A lot of us take electrical appliances for granted, considering the day and age we live in. Technology and electricity is relied on around the world for multifarious reasons, from cooking and cleaning to doing business and communicating. Although appliances and gadgets are used on a regular basis, some people forget about the maintenance side of things. Failure to maintain lighting, factory equipment and computers (to name a few) will undoubtedly lead to a problem occurring, probably when you are least expecting it. In this case, an emergency electrician should be called to protect against electrical accidents and prevent power failures.
Examples of Electrical Emergencies
Overhead power lines falling down, frayed wires causing a fire, loose power circuits contributing to electric shocks – there are many different scenarios that an emergency electrician will face. The fundamentals of electricity are best understood by electricians who specialise in dealing with emergency problems. These experts will also be in contact with electricity network companies and not only will they understand how to recognise that something is not quite right but also, they will use practical thinking to manage the emergency, before it escalates out of control.
Finding an Emergency Electrician
Certification is essential and this is why you should avoid hiring someone who cannot prove their Certificate of Electrical Safety (COES), because this is a red flag and it indicates that they may not possess the level of experience that they claim. Hire someone with at least five years of experience, check that they are covered by insurance, ask for proof of licenses and browse the web to find positive reviews from previous customers. Also, gather a minimum of five quotes to avoid paying excessive fees for the services of an emergency electrician.
Getting a Safety Switch Installed
A good idea if you are worried about electric shocks and such is to get a safety switch installed. Electrical currents can have a bad effect on the human body and can even cause death, making this a worthwhile investment. How does a switch of this kind work, you ask? Well, it turns itself off when the appliance hasn’t been in use for a long period of time, saving you money on electricity and preventing the chances of electricity escaping from the circuit and electrocuting someone. Safety switches can be installed on lighting appliances, cookers and oven ranges, hot water systems and more, so think about your needs prior to getting safety switches fitted.
Active Electrical Solutions serves customers throughout Sydney to manage electrical emergencies. You can contact an emergency electrician on phone number +61 423 462 835.