Electrical Emergency Procedures
Here are a few general guidelines about what you should do in the event of an electrical emergency:
Water conducts electricity so never pour water on an electrical fire; use A, B, C fire extinguisher only. If possible, disconnect the power source and immediately call our 24 hour emergency electrician.
If possible, immediately disconnect or turn off the power source and contact our emergency electrician. If someone has been injured, call for emergency medial services ASAP and provide first aid to the victim.
Electrical Power lines
Always keep a safe distance (at least 10 meters) between you and any downed power lines. Remain inside your vehicle and call an emergency electrician if a live downed power line should fall across your vehicle.
Types of Electrical Emergencies
If you experience any of the following types of electrical emergencies, please call our Abbotsford 24 hour electricians immediately:
- Smoke or the smell of burning wire coming from the panel or fuse box
- Damage to the external power supply to your house, business, or construction site
- Inoperative Sump Pump during the course of flooding
- Submersion of electric devices in water
- Disconnection of power as a result of a fire
- Lightning strikes that cause damage to electrical equipment
- Sparking or arcing of an outlet when something is plugged in
- Receiving a shock when touching a live wire, handling a cord, or using an appliance
- Circuit breakers that keep tripping
- Fuses that continually burn out with no apparent cause
Contact Us for Any Electrical Emergency
When you contact our emergency electrician (604-308-6195), please provide our on-call staff with complete details of your electrical problem. If a callout is required, our 24 hour electrician will respond as quickly and safely as possible with a well-supplied vehicle and the tools necessary to resolve most problems.
Once we have determined the correct way to proceed, our Abbotsford electrician will either repair the electrical problem on the spot or provide you with a safe, temporary solution until more extensive electrical repairs can be completed.
If your electricity supply needs to be disconnected from your home or business as a result of your electrical problem, Premium Electric will make the necessary arrangements with BC Hydro for you.
Stay Safe - Even if your electrical problem is not included in the list mentioned above, or if you are uncertain about whether you require emergency electrical services, it’s better to be safe and make the call anyway. It will put your mind at ease and ensure that the safety of your family, business, and belongings are not compromised.
Premium Electric’s 24 hour emergency electricians can be reached at 604-308-6195.
For non-emergencies, or if you prefer, we can also be reached by email or through our online Contact Form.
If you are experiencing a power outage, or if other residences or businesses are experiencing outages in your area, contact BC Hydro directly. Information is available on the Power Outages page of their website.