Things To Do When an Electrical Emergency Occurs

Electrical problems, although they are minor but can also be hazardous. In certain cases, it is vital to react immediately as any kind of emergency can pose harmful risks. Ignoring the minor signs of electrical faults may lead to severe concerns and incur expensive electrical expenses.

Power Outages:

Power outages are the most common emergency and are known as power failures. They can occur for a number of reasons but cannot only be annoying but also hazardous. Here are the steps to take:

  • Turn off the main power source
  • Check the course
  • Inspect for damaged wiring or breaker
  • Contact your distributor
  • Reset safely


Electrical Fire:

Electrical fires are caused due to exposure or faulty wiring, or when flammable objects are placed near light bulbs. In case of an electrical wire, follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Cut power supply
  • Use a fire extinguisher
  • Call fire brigade immediately
  • Evaluate the site


Electrical Shocks:

When electrical wires are frayed, outlets go unchecked or cords get damaged, it is important to taje the following steps.

  • Turn the power supply off
  • Do not touch the person who received an electric shock
  • Call your local emergency service
  • Unplug appliance immediately


Fallen Power Lines:

Fallen power lines pose a serious threat to life and property, so they need to be dealt with precautions. If you are near a fallen power line, you must follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Stay 40 feet away
  • Do not touch any object or tree in contact with the fallen power line
  • Get in touch with the local authorities immediately


Burnt Outlet:

These are one of the most common electrical emergencies. Outdated wiring and overloaded circuits are common reasons. In the event of a power outage, here are a few important steps to ensure safety.

  • Unplug device plugged in the outlet
  • Turn the power off
  • Contact a professional
  • Get first aid


Failure of Short Circuits and Circuit Breaker:

The electrical system comprisesa number of circuits, each with the circuit breaker. These are designed to trip or shut off in the event of an emergency. However, circuit breakers can at times fail.

Here are steps to take:

  • Unplug devices and switch off power
  • Call utility company
  • Fix the loose connection
  • Call for help


Circuit Failure:

Does your circuit trip when you plug in an appliance? Although it can be quite annoying, there might be either a problem in your system, or the appliance is faulty.

  • Get in touch with the manufacturing company


Frequently Tripping Breakers:

If the electrical system in your home trips breaks frequently, it is a sign of electrical emergency. Do the following in case of these events:

  • Inspect the damage
  • Identify tripping breaker
  • Call for troubleshooting



At Positive Vibes Electrical, we have a vast inventory of safety materials and a team of professional experts to minimize the risk of electrical hazards. Call us during any electrical emergency, and we will be there at the earliest.

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