Santa Barbara Electricians is one of Santa Barbara's just real 24/7 group of emergency electricians. A lot of electrical contractors utilize answering services, and a lot of just can and just will schedule you for service in the early morning.
Range and traffic allowing, we do our best to make it to your area within one hour. Likewise, we do not charge extra just because you have an emergency.
Should you wait? Or should you call right away? Here's how to tell:
When numerous homes lose power, the issue is a blown transformer or downed power lines. That's for the energy company to work on, and there's very little we can do about it.
However when you're the only one without power, that's an indication something's failed on your end. If you turn the breakers and confirmed that you paid your electric expense this month, and you're still without power, give us a call. You've got an issue just a skilled electrical contractor can fix.
Never a good indication. Unplug whatever attached to that outlet. Turn the breaker to shut off power to the outlet and call us right now.
Older outlets are particularly vulnerable to becoming fire dangers. Loose screws, loose electrical wiring, rust, and used metal all can trigger heat accumulation. At least, the outlet needs to be changed. You'll want us to figure out whether there are other issues in your system that might trigger similar hazards.
In some cases you'll see the outlet spark up. The spark will reoccur rapidly, but don't ignore it! One little spark now can start one fatal fire later on.
That might be a hard one to capture, since many people don't engage with their service panels very much on a daily basis. However if you do occur to discover heat emanating from your service panel it's important to call us right now. Again, that's is a fire waiting to occur.
Think it or not, this one normally isn't a hard fix. It's a sign of a bad breaker or a loose wire. However in some cases it's a sign of an even more serious problem. An expert needs to make that evaluation.
Buzzing sounds from the breaker box are another indication of a loose wire or a bad breaker that can cause a fire. To some individuals, that might sound more like a humming sound.
No matter how you perceive the sound, it is normally an indication of a breaker that's refusing to trip. Breakers are supposed to trip when the circuit gets too hot. Your electrical wiring is dealing with heat and power loads it was never meant to manage if the breaker is stopping working to do its task. Turn off all power and call us right away.
This suggests one of 3 things: your electrical system is getting overloaded, you have got a short circuit, or you've got a ground fault. Numerous elements of your electrical system might have failed to produce those issues.
The first is relatively safe, however it's a hint your system needs an upgrade. That is especially true in older homes, which aren't indicated to run nearly as many electronics as we now depend on every day. The 2nd two are exceptionally dangerous, and need attention immediately.
Call Santa Barbara Electrician at (855) 931-1331 to inform us what's going on, and we'll get somebody out to you right away. We serve all of higher Santa Barbara, and are Santa Barbara's premier electrical contractors.
Areas We Cover Include: 93101, 93102, 93103, 93105, 93108, 93109, 93110, 93111, 93117, 93120, 93121, 93130, 93140, 93160, 93190
Santa Barbara Electricians provides top-quality electrical services to both homes and businesses in Santa Barbara, CA. This high level of service is essential to completing projects safely and efficiently, which is why our customers know they can rely on us to address their most urgent electrical needs.