Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Electrical

An electrical emergency is an electrical related issue that poses a serious risk to you, your family, or your home.

Some common electrical emergencies include:

  • Power outage
  • Sparking appliances or outlets
  • Humming or buzzing circuit breaker
  • Overloaded powerpoints
  • Safety switches tripping
  • Regularly blown fuses

First, you should check your switchboard. If a blown fuse is the problem, you can easily turn your power back on.

If this doesn’t work, you’ll need to contact your energy provider. Power outages maps should be accessible to tell you if this is a planned or widespread outage.

If there is no straightforward answer, contact a licensed electrician immediately.