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If you're reading this, chances are, you're not having what anyone would call the best of days. Whether your a business or a home owner Electrical Emergencies are high on the list of things you hope don't happen. At best, your lights are off, your computers are running on batteries if at all, and you're worrying about the milk going bad in your refrigerator. At worst, it's the hottest day of the year, the temperature in your home or office is approaching 100 degrees and there's smoke coming out of an electrical panel or outlet.
Rule #1: Don't Panic
Rule #2: If you think a fire may be starting, call 911 IMMEDIATELY and EVACUATE THE BUILDING NOW!
Rule #3: If you don't think you have fire, call the electricians at Walls Electrical Services.
Electrical emergencies only get worse with time. Don't wait for the electrician who says they'll be there tomorrow or the day after. Call Walls Electrical and have a licensed electrician come to your Northern Virginia location, often in less than 90 minutes. Call now, even if it's 1 am on a Sunday. Walls will be there for you when you need a licensed electrician the most.
What qualifies as an electrical emergency?
If you're still wondering if you're problem qualifies as a genuine emergency or if it can wait, answer the following questions.
- Do you smell an burning odor coming from an electrical receptacle or your service panel?
- Does switching a breaker no longer turn the power on or off in its assigned zone?
- Do you hear crackling noise coming from inside your switches?
- Are there any scorched areas around any electrical outlets or wiring?
- Are lights flickering repeatedly?
- Does one of your circuit breakers keep tripping?
- Have you lost all power, but your neighbors still have theirs?
- Is your service line no longer attached to your home?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, chances are, you have an electrical emergency. In the interests of safety for you and the people living/working in your home/office you need to call a licensed electrician immediately.
You've called and the electrician is on his way... what should you do now?
That depends on the situation. Most likely, the electrician will give you specific directions when you talk to them on the phone. In general, you'll need to keep an eye on the situation. Keep children and pets away from the situation and clear any furniture from the immediate area to make it easier for the electrician to work on the problem. If it's late, and there are people asleep in the building, wake them up and gather them together where they can all quickly exit the building if necessary. Evacuations go much quicker if everyone is already awake and Electrical Emergencies can rapidly develop into Electrical Fires.
To reiterate: If you even suspect that a fire may be starting,
call 911 and EVACUATE THE BUILDING IMMEDIATELY!
In all other cases, call the electricians at Walls Electrical Services. Even if you aren't sure it's an emergency. We're happy to answer any questions you may have, and would much rather you call and have it turn out to not be, than for you to not call when it really is.
For Professional, Courteous Emergency Electrical Service in Northern Virginia, Call Walls Electrical Service Today.