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Electrical Emergencies

Sometimes life throws a curveball, and something unexpected occurs. While oftentimes the unexpected can be a positive thing in your life, when things go wrong without warning, it can make life difficult and have major financial repercussions. In today’s day and age, we rely on electricity more than we ever have. It heats and cools…

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Sometimes life throws a curveball, and something unexpected occurs. While oftentimes the unexpected can be a positive thing in your life, when things go wrong without warning, it can make life difficult and have major financial repercussions.

In today’s day and age, we rely on electricity more than we ever have. It heats and cools our homes, powers our fridges, helps us cook our food, heats our water and provides us with entertainment. When things unexpectedly go wrong with our electricity, it can be a simple power outage or a major emergency.

Zehn Electrical are equipped to deal with your electrical emergencies. We respond rapidly to emergencies, after hours or on weekends, but what should you do until we get there? We’ve put together some helpful tips on how to keep yourself and others safe when there’s an electrical emergency.

  1. If you or someone else is in danger, call 000

If there’s an electrical emergency that is putting you or someone else in danger, the first thing you should do is get yourself and others to safety and then call 000. Emergency responders will be able to respond to your situation and guide you on how to stay safe. Never put off calling 000 if the situation requires it.

  1. Stay away from danger

As much as is possible, keep yourself away from the emergency situation. Don’t try to solve the problem on your own. Wait for your electrical professional to solve the problem to give yourself and others the best chance at staying safe.

  1. Turn off the Power

Turning off the power to your home can be an excellent way to control the situation and reduce risk.

What Qualifies as an Electrical Emergency?

  1. Smoking or Burning Wires

  2. Smoke Coming from an Electrical Device

  3. Flickering lights on the electrical circuit breaker

  4. Someone trapped

  5. The likelihood of personal or property damage

  6. Exposed live wires

When you speak to the team at Zehn Electrical during your electrical emergency, they’ll advise you on the best course of action, which may include following their over-the-phone instructions to keep yourself and others safe. Zehn Electrical are the team you can trust when it comes to an electrical emergency.