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What to Do in an Electrical Emergency

Electrical emergencies can be scary and also can be extremely confusing if you’re not sure what to do. There are different types of electrical emergencies and different types of emergencies call for a different course of action. 


There are a few different things that can cause electrical emergencies such as faulty cables & wiring, old appliances, high-voltage lights, and more. These can lead to electric shocks, sparks or fires, and power outages. Depending on your situation there are different actions you need to take, below are some things you should do if you find yourself in an electrical emergency. 


Have an emergency electrician on call

You should always have a local emergency electrician ready and on-call in case you find yourself in an emergency situation. The best way to find an emergency electrician in your area is by either asking your friends and neighbours or doing a google search. If you’re in the Sydney area then the good news is that Hello Electrical are right by you to be your trusted local emergency electricians. 


Don’t touch the source of the emergency

If you find yourself in an electrical emergency the first and most important thing to remember is to avoid touching the source of the emergency until you’ve spoken to our sought advice from an electrician on what to do. 


Turn off electricity

Before you do anything and while getting in contact with your emergency electrician, immediately turn off the power in your home if you are able to. By immediately turning the power off, you can avoid any additional danger and risks that may come from the source.


Don’t use water if there is a fire

If a fire has sparked up from your electrical appliance, do not use water to put it out. While water is often used to put out fires, using water on an electrical fire will only make the issue worse. 


These are some of the top things you need to do and remember if you find yourself in an electrical emergency.