When your electrical system malfunctions, it could result in power surges
or even electrical fires. Luckily, electrical emergencies are easily recognizable
and don’t evolve into disasters without displaying clear indications.
It’s important to know the signs of an electrical emergency and
how to properly contain the issue until an Atlanta electrical contractor
is able to repair it.
The following are common electrical emergencies, as well as the steps to
Power surges. These bursts of electricity typically occur when power comes back after
an outage, resulting in damages to your appliances and electronics, as
well as causing a fire. As soon as the power goes out, unplug all of your
appliances and electronics. Once the power is restored, gradually plug
them back in.
Overloaded circuits. Having too many appliances plugged into one circuit can cause the wiring
and outlets to overheat. Telltale signs of overloaded circuits include
constant tripped circuit breakers, discoloration surrounding the plugs,
and evidence of smoke. If you see any of these signs, shut down the power
to that circuit in the main electrical box.
Arcing electricity. Damaged electrical cords can cause an electrical circuit to circumvent
the arc, resulting in a potential catastrophe, such as a house fire. You
must not unplug the cord. Instead, shut off the electricity to the room
at the main circuit box.
With calm and collected action, stopping these emergencies before they
get any worse can be achieved. Once the problem has been temporarily contained,
call a licensed professional electrician to take a lot at your electrical
system and resolve the issue for good.
Contact Lightning Bug Electric and
schedule your appointment today.