The first question homeowners often ask is whether they actually need an emergency electrician service. This is a subjective issue, and you’ll need to use your discretion to decide whether any problem can wait.
In a case where the functionality of your home is severely compromised, the answer is obvious, but if the problem appears to be minor, you may wonder if you should call in an electrician immediately.
In order to answer whether you have an electrical emergency, you need to think about your situation. Is the electrical problem going to create other issues around your home?
For example, if a fault has compromised the power to your kitchen, you will not only be unable to prepare a meal using your oven, but the food in your fridge and freezer may start to spoil.
While a refrigerator may keep its temperature for several hours, it is likely to warm up over a weekend, which means that you’re not likely to be able to wait until Monday morning.
If the electrical problem will cause issues around your home, it is best to err on the side of caution and call in a professional.
Remember, that the electrics in your home can be hazardous, so you should not attempt any temporary repairs to try and manage as you may put yourself, your family and your home in danger.