Emergencies At Home
The potential harm electrical emergencies can inflict makes them an intimidating event to deal with. At Cardoso Electrical Services, we have helped thousands of customers safely deal with electrical emergencies in their homes and strive to continue to help many more families. Use the tips below to deal with an electrical emergency in your home.
Unfortunately, electric shocks can occur at any time even if your home is safely and properly wired. If you see the signs of a possible electric shock, switch off the power and unplug the item in question while wearing rubber gloves or another protective item that will create a layer of safety between yourself and the source of power. If someone around you has been shocked, assess the situation and if it is serious and they may be in danger, seek medical attention right away.
Losing power can happen for a list of reasons and the severity of the situation can vary drastically based on several factors. If a storm is in the forecast, be sure you are prepared for such an outage by charging up your appliances and having back up lighting such as candles or flashlights. While this can often be an issue that many families ride out until it comes back on, if it is wintertime you could be putting yourself and your family at risk without heat for more than a few hours.
Sometimes, an electrical fire can occur due to a short in a circuit and you will have to act fast to prevent any serious damage. The first step to take in any electrical fire, regardless of the cause, is to cut the power source so the fire will not have any more fuel. The best way to ensure the whole power source has been cut is to flip the switch on the electrical box. If the fire is just beginning or is relatively small, this step should halt the fire’s momentum and prevent significant damage. You should then use a fire extinguisher to kill any and all flames. Be sure you know where the closest fire extinguisher is at all times to make this step as simple as possible. Once the power source has been cut and the fire has been put out, call your trusted electrical services provider immediately for further examination and repair.
Emergency Electrical Services in Wakefield, MA
Cardoso Electrical Services has been helping families and businesses recover from electrical emergencies for decades. Contact us today at any time of day or night to help recover from your electrical emergency right away.