There are many electrical emergency situations that can occur as a result of everyday usage of electricity in the homes. In case of any electrical emergency, it is advisable to always call for help, especially where there is danger to lives.
If it is a minor emergency, get in touch with an electrical contractor in Southend-on-Sea, so that a certified electrician can visit your home. Make sure you check and confirm their certification by insisting on seeing their certificate of safe practices once the work is done.
In situations where power-lines fall on the ground, contact your local electricity supplier and in other cases call the authorities.
Many things can trigger blackouts and power failures in a home. Natural disaster such as stormy weather is the most typical cause, where powerful gusts of wind could cause trees to fall over power-lines. The supply of electric power can also be interrupted in situations where vehicles clash with power poles.
It is wise to be prepared for any electrical emergency by having a battery powered torch in addition to any battery-operated radio available in an easily accessible location of your home.
If there is a power failure, switch off all cooling and heating home appliances such as cooker, iron, heating units, air conditioners. Also switch off and unplug your television, DVD player, laptop or computer system as well as some other electrical equipment.
Be very careful using candles, as although they provide a vital source of light, electrical emergencies can create a panic and knocking over a candle can make matters 10 times worse! Alternatively call your local emergency electrician to inform them that your electric power is out.
Steps to take in case of electrical emergency
In case you lose power in your home, make sure that you check your trip switch. This may be found on or near to the fuse box and is built to shut down the electricity supply in case an appliance overheats or there are lots of home appliances in use at the same time.
Should the trip switch be switched off, turn it back on again and then turn on every one of the appliances that was in use one after the other. In case the trip switch is brought about again, you’ll surely know which appliance triggered the power failure. If you are not able to do this, let your local emergency electrician in Southend-on-Sea come to your rescue.
Any time there is power loss, talk to neighbours to find out if the whole neighbourhood is affected or maybe it is only your property. If it is only your property that is affected, contact your electricity supplier’s emergency number to inform them and to provide them with all the necessary information.
If you keep candles in a convenient location in case there is power failure, ensure that lit candles are risk-free and be careful when dealing with naked flames of fire, especially if there are pets and kids around. If it is cold, make an effort to keep everybody in a single room and let everyone wrap themselves up with many blankets.
When there is electrical failure, turn all home appliances off and keep one switch on, so that you know once the power comes back. Once the power returns, check your fridge and freezer to make sure your food items are not defrosted. If frozen items are no longer frozen, make sure they are disposed of as eating them can pose a health risk.
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