Emergency Electrician Service in Peterborough(21)
Emergency electrician in Peterborough
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Electrical emergencies need to be dealt with as soon as possible, while other electrical problems can be repaired with less urgency, so knowing which is which is essential. If any of the below apply to you, its time to contact an emergency electrician:
Power lines falling down
Damaged circuit breaker
Fire damaged outlet
If any of the above electrical emergencies happen at your home, it’s important to seek immediate help. Below, we’ve summarised what to do in the case of an electrical emergency:
Electrical fire - If the fire is small you may be able to put it out using a fire extinguisher but you should still contact 999 and ask for the fire department. If you can do so without putting yourself in danger, also turn off the power supply to your home and contact an emergency electrician.
Power lines falling down - Stay well away from the power line and get in touch with your local emergency services and your power company.
Electric shock - Call an ambulance for anyone who suffers a large electric shock. Remember not to touch them and if it's safe, turn off your power supply. You’ll then need to contact an emergency electrician to fix the issue.
Power outage - Ask your neighbours if they’re having issues with their power supply. If not, try resetting your circuit breakers. If that doesn't help, contact an emergency electrician. Alternatively, if your neighbours are also experiencing a power outage, contact your power company to let them know there’s an issue.
Damaged circuit breaker - Turn off the power supply to your home and contact an emergency electrician.
Fire damaged outlet - Immediately switch off your mains power supply and get in touch with an emergency electrician. If there’s still a fire, you should also call the fire department.
If you’re experiencing an electrical emergency, it’s important to contact the right professional to fix the issue. You can find emergency electricians using our free search feature. Just use your postcode to search our list of members in your area.
If there is fire, contacting the fire department immediately is essential.
Depending on the nature of your electrical issue, you may need to hire an emergency electrician. Typically, most emergency electricians will have a call out fee. This fee is added on to the cost of any electrical work that needs to be done and ensures your electrician earns a minimum payment for each job they take on.
Emergency electricians will usually charge more for their services than other types of electricians. This is because they need to be available immediately and often work on weekends or late evenings so their services are charged at a premium.
The amount you pay for an emergency electrician will vary depending on:
The issue - Some electrical issues are more expensive to repair than others. For example, a damaged outlet is cheaper to replace than a damaged circuit breaker.
The time needed - Your electrician will often charge on an hourly basis. This means the longer it takes to complete the repairs, the more you’ll pay.
Any repairs - Repairs and parts needed will increase the cost of an emergency electrician.
Location - Labour costs vary throughout the UK. Emergency electricians in London are often more expensive than anywhere else in the UK.
Emergency electrician cost
If you need to hire an emergency electrician, you can expect to pay more than you would for a regular electrician. The average emergency electrician cost per hour is upwards of £80. You can find more prices and tips in our electrician hourly rate guide.
Any electrical issues that aren't considered an emergency can be dealt with by a non-emergency electrician. This will generally be a lot cheaper, although you may need to wait for an appointment. The average cost of an electrician is upwards of £40 per hour.
If you’d like to learn more or see other prices, check out our electrician hourly rate guide.
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There are two quick and easy ways of finding emergency electricians in Peterborough. If you need immediate help, our free search feature allows you to see a range of experts in your area at the touch of a button.
Or, fill in our request a quote form. Simply fill in the form with the details of the work you need doing and we’ll send this on to three local emergency electricians in Peterborough for quotes.