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When you are having an electrical emergency, turn to Asbury Electric. Our phone lines are open to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We know how frightening it can be when you smell something burning, have a power outage, or see smoke coming from an outlet. You want to know whether the problem is small or if you really are having an emergency that could put you and your family’s safety at risk.

Our reliable, professionally trained technicians are ready to serve your electrical emergency. We’re nearby and ready to answer the call to keep your home and its residents safe. 

What Should You Do in an Electrical Emergency?

Here are a few general guidelines to follow during electrical emergencies:

  • Never use water to try and put out an electrical fire.
  • Never approach downed power lines.
  • Never touch live wires or wires that may be live.

Beyond these guidelines, don’t take any chances. Call for help. If there is smoke in the house, call 911. If it is safe to do so, shut off your house’s power. If you can safely extinguish flames with a fire extinguisher, do so. Then get out of the house, and call us to come out and check your electrical systems.

We’ll get there fast, and we won’t leave until we’re certain that your electrical system doesn’t pose any threat to your home or your family. If someone has suffered a serious electrical shock or electrical burn, call 911. Then, call us right away.

What Is an Electrical Emergency?

Electrical emergencies include any situation in which there is a danger of fire, electric shock or injuries due to a malfunctioning electrical system. In these situations, you should find an emergency electrician in your area, like Asbury Electric. We’re available 24/7 to resolve emergency electrical situations. Here are some common electrical emergencies and what you can do if the situation presents itself.

Burning Wire Smell

When wires burn, they emit a distinct burning plastic or metallic odor. When you smell this odor, you should respond quickly because burning wires signal a serious electrical problem. If it is not fixed right away, this issue can quickly escalate into a dangerous situation. 

A burnt smell indicates that wires have overheated due to a bad connection or a faulty wire. This smell warns of an electrical fire. You may not see smoke or flames, but it’s happening somewhere in your electrical system. Cut the power when you experience this issue and contact a 24-hour emergency electrician. 

Buzzing or Humming Breaker Box

A breaker box makes buzzing or humming noises when it attempts to trip in response to an electrical problem. A fault in the system can prevent the circuit breaker from tripping. You should call an expert to address this issue immediately because the breaker box provides electrical safety. If it fails, electrical issues can get worse. A failing breaker box poses big problems to your electrical system and needs to be corrected immediately!

Smoke Coming From an Outlet

Smoke coming from an outlet means there is smoldering or a fire in your electrical wiring system, which can quickly become disastrous. This small fire could spread to your home’s structure, leading to a bigger and more dangerous issue. Immediately cut power to the area, call 911, and then your Williamsburg electrician when you see smoke around your electrical outlets. 

Lost Power

When you lose power without warning or explanation, this situation may indicate an electrical emergency. If your whole street or neighborhood loses power, check with your electric company to find the source of the outage. A power outage in just your house may indicate an electrical emergency in your system. Call your emergency electrician to locate and resolve the issue.

Before you call the electrician, consider whether you paid your energy bill. An outage may come from the electric company shutting off power, which won’t endanger your home. In other cases, lost power results from a malfunctioning breaker box, which endangers your electrical system. Our 24-hour emergency electricians can identify the issue if you’re unsure.

An Electrical Fire

In the case of an active electrical fire, do not call your electrician. Call 911 immediately! The emergency personnel will deal with the fire and remove any danger to you, your home, and its residents. 

Afterward, call your emergency electrician. These experts will perform electrical assessments to find the cause of the fire. They will resolve the electrical hazard to protect your home from future fires. If the fire destroys your entire electrical system, your local emergency electrician can help install a new system.

Electrical emergencies can escalate to lethality very quickly. Electrical shock or fire are emergencies that must be intervened on as quickly as possible.

No matter when you need electrical services, contact Asbury Electric. Our electricians work after hours, providing 24-hour service to resolve electrical safety concerns before they lead to home damage or injury. We understand that emergencies can happen at any time, so we’re available to serve you whenever you reach out to us.

Electrical Safety

In an electrical emergency, you and your family should evacuate your home while calling 911, and let them know it is an electrical emergency. If you can do it safely, cut your home’s power. In the event of an electrical fire, if everyone is safe and it is safe for you to do so, sweep the flames with a fire extinguisher, but NEVER use water to put out an electrical fire. 

If there is no fire and you can cut the power, call a professional electrician right away. In the event of an electrical shock, never attempt to touch the person who has been shocked before the power source has been disconnected.

We Proudly Serve Hampton Roads

A bridge or two won’t stop our dependable electricians from serving you and your home’s electrical needs. Our locally based electricians are proud to serve you throughout areas like Middlesex County, Mathews County, King and Queen County, James City County, York County, Gloucester County, New Kent County, Lancaster County, Newport News and Hampton. For a complete list of our service locations, check our areas we serve page.

Reach out to us to schedule service.

If you don’t see your city listed below, please consider giving us a call or sending us a quick message. We aim to serve as your most dependable local electrician — we’re happy to go the extra mile for you.

Daniel Smith of Asbury Electric in Gloucester

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