24 Hour Emergency Electrician
Premium Electric has a 24 hour emergency electrician for electrical emergencies - if you need help, call us any time, at any hour, any day of the year.
Our licensed and certified Abbotsford electricians are always available to service Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and any other community within the Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland. If you feel you have an emergency and need a 24 hour emergency electrician, please contact us immediately at 604-308-6195.
Electrical Emergency Procedures
Here are a few general guidelines about what you should do in the event of an emergency and you need an out of hours electrician:
Water conducts electricity so never pour water on an electrical fire; use ABC fire extinguisher only. If possible, disconnect the power source and immediately call our 24 hour electrician.
If possible, immediately disconnect or turn off the power source and contact our emergency electrician. If someone has been injured, call for emergency medical 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 our 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 out of hours electrical emergencies, please call our Abbotsford 24 hour electricians immediately:
- Tripping circuit breakers
- Burnt wiring smell or smoke coming from your fuses or electrical panel
- Electrical equipment damage by lightning
- Outlets that arc or spark when plugging into them
- External power supply damaged (commercial, construction site or home)
- Electrical device submersed in water
- Fire causing a power outage
- Sump Pump not working during a flood
- Fuse box continuously blowing fuses
- Electrical shocks from appliances, electrical cords, etc.
24 Hour Emergency Electrician - Contact Info
When you contact our emergency electrician (604-308-6195), please provide our on-call staff with as much information as you can about your electrical problem. If out of hours and a callout is necessary, our 24 hour electrician will respond as soon as possible. All our vehicles are well-equipped with the parts and tools necessary to address most electrical 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.
Electrical Emergency FAQ's
What is considered an electrical emergency?
An electrical emergency can be anything electrical that poses a risk to the safety of your home and family and may include exposed electrical wiring, electric shock, breakers that keep tripping, or electrical fires, smoke, or the smell of burning wires. A power outage is not an electrical emergency.
What should you do in an electrical emergency?
Do not try to address the electrical emergency yourself. Always call a qualified electrician regardless of the day or time. Most electricians offer 24-hr emergency electrical services.
What’s the going rate for an emergency electrician?
When you hire an electrician, generally, there are two fees, a flat service call fee plus an hourly rate (usually between $50 and $100 or more per hour).
Who to call for an electrical emergency?
For an electrical emergency call your local electrician. For a power outage in BC, call BC Hydro (1-800-224-9376).
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.