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Electricity is powerful and dangerous and it can be even more dangerous in emergency situations. People often forget how dangerous it could be to work with electricity thus they do not see the point in hiring a professional. People might attempt to resolve emergency situations themselves but they increase the risk of serious injury or death because they do not know which safety procedures to follow in order to keep them safe. Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach, SC would like to share with you some dangers the emergency electricians face so that you don’t have to. Hopefully, this will discourage homeowners from attempting to do electrical repairs themselves.
1. Electric Shock
When working with electricity there is always a chance that you can be shocked by it. Not all shocks have the same strength and there are things that electricians can do to decrease the strength of the current. Emergency electricians have to be especially careful because they work in situations where there is a big problem. Electricians have tools that check if the wire has an electric current flowing through it and what the voltage is of the current. This will help them to avoid the wires that are strong. Emergency electricians also have safety gear such as rubber gloves and boots that help to minimize the effects of the shock. Electrical shocks can result in burns, labored breathing, and confusion, IT can also cause muscle pain and interrupt the rhythm of the heart. It is best to leave emergency repairs to a professional who has the right safety equipment as well as the knowledge on the procedures that should be followed in the event of electrocution. Electrical companies also have workers’ compensation insurance so that the worker’s medical benefits could be covered if an injury occurred. If you conducted the repairs yourself and got injured then you would pay for your medical expenses out of your pocket.
The difference between electrical shock and electrocution is that the electrical shock is so strong that it causes death. There is a strong current of electricity flowing through your home and if the electrical current escapes and travels through your body, it could kill you. These events do not happen often as there are safety measures installed in the electrical system. Emergency electricians have also gone through rigorous training in order to prevent electrocution. Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach, SC always recommends hiring a professional to repair exposed wires or circuit breaker boards as these are likely to cause an electrical shock and even electrocution. It is best to leave it up to professional electricians so that you do not risk yourself in order to save a few dollars. It is also best to have exposed wires repaired so that your children or pets do not succumb to electrocution.
3. Falling from High Places
The third danger that emergency electricians face is falling from high places. There are many wires in your roof and walls. Sometimes electricians have to get to wires that are high up. Emergency electricians also stay in these high places for extended periods which increases their risk of falling. Usually, electricians will have harnesses that keep them secure if they are working on multi-story buildings but this rarely happens in the home. Electricians also work in small cramped spaces and one wrong move could send them crashing to the ground. This could lead to some minor injuries such as bruises or scrapes or it could lead to more serious injuries like a broken bone. If you were to attempt to conduct electrical repairs in high-up places then you could fall and injure yourself. This will lead to more expenses because you will have to pay your medical bills as well as the emergency electricity to finish the work that you started. It is always best to hire a professional because they will know how to go about the repairs in a way that does not endanger them or negatively affect the structural integrity of your home.
4. Muscle Strain and Injuries
The fourth danger that electricians face is muscle strain and long-term injuries. It is not uncommon for emergency electricians to work in small cramped spaces for extended periods of time. They might also have to maintain strange positions for a while in order to reach a wire or component. This can cause muscles to strain and the electricians experience pain when they are uncomfortable for too long. The pain could cause them to lose focus and make a mistake. If the electrician does not receive adequate rest after spending a long time in a cramped area then this could lead to long-term injuries that bother them for many years. Electricians can also get injured by scraping themselves or bruising themselves in the confined area. That is why it is recommended to hire a professional instead of doing it yourself because you do not want to risk your health and mobility to save a few dollars on dangerous repairs. Since most homeowners are experienced they are more likely to injure themselves.
These are the dangers that emergency electricians face on a daily basis. These are also the reasons why you should not attempt to do electrical repairs yourself as you could put your life at risk. If you are looking for a reliable electrical company that will provide you with excellent services then you should consider Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach, SC provides a wide range of services including emergency services. By hiring a professional you can have peace of mind that all parties involved will remain safe.
If you are looking for an emergency electrician then give Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach a call to schedule an inspection.