Emergency Electrical Services

Emergency Electrical Issues & How Can AB Electrical Team Help?

Electrical issues are no strangers in our homes. At some point, we’ve all met flickering light fixtures, burnt out bulbs, tripped circuit breakers, power outages, and broken light switches.

At AB Electrical & Communications, we understand the inconvenience, danger, and lost productivity resulting from an electrical emergency.

For the same reason, we offer 24/7 emergency electrical services performed by our fellow licensed technicians in Sydney.

When your lights flicker, you lose power, or you smell burning wires, we can diagnose the problem and repair your electrical system quickly and safely. We are always local. In fact, we can even reach your door within 30 minutes of your call.

When should I call an emergency electrician?

Some electrical issues can wait a few days, while others should be handled immediately. From a strange humming noise to a sudden power outage, several reasons exist why you should contact an emergency electrician.

One obvious area of a potential hazard that you should pay attention to is electrical faults. That constant hum or buzzing you hear is not only an annoyance but could be a potentially dangerous electrical issue that you need to address immediately.

Another electrical issue that might require the immediate attention of a technician is when a pipe bursts or your basement fills with water.

Obviously, contacting an electrician is your last concern, but water can permanently damage your electrical system. If you enter the room to clean up the mess, you could potentially suffer a serious, life-threatening shock. An emergency electrician will shut off all the power and ensure you can safely enter your home and clean up the damage without risking your life.

Some Common Emergency Electrical Issues

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Power outage

Power outages usually occur because of a storm or trouble with a local transformer. It might be that one of your neighbours may have overloaded his electrical system and now the whole neighbourhood is paying the price.

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Noisy breaker box

A buzzing or humming breaker box is not something you want to hear. If your breaker box isn’t working properly, you will get circuits that start to burn, causing those humming and buzzing sounds.

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Blown fuse

When too many plug-in appliances or lights draw power from the circuit, they can overload the capacity of the fuse. This causes the metal inside the fuse to melt through.

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Burnt smells

You know things have gotten beyond a home repair when any part of your electrical system gives off burnt smells. The safest approach is to call an emergency electrician.

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Burnt outlet

Brown stains around your outlets could indicate an overload and that your outlets could be ready to catch fire. Avoid touching or plugging anything into the outlet.

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Flickering lights

Blinking or flickering lights are usually caused by a loose light plug, a wrong dimmer switch or faulty light fixtures. If the problem persists, you know it’s right to call your electrician just in case.

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Overloaded power points

When there are too many appliances plugged in or when you’re running devices that draw a higher amperage than the circuit can take, this can cause the point of power to overload.

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Hot ceiling fixtures

Ceiling-mounted light fixtures can overheat if the light bulbs have a wattage that’s too high. This may be causing burns on your ceiling so make sure you check the wattage beforehand.

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Serious electrical shock

A leak from the roof or a flood in the basement may put your life in danger if the water comes into contact with electrical wiring or devices. If that’s the case, don’t hesitate to call an emergency electrician.

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Tripped circuit breaker

When this happens, it means the circuit has spotted what’s known as a fault condition and has shut itself off to deter wiring from overheating and potentially causing a fire.

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Corroded wiring

When the coating on electrical wires begins to wear out, the wires become more vulnerable to arcing. This could cause explosions and result in injuries and even death.

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Smoke from wiring

Outdated wiring has a higher chance of heating up quickly, sparking, and catching fires. The best move is to call an emergency electrician if you see smoke coming from your wiring.

What can I do to prevent an electrical emergency?

Maintenance. That is the only best way you can prevent an electrical emergency. Without routine maintenance checks, any faulty wiring or electrical equipment may go unnoticed until it’s too late.

Regular maintenance allows our qualified technicians to look for damage and wear and tear signs. Any faults can be attended to quicker, minor problems will be picked up, older homes will have wiring kept up to date, and electrical fires and other hazards prevented.

However, understanding the inherent dangers of using electricity and recognising common electrical hazards in your home can also prevent an electrical emergency.

Should I ever tend to an electrical emergency on my own?

Absolutely not. Unless you’re a qualified electrician, you shouldn’t tend to an electrical emergency by yourself.

Fixing a power surge, buzzing outlet, flickering lights, or junction box on your own can be very dangerous. Not only will you risk serious injuries like burns and electric shocks, but you also risk damaging your entire electrical system.

Safety – A top-of-mind priority

Electricity is a powerful form of energy. Attempting repairs can put you and your home at risk. If you don’t have the expertise or the right tools, you can get an electric shock and involuntarily make the problem worse.

Help is always available

Electrical emergencies can happen in the middle of night, in the middle of day, when everyone is out, or any day of the week. Our AB Electrical technicians can help you avoid having a small problem get worse. The sooner the problem is tended to, the less likely you are to experience a disaster.

Our AB Electrical technicians can help you avoid having a small problem get worse. The sooner the problem is tended to, the less likely you are to experience a disaster.

Why can you trust AB Electrical in an emergency with any electrical services?

Most electrical issues are minor, but you can find yourself in a situation where you need expert electrical help at night or on the weekend.

At AB Electrical, our fully certified and licensed electricians and technicians are trained to deal with home electrical emergencies throughout Sydney and NSW districts 24/7.

As a leading electrical service provider with more than 10 years of experience, we strive to respond as quickly as possible to electrical emergencies, showing up at your doorstep and solving the troubleshooting within two hours of your call.

Because an electrical problem can arise at any time of the day, we stay attentive with a van full of tools and equipment ready to assist you.

Depending on the source of your electrical problem, our team will explain what has happened and how we suggest fixing it. You can trust us to provide upfront pricing and reliable emergency electrical services.

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