Los Angeles Emergency Electrical Services
When an electrical problem strikes, you need an experienced certified electrician in Los Angeles who can help at a moment’s notice
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When an electrical problem strikes, you need an experienced certified electrician in Los Angeles who can help at a moment’s notice. From power outages to sparks to strange smells, Express Electrical Services will arrive promptly to fix your emergency electrical repair to give you peace of mind. Even seemingly insignificant electrical problems can pose a danger if left unresolved. Using state-of-the-art technology and expert knowledge, we will work until your home’s electrical systems are safe and ready for daily use. If you notice an issue with your home’s electricity, give our Los Angeles electricians a call and we’ll get the electrical repair done right.
Before and After
GENERAL SAFETY TIPS
- Keep electrical appliances away from small children and use plug covers on power outlets.
- Teach children the basics of electrical safety.
- Unplug appliances by pulling on the plug before performing maintenance or repairs.
- When in doubt, contact a Los Angeles certified electrician to install, fix, or remove wiring.
- Check extension cords for damage before usage.
- Regularly inspect electrical tools and equipment.
- Never operate an electrical appliance near water.
- Keep cables away from high-traffic areas.
- Check for proper wattage and use rated extension cords.
- Know how to use your circuit breaker.
- Replace or repair faulty electrical equipment ASAP.
- Keep a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in a convenient location.
- Make sure you have a working smoke alarm on each floor of your home.
Signs of An Electrical Emergency
Electrical problems can manifest in a variety of ways. Common symptoms of an electrical emergency include:
A common fixture in the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum wiring is susceptible to expanding and contracting as the temperature changes. Over time, this can lead to loose connections and pose a serious fire hazard. A Los Angeles licensed electrician can help you replace your home’s aluminum wiring with safer, industry-standard copper wiring.
A constant buzzing or humming noise near switches or electrical outlets may signal an issue with wiring in the outlet box or a faulty outlets. The noise may be coupled with hot outlet or switch faces.
Frequent circuit breaker trips may point to overloading or a wiring issue. Tripping can also be caused by a faulty appliance connected to the circuit.
A damaged power cord can cause appliances to fail and pose a fire hazard. If you notice damage or exposed wiring within a power cord, turn off the power switch and unplug it.
Commonly caused by stormy or windy weather, dimming or flickering house lights may also point to faulty wiring, damage to the lighting fixture, or an overloaded circuit. If the issue persists during calm weather, it’s time to contact an experienced Los Angeles electrician.
GFCIs are required by code to be installed anywhere an electrical current touches the ground or is near running water. These devices help protect against deadly electric shocks. A faulty GFCI can place you at risk of injury and may signal faulty wiring.
A power outage may occur due to stormy weather, overloading, faulty wiring, or issues with the circuit breaker. Power surges can cause damage to appliances and pose a fire hazard. You can greatly reduce the risk of a power surge by plugging your electrical devices into a surge protector
The distinct odor of burning plastic is almost a surefire sign of an electrical emergency. If you catch even a faint whiff of burning plastic, immediately shut off the breaker and contact a 24 hour electrician in Los Angeles. Ignoring the problem can result in melting wires and a potential electrical fire
Why Choose Express Electrical Services
Express Electrical Services provides 24/7 emergency electrical repairs throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County & Ventura County. After receiving your call, we can have a trained, licensed electrician at your door in 60 to 90 minutes*.
What To Do In An Electrical Emergency
From electric shock to power outages to fires, it’s important to have an action plan to maximize your family’s safety. Below are some tips on how to safely handle a variety of electrical emergencies:
If you notice sparking, jumping, smoke, or the smell of burning plastic, turn off the breakers immediately. Once the power is cut, if the fire is small and manageable, put it out with a fire blanket, water, or fire extinguisher. If the fire is too big or widespread, keep close to the ground and vacate the building. Call 911.
Check and reset your circuit breakers in case of a short-circuit or trip. If that is not the issue, turn off the breakers and plug your electronics in to surge protectors to prevent surges when the power returns. Prepare a power outage kit with water, non-perishable foods, battery-powered flashlight, candles, and mobile phones. Contact your power distributor for updates.
Stay away from the person getting shocked and from any jumping or sparking wires. If you are near the circuit breaker, cut the power to that part of the house immediately. If cutting the power isn’t a feasible option, try to break contact between the person and the electrical object with an insulated object such as a wooden, plastic, or thick rubber object. Once the person is safe, call 911. If you have first aid or CPR training, administer it.
Downed Power Lines
Stay at least 40 feet away from fallen power lines, and avoid any conductive materials nearby, including trees. Warn others if possible, and immediately contact the power company. If you encounter a downed power line while driving, remain in the car and call 911.