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When do I need an Emergency electrician near me, and what do I need to bear in mind?

Emergency electrician near meFortunately, problems with electricity and power supply are very rare in our part of the world. We have good installers and our well-maintained infrastructure to thank for this. But sometimes problems do occur. And since dealing with electronics or building technology can lead to serious or even fatal dangers more quickly than you would like, it is definitely advisable to bring a specialist into your home.

Especially in urban areas, you are often spoilt for choice. That’s why we’ve compiled the most pressing questions for you when looking for an emergency electrician:

What costs to expect and who will pay them are two absolutely crucial questions. To ensure that they receive the attention they deserve, they will soon have their own article on our site.

But we can already answer the important questions in the first step here.

When do I need emergency electrician near me?

Electricity is now essential for our private, professional and public lives. So if problems suddenly occur here, they can quickly paralyse our entire everyday life. Of course, you don’t necessarily need an emergency electrician for every little thing. Some problems can be solved by yourself, and others may still have time until the next working day.

Take the classic power cut, for example. This can have very different causes, which then also require different reactions:

  • Sometimes the electricity has to be switched off due to construction or maintenance work. In most cases, you should have received a notice beforehand. If you can’t remember any notices or letters, it often helps to ask your neighbours if they still have electricity. In this case, an emergency electrician will unfortunately not be of much use to you.
  • Neighbours can also be affected if there is an unplanned large-scale power cut. Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases these are also only temporary and caused by a lightning strike, for example. Even in this case, it is not worth contacting an emergency electrician, as they will unfortunately not be able to do anything. But perhaps you can organise a nice candlelit dinner while you wait, or clear your old board games of cobwebs.
  • One reason why you don’t just have to wait idly is a blown fuse.

However, if none of these situations apply to your problem, it is advisable to call in a specialist. An emergency service is particularly necessary if the problem is acute, needs to be remedied immediately, and no regular electrical company is available or can be on site quickly enough. However, if one lamp just stopped working on Sunday evening, and you wanted to go to bed straight away anyway, it is usually enough to contact someone the following Monday morning. This saves a lot of money.

What do I need to look out for?

In chronological order, there are several things you should look out for when hiring an emergency electrician.

Since you’ve read this article, you’ve probably already done so, but please check before you call to make sure that a minor fault such as a fuse blowing or a faulty light bulb hasn’t caused the power cut. Explain your problem as precisely as possible on the phone so that you can be helped quickly and inexpensively. The more potential sources of error you can rule out in advance, the more accurately the electrical specialist can help you.

When the tradesman finally arrives at your home, it can happen that something goes wrong. You don’t have to assume malice here; in most cases, they just wanted to help you particularly quickly. If the overzealous technician causes damage during his work, for example if he dents the washing machine that has just been repaired or scratches the front door with his toolbox, you still have to complain about this immediately. The best way to find out how to proceed in individual cases is to seek advice from a consumer advice centre.

As always, the most important thing to consider is when it comes to money. When the work is done, and it’s time to invoice, it’s a good idea to take a closer look:

  • As with any tradesman order, you should request a complete and correct invoice that lists all cost items.
  • Some emergency services have customers sign order forms with fixed price agreements, regardless of the repair work and result. Each customer should always pay the same multi-digit amount. 
  • In general, as always, do not sign an invoice if you do not agree with the work and/or the amount. Cross out anything “not agreed” in the small print. However, bear in mind that you have agreed to any price details on the provider’s website when placing the order, provided these are easy to find.

But even if they agree on the invoice, your emergency rescuer is not off the hook. Emergency services also have a warranty obligation, so you can expect professional workmanship. You also have a right to rectification if the problem was initially only provisionally rectified. Ideally, you should also have this noted on the invoice.

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