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If you think something looks, sounds, or smells suspicious around your home, you’re probably right. When electrical issues strike, Thomas Edison has your back, 24/7.

Electrical emergencies show up at all hours. So do we. Thomas Edison Electric is here to help preserve your safety, health, and peace of mind, no matter what. If you have an electrical issue at home or at your business, our electricians have your back seven days a week, 365 days a year across Pennsylvania.

Common Electrical Emergencies

Your instincts are the best gauge for whether something is an emergency. That being said, knowing the most common electrical emergencies can be helpful when deciding if you need an electrician immediately. Below are some red flags to watch for.

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Electrical Fire

Overloaded or faulty wiring in your circuit breaker box can spark an electrical fire. If you experience an electrical fire, contact emergency services as you move to cut off the power supply. Evacuate the area until help arrives.

Noisy Breaker Box

If your breaker box is crackling, sizzling, or buzzing, it could become a shock and fire hazard. While a low hum is typical, other noises might indicate an overloaded system. It is unsafe to touch a noisy breaker box, so contact a trusted electrician right away. 

Power Outages or Partial Power

A downed power line or intense storm can leave you in the dark, but your circuit breaker could also be to blame. If the outage isn’t on your carrier’s end, turn off your primary cooling and heating appliances and contact a 24-hour electrician for emergency power outage services.

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Burning Odors

Something is wrong if your electrical system is giving off a burning smell. Call us immediately, whether you can pinpoint the origin of the odor or not. An overloaded circuit is one of the most common causes of an electrical burning smell. 

Burnt Outlet

Brown stains on your outlet or switch might mean your outlets are overloaded, creating another fire and shock hazard. Don’t touch a burnt outlet or plug anything into it. Call a professional electrician immediately to correct the issue and ensure your safety. 

Lights Flickering Constantly

If your lights flicker occasionally, it probably isn’t an emergency. But if they dim and return to normal on a regular basis, give us a call. Frequent light flickering could point to an overloaded circuit or faulty wiring. 

Frequent Circuit Breaker Tripping

If your circuit breakers trip frequently, one of our skilled electricians can get to the root of the problem. You could have an appliance with faulty wiring, a breaker that needs replacing, or a plugged-in appliance drawing too much current. 

Why Thomas Edison Electric?

With Thomas Edison in your corner, you don’t have to face electrical problems alone. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure your peace of mind, any time of day or night. We have highly trained & licensed electricians available 24 hours, 7 days a week.


Our skilled professionals deliver safe, affordable, long-lasting electrical services.


Your time is precious. If we’re late, we’ll waive your dispatch fee.


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Homeowners and business owners trust Thomas Edison for our transparent quotes, on-time arrival, and 24-hour service. We cover everything from emergency electrical issues to home EV charging stations to house rewiring and upgrades.