and is more slippery than snow. A little freezing rain is dangerous, a lot can be catastrophic.

Lightning occurs when the air becomes charged with electricity during a thunderstorm. Bolts of lightning travel at about 40,000 kilometers per second. If you can see lightning or hear thunder, you are in danger of being hit.

2. Component Failure Electrical Emergencies

There are emergency situations, however, where the home is not in imminent danger, and you just need your electrical components repaired or your service restored. In these cases, call us at 587-405-3427, and we’ll send a certified, licensed electrical services technician to your home to handle the project.

Computers, communication networks, and other modern electronic devices need not only power, but also a steady flow of it to continue to operate. If the source voltage drops significantly or drops out completely, these devices will fail, even if the power loss is only for a fraction of a second. Because of this, even a generator back-up does not provide protection because of the start-up time involved.

3. Main Power Supply Panel and Meter Issues

One type of electrical emergency involves your electrical panel starting to smoke or smell. This situation can be worrying, especially if you don’t know what is causing the problem. Having an electrician come to your home as quickly as possible can ensure a quick repair and prevent property damage, which is the goal when dealing with an emergency of this type.

Another major electrical emergency can occur if your service entrances, including your meter or mast, are damaged. This damage can occur because of a variety of issues, such as a storm, vehicle incident, falling tree branch, or anything else that is physically capable of breaking it.

4. Loose Electrical wiring and joints causing electrical emergency

Having loose wires inside your walls could become a fire hazard, so it’s best to have the situation alleviated right away, before it has a chance to do damage inside your home. Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to call for middle-of-the-night electrical work with this issue, but we’re still available should you be after peace of mind.

We can also handle your wiring problems in a hurry. For example, maybe you require a re-wiring of your home because your current aluminum wiring is giving you problems, or perhaps your electrical outlets are in need of a replacement. No matter what you need to be done with your wiring, Hunt’s Services is here to help.

Damaged or outdated wiring puts your home at risk since it is a potential fire and electrocution hazard. Additionally, older wiring could cause a power leak, which is wasting your hard earned money and can affect the performance of your fixtures and appliances. At Professional Electrical & Controls, we can help you maintain and repair your electrical system by identifying and addressing issues as soon as possible.

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Is it really an Electrical Emergency that I am dealing with?

If you do not have electrical training, it can be difficult to know which problems are emergencies and which are not. For example, a small spark or flickering light may not seem like anything to worry about at first. However, you should keep an eye out for any inconsistencies within your electrical system, as they may be indicative of a more serious issue. The sooner you take action and call for professional help, the better. Our electricians serve customers from all the way Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc, Spruce Grove and all the areas in between. 

It may not always be possible to prevent serious electrical issues from occurring, which is why we are here when an emergency strikes. However, the most effective way to avoid future issues with your electrical system is to invest in preventative service. Having an experienced Edmonton electrician from Professional Electrical perform a thorough inspection can bring unknown issues to light, such as defective wiring, before a severe problem arises. 

We Offer 24/7 Emergency Electrical Services in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, and all areas in-between these cities

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