Sydney’s Most Trusted Emergency Electricians
Electricity plays a critical role in the comfort and functionality of all Eastern Suburbs homes and businesses. So when the power goes out, the lights flicker, or fixtures literally go haywire, you’ll want to have the number of a reliable, responsive emergency electrician on hand.
That’s where Scott Electrics rises to the challenge. No matter what time it is or what problem you’re facing, you can call out for our 24/7 team. We’ll be responsive with same day consultations and service you can count on.
Get in touch on 02 9807 7408 and get help FAST.
How to know if you need an emergency electrician
Of course, not every electrical project is deemed an emergency. You can probably wait for an appointment to replace a ceiling fan, for example. But some tasks are clearly more urgent and require more immediate solving. Here are some of the most common emergency electrical call outs.
Issues with your switch board: This can include repetitive tripping of specific circuits which could be a sign of overload or damage.
Lights that keep flickering: This can be a sign that more is wrong than just a fixture such as faulty wiring or an overloaded circuit.
Plugs that spark when used: This is a fire hazard and should be immediately addressed for improper installation or overload.
Smoke or burnt smells from outlets: This is a clear indicator that there’s faulty wiring that could cause a fire and should be dealt with quickly.
If any of the issues seem to be causing smoke, sparks, or burning smells, unplug or turn off the items associated with the electrics and call for help as soon as possible. It should go without saying since electrical work in Australia must be done by a licensed provider, but absolutely do not try to fix these problems on your own.
How long does emergency service take?
In part, this is going to depend on the provider you choose. Some tout 24/7 call in service, but that doesn’t mean they’ll have someone out to your home fast. Many will employ an answering service only to schedule a call out for the next day, or even later.
As you do your research on the best electricians near you, be sure to ask how they handle their emergency service. Those that are tops will send someone out as quickly as possible. That’s why it’s also important to choose a local team that actively services your area.
What will an emergency call out cost me?
This is going to depend largely on when you need the help. Time of day factors greatly into how electrical services price out their call out fees. For example, a same-day emergency call out during standard business hours will likely cost between $100-$130. Need help in the middle of the night or after hours and that fee will be much closer to $200.
And remember, this is just the call out fee to cover the trip, staff, and equipment sent to your home. You will still have to pay for any actual work done once they arrive. This is usually broken into two parts: labour (charged by the hour) and parts (charged by what’s used in the repair).
Choosing an emergency electrician before trouble strikes
Other than making sure that an electrician is local and provides actual 24/7, responsive emergency services, how can you know you’re getting a quality provider. Start by looking at how many years they have been in business. At least 5 years is an indicator that they will have a reputation of reliability and trustworthiness.
From there, you can start to ask a series of questions. You might be hesitant to quiz a provider if you’re facing an emergency situation, but these can help you make sure that the right electrician is selected for a critical job in your home.
“Are all of your electricians licensed and insured to do this work in my home?”
“Do you need to get permits and, if so, do you handle them for me?”
“What warranties or guarantees do you offer on the work you do?”
“Do you have customer references or testimonials you can share?”
“Do you offer free estimates with all service fees outlined in advance?”
“How long do you think a project like this will take to complete?”
Turn to Scott Electrics for any emergency electrical problem
When trouble strikes, day or night, you can turn to the team at Scott Electrics for help. Our curated team of electrical professionals is at the ready to help put an end to any electrical emergency that can strike your home or business.
We guarantee one-hour service for emergency call outs within and East of Sydney’s city limits. And every job we do comes with completely transparent pricing including call out fees, labour rates, and supplies so there are zero surprises to add to your stress. Booking can take just a few minutes with our locally managed office team, and every customer receives SMS updates so there are no questions about when help will arrive.
For an emergency electrician here in Sydney, call us on 02 9807 7408.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Electricians in Sydney
How quickly can someone get out to my home?
This is going to vary depending on a few factors including availability, terms of service, and location. When you choose Scott Electrics, we usually have someone on the way within an hour of calling, no matter what time it is. Be sure to ask any potential electrician what their own policies are since 24/7 service doesn’t always mean 24/7 availability.
Do outdoor issues count as emergencies?
They certainly can. If you notice smoke or sparking, inside or outside, then you should call out for electrical help from your local Eastern Suburbs electrician.
Is there anything I can do while I wait for someone to arrive?
This is best asked to your electrical service based on the problem you are having. In general, it can help to turn off and/or unplug any devices or appliances that are tied to the problem, but only if you can do so safely. Otherwise, you should leave any repair or investigative work to the experts.
Water got to my electrics. Do I need a plumber or electrician?
Depending on what happened, you might need both. If you had flooding in your home, water can significantly damage the electrical wiring and sockets throughout, requiring emergency work to ensure the safety of your home. A plumber can help with determining the cause of the water damage and ensuring it does not happen again, but they will not be able to work on (or safely around) faulty electrics.
I think the problem is just an outlet. Can I fix it myself?
Absolutely not. Not only is this dangerous, it’s actually illegal in NSW unless you are a licensed electrician yourself. This applies to more than just changing out outlets. Anything that involves the installation, repair, or replacement of electrical equipment including outlets and wiring MUST be done by a licensed and insured professional.