If you experience an electrical emergency in your home or business, it’s important to take immediate action to protect yourself and others from harm. At Tiger Electrical, we make it our mission to protect your family and business from electrical harm! In this guide, we lay out the steps you should take in the event of an electrical emergency. By staying calm and following our steps you will ensure your home or business incurs minimal damage and everyone’s safety!
Things To Do First When You Have an Electrical Emergency in your Home or Business
Turn Off the Power Immediately
If you can safely access the main electrical panel, turn off the power to the affected area. This will help to prevent further damage and reduce the risk of electrical shock.
Call For Help
If you are unable to safely access the electrical panel, or if you are unsure how to turn off the power, call a licensed electrician or your local emergency services (such as 911) immediately. Do not attempt to fix the problem yourself, as electrical emergencies can be extremely dangerous.
Evacuate the Building
If there is a risk of fire or other hazards, evacuate the area immediately and call for emergency services. Do not touch any electrical equipment that is damaged or exposed, as this can increase the risk of electrical shock or electrocution.
Wait for Professional Help
Wait for a licensed electrician or emergency services to arrive before attempting any repairs or entering the affected area.
Remember, electrical emergencies can be dangerous and potentially deadly. Always prioritize your safety and the safety of others, and never attempt to fix the problem yourself unless you are a licensed electrician with the proper training and equipment. Tiger Electric is here to help!