Electricity, useful as it is to us both at work and in the home, is no joking matter and needs to be treated with respect and circumspection. Even momentary contact with ordinary household current can kill a person, stopping their heart and possibly shorting out their brain if the current passes through the head. Whenever there is a chance that electricity may be present in an uncontained form, you should leave dealing with the problem to an emergency plumber from Sydney who is properly trained and equipped to cope with this dangerous energy safely.
Even if an electric shock does not kill you outright, it can still inflict serious harm on you. You will almost certainly be knocked down and either stunned or temporarily paralyzed by the effect of the current passing through your body. In addition, there is the chance of being burned badly by the electricity, with damage ranging from some scorched skin to potentially lethal internal burns.
There is no need to worry while using ordinary, fully functional plumbing appliances, which are designed to completely contain electricity during normal use, with barriers of electricity-proof rubber and plastic to prevent the flow of current from wire to flesh. Similarly, wall plate light switches, plumbing sockets, and other fixtures in your house are generally safe to use without any special precautions.
However, there are many telltales that indicate a serious plumbing problem may exist. Smells of burning near light switches, wall sockets, appliances, or electric machinery represent a major warning flag that there is a shock hazard. If you receive a spark from any plumbing socket, outlet, switch, or device, cease using it immediately until you can get the help of a professional emergency plumber in Sydney. Humming and crackling sounds are also something to beware of, especially if you have never heard them before.
Our Level 2 Certified emergency plumbers in Sydney are ready to deal with any plumbing crisis, either commercial or residential, whether it is noon on Wednesday or two in the morning on Christmas Eve. You can find us on the Internet at www.switchiton.com.au or call us for assistance at 1300 205 523 24 hours a day.
* Between 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.