Emergency Electrical Repairs
24-Hour Electrician Services for Electrical Emergencies
Did you know that electrical problems cause about one-third of all structure fires? Electrical hazards are not something to take lightly. Understanding when your situation requires emergency assistance is the first step – even if you suspect a potential danger, it’s always safest to connect with a local emergency electrician. That’s why our team at Mister Sparky is here to help 24/7.
For your safety, hiring a professional avoids potential electrical shock and fire hazards while ensuring all work is code compliant. When you work with Mister Sparky, you’re receiving quality emergency services – we’ll repair the problem and ensure no further hazards are lurking that may pop up soon.
Call (800) 906-4577 for qualified emergency electricians as soon as possible.
What is Considered an Electrical Emergency?It’s not always crystal clear that you have an emergency electrical problem rather than a nuisance you can schedule services for. Many times, problems with wiring can lead to a genuine emergency. If you’re unsure, give us a call, and we can help diagnose your situation. You’re not alone. Some of the common indicators of an electrical emergency include:
Unidentified Burning Smell
Does the smell linger or come and go? Are your smoke detectors being set off? Check your appliances, all your outlets, ducts, and your breaker box to see if you can find the source. An unidentified odor may well be an electrical hazard, especially if you smell plastic burning.
A Buzzing or Humming Sound in Breaker Box
Overall, a slight humming sound coming from your breaker box is normal as it runs an electrical current. However, if you notice the buzzing or humming getting continuously louder, address it quickly as it may mean the circuit breaker is overloaded. An overload heats the circuit wiring and can cause a life-threatening fire hazard.
Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping Repeatedly
There are a few reasons for a circuit breaker to keep tripping, including:
- The circuit breaker box is going bad
- A circuit overload the breaker box cannot accommodate
- A ground fault is occurring, meaning a hot wire is touching the ground
- An appliance or wire is short-circuiting, meaning the electrical flow has gone outside the intended circuit
Lights Continuously Flicker
If your lights occasionally flicker, it’s likely a minor problem with your lightbulb or a faulty switch. When they persistently flicker this signals a more substantial problem such as a circuit overload, excess voltage, or loose wiring. These are dangerous and should have an inspection immediately.
Someone Received an Electrical Shock
There are many situations where one can experience electrical shock, such as:
- Old outlets that are two-prong and therefore have no ground wire as a safety barrier
- An outlet or switch with loose screws or wiring makes the electrical current unstable
- Faulty appliances, including frayed wiring or broken cords that shock you when you plug them in
- Water sources near electricity, or touching outlets with damp hands
Smoke Coming from an Outlet
A common issue with outlets is when debris builds up within. Electricity transfers to the dust and/or dirt, which causes arcing. Arcing creates heat, which is an immediate indicator of an electrical emergency that may start a fire. Other problems that can cause outlets to smoke include wiring issues, loose plug-in connections, and connecting too many devices to one outlet.
Loss of Power
It’s normal to experience loss of power from storms or when everyone on the block loses power due to a problem with the electrical company. But when you’ve paid your monthly bill, and you’re the only one in the vicinity to lose power, it could be a hazardous problem with your breaker box that needs immediate diagnosis.
Wet Electrical Panel
When water mixes with electricity, there is a high potential for electrocution. Water can get into your electrical panel through an improper seal on the box or soak through older cables of a meter box and through to the panel. If this has been happening for a longer period, corrosion can ruin multiple components of your electrical panel and increase resistance in the circuits causing more heat production, thus also creating a fire hazard.
An Electrical Fire Occurred
If a fire is actively burning, you’ll first need to call 911 and get the fire put out immediately. Once there is no longer an immediate threat to your home or family, call your local emergency electrician. We’ll inspect and diagnose the source of the fire before performing repairs and putting preventative measures in place or replacing the system if it has been fully compromised.
How Much Does an Emergency Electrician Cost?
It’s understandable to be hesitant in calling an emergency electrician due to being unsure of the cost. You can, however, rest easy knowing that Mister Sparky® prides itself on providing quality electrical service at a fair and honest price.
What Makes Up the Cost of An Emergency Electrical Repair?
Multiple components contribute to the cost of hiring an emergency electrician. Here are factors that impact the cost:
- Location - If your electrician travels far to provide repair services, you can anticipate fees to cover mileage. The area in which you live may also be a factor – if you’re in a large, populated city vs. residing in a rural community.
- Time - You can expect your electrician to bill for their time, so you should inquire as to whether the charges are a flat rate or by the hour. With Mister Sparky, you have the option to join our Power Club™ membership program to benefit from a 10% discount and a breakdown-free guarantee.
- Expertise & Certifications - The experience of your electrician will factor into your pricing – whether they’re an apprentice, journeyman, or master electrician. Certifications for specific services will also influence pricing as your electrician will be more knowledgeable on your specific need.
- Parts Required - Replacement parts factor into your cost, which is another reason our customers love the Power Club™ program. Depending on the parts you need, you can anticipate cost better. For example, replacing one faulty wire will cost less than rewiring an entire system.
- Distance - Each Mister Sparky location is locally owned and operated, making electricians consistently available to dispatch a service team that’s closest to your home.
Is It Safe to Do Your Own Emergency Electrical Repairs?
In some cases, minor electrical repairs may be a DIY project, however, we recommend that you do not DIY. In the case of electrical emergencies, you’re already facing a higher likelihood of electrical fire because something has gone majorly wrong, which makes attempting any repairs yourself a dangerous undertaking.
Why Hire a Highly Trained Electrician to Perform an Electrical Repair, Especially Emergency Ones
To safely repair electrical problems, you’ll want to bring in a trained electrician who has experience handling hazardous issues. Not to mention, a certified professional will also carry insurance to cover potential mishaps. And Mister Sparky electricians bring the necessary tools and equipment to properly perform any repairs without the risk of making the problem worse.
Hiring an electrician provides safety measures for your home. Not only in the moment, but also in the long term since an improper repair can lead to safety hazards down the line.
If you’re not familiar with the process for repairing each component of your electrical problem, it’s best to hire someone who does. That experience will be crucial for accurately diagnosing and repairing issues.
Ensuring that the electrician you hire is qualified means they’ll carry licensing to perform the necessary repairs properly and within the strict safety guidelines set by the National Electrical Code (NEC).
When you bring a professional in for electrical repairs, you can have confidence that the finishing results are safe. And with Mister Sparky, you have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Knowing that there is a 24-hour emergency electrician available to help, you’ll have someone onsite quickly so that you’re not up at 3 am trying to fix hazards alone.
Peace of Mind
Hiring Mister Sparky electricians mean you’re bringing the best of the best into your home. With specialized training backed by industry-leading guarantees, you’ll rest easy.
We provide our clients with the opportunity to connect with our electricians during a service call via the ISF Tech App. When you work with us, you’ll have live updates, pictures and videos of work, and seamless communication to ensure a job well done.
Emergency Electrical Repair Services We Provide
Whether or not you routinely schedule electrical inspections, sometimes hazardous situations arise unexpectedly. When that happens, you need a team who will arrive promptly, assess thoroughly, and repair efficiently.
Faulty Interior and Exterior Wiring Repair
Ensuring the infrastructure of your home can keep up with the ever-expanding suite of electrical devices is critical to maintaining a safe system that won’t overload. Some of the typical wiring repairs our team conducts include:
- Hot tub & pool wiring
- Aluminum wiring
- Computer wiring
- Entertainment center wiring
Distributing and managing reliable power access is the core functionality of a circuit breaker. The more devices you add, the more stress your breaker endures. Whether you need a repair or replacement, updated circuit breakers help prevent:
- Power surges
- Power interruptions
- Broken connections
- Electrical fires
Power Outages and Power Surges
When power surges happen, from weather conditions or a sudden return of power after an outage, there is an abrupt rise in the voltage. Your electrical system is unexpectedly running too much electricity through the wires. This happens when the circuit breaker couldn’t handle the excess electricity, making anything plugged into the electrical system susceptible to burning out.
Electrical Panels Repair
As a complex system, determining the underlying cause of an electrical panel malfunction without a professional electrician is difficult to do. Signs of an electrical panel emergency include:
- Appliances either not working or not working well
- Persistently flickering lights
- Consistently tripping breakers
- Breaker box crackles or loud buzzing noises
As a safety measure for power outages that can last days, maintaining a functional generator is incredibly useful. It allows for keeping heat or air conditioning running, using essential appliances, and having lights on when you need them. Whether you have (or want to have) a permanent generator or hookups for a portable generator, you can count on the Mister Sparky team for reliable service.
Ceiling Fan Repair
Whether your ceiling fan isn’t circulating air as fast as it should, is making noises, or shaking precariously, give our team a call for full-service repairs. We’ll ensure the switch or controls are working properly and can create separate switches for your light and fan. If you’re replacing a ceiling fan, we can work with you to decide what type of fan is best for your home and budget.
Smoke Detector Repair
You should replace your smoke detector every five years to ensure it’s completely reliable, and there should be a battery backup hardwired in case of emergency. As one of the most critically important components of your home’s protection system, you’ll need a team who can conduct impeccable repairs and understand when a replacement is best.
Electrical Switches & Outlet Repair
Are your outlets two-pronged, or not holding a plug well? Do sparks fly when you plug or unplug devices? These are all big red flags that you’re due for a repair or replacement for the safety of your home and family. Additionally, if you have outlets in bathrooms, kitchens, or outdoor areas that do not have test and reset buttons, you should replace these to prevent electric shocks.
With professional lighting repair, you can customize lighting to match your aesthetic and increase energy efficiency in your home. Our team puts your needs first, helping you align your lighting needs with your budget and style. Whether your recessed lighting isn’t working properly, or you’d like to replace your old lighting system with something more cost-effective, we can help.
Fault Location and Repair
When there is an abnormal electric current flow, it’s considered a fault. There are two main types: Short circuit and open circuit, which further classify into symmetrical or unsymmetrical faults. Determining the correct location and source of a fault is crucial to performing the proper repair to avoid further damages, hazards, and power interruption.
We Ensure Your Home is Up to Code
One of the most common causes of electrical emergencies is an outdated circuit breaker or wiring. Outdated electrical components can overload your home’s wiring, leading to a tripped breaker (loss of power) or a fire hazard. Regular electrical inspections can prevent these issues; when an electrician from Mister Sparky visits your home, we’ll inspect your electrical system for any potential hazards or problems. Then, we’ll propose cost-effective and durable solutions for each issue we find. All our work meets the highest industry standards and exceeds the requirements set by local and state codes.
It’s more important than ever to make sure your home is up to code. Households use more electronic devices than in any previous decade, like smartphones, tablets, streaming devices, hi-tech kitchen gadgets, entertainment systems, security systems, and more. With as high of a demand for power as families have now, it makes sense to ensure your home’s electrical is up to the task.
24-Hour Electrician Available for All Electrical Emergencies. Call Now!
Electrical problems are high-stakes, not least because electrical problems can put your entire home at risk. Electrical issues cause roughly one-third of all structure fires and can endanger your house, your future, and your loved ones. When you’re dealing with an electrical emergency, there’s no time to waste—that’s why Mister Sparky offers 24-hour emergency electrical services, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our highly qualified electricians provide fast, safe, and durable repairs as soon as you need them.
Our electrical repairs are all backed by our UWIN Guarantee—a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee that backs our labor, parts, and craftsmanship for two years from the date of service. On top of that, our electricians guarantee that they’ll be on time for your appointment.
Call (800) 906-4577 today—all our technicians are drug-tested, background-checked, and highly qualified. Get the emergency electrical service you need right now!