As a trusted electrician in Gilroy, we’ve been proudly serving residents in the area for several years with exceptional customer service and professional electrical work. Winter is in full swing in most of the country and we’re gearing up for more electrical calls. When your power goes out during strong winds or snow this year, our electricians will be ready to help.

Today we’re going to talk about some electrical situations that are more dire and require emergency attention because it’s important to know when you can make the repair and when you should call a professional.

  • Exposed wires: This is a big one! Any time you see exposed wires, you should be alarmed and call us. Exposed wires greatly increase your chances of electrocution and fire.
  • Are there electrical wires in or close to water? This is a highly dangerous situation because fire or electrocution can occur if you or an object comes in contact with an object in the water or the water itself. This is a situation where you need an emergency electrician.
  • Smoking light socket(s): We’ve all heard the saying, “When there’s smoke, there’s fire!” You’ll want to call us as soon as you notice smoke coming out of your electrical sockets.

If you’re ever unsure about whether your electrical repair is dire, go ahead and give the professionals a call. We can assess the threat level and electrical repair situation and figure out the next needed steps for you. We always say it’s better to be safe than sorry!