When to Call an Emergency Electrician
At Smart Green Electrical located along the Bellarine Peninsula, we know that electrical faults pose a serious threat to the safety of you and your family. The reality facing a large majority of homeowners in Australia is that their house is just not set up for their electrical safety. No one wants to have to call an Electrician on the weekend or on a public holiday, but sometimes there is no choice but to contact your local Geelong emergency electrician.
But what are some of the things you need to check before you pick up the phone and call our local to Ocean Grove Electrical experts?
What to check before you call your local Surf Coast Emergency Electrician
It’s a good idea to check first if you are experiencing an outage of power in your area. If your neighbours don’t have power either, then it’s possible that it’s a general power outage in your area. Check out the local Power Outage map to see if your postcode has reported outages that may explain a lack of power.
Have you checked your safety switch?
What’s a safety switch you might ask. Well, safety switches are the small row of switches, or sometimes with older houses you may only have one or two of these, which are in a box outside your house. If you lose power in your house, it may be because a fault or electrical surge has caused your switches to activate. This means that power is rapidly cut off. If flipping the switch back into position doesn’t bring your power back on, it’s time to call your local Bellarine Peninsula Emergency Electrician.
Don’t have a safety switch? it’s time to pick up the phone and call our Geelong based Emergency Electrician now. Safety switches save the occupants of a house from receiving electrical shocks and help prevent electrical fires. Learn more about Safety Switches and why these are important for you by reading our blog here.
What other issues might you experience with your coastal home electrical that you need to know about?
Common Electrical Faults that Smart Green Electrical Emergency Services will help you with
If you have experienced a small shock from an appliance, or a short circuiting of your electrical items, an electrical fault might be the cause. Getting this fixed as soon as possible is important to ensure the continued safety of your household, and it’s time to pick up the phone to our local to Geelong Emergency Electrician near you.
Do you notice your lights are flickering?
Do you notice your lights dimming or flickering? Do your light bulbs burn out quickly? This could be your home voltage fluctuating or perhaps loose electrical wiring. Either way, it’s a good idea to call your local Electrician Smart Green Electrical for an emergency service to get it fixed quickly as this could put your home at risk of fire.
Electrical Shocks can be avoided
Sometimes, wiring hasn’t been installed correctly. This can lead to electrical shocks when plugging in appliances. Older homes also tend to have poorly fitted electrical circuits with wires fitted too close to each other or installed incorrectly. Over time, wires on older homes can also degrade, leaving you and your family vulnerable to electrical problems.
Electrical surges and your home
When you see a small flash of electricity this could indicate an electrical surge in your home. Despite lasting a very small period of time, this could cause a lot of damage to your house. Importantly, it can also put you and your family at risk of electrical fire and costly damage.
If you are concerned about any of the electrical faults in your coastal home, or want to call out our experienced local Geelong Emergency Electrician, you can reach Smart Green Electrical on 0456777067. We service the Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong and The Surf Coast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our rapid response team will be there to help your peace of mind and can diagnose your electrical emergency.