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When you need an emergency electrician – when unexpected electrical problems happen and things stop working – there’s not a moment to waste! You need an electrician NOW! Loss of power to your home or business can be very disruptive and extremely dangerous. When things go wrong with your power supply, rest assured Hit The Switch will provide an emergency electrician to help – day or night.

As part of our 24 hour electrical services, our fully accredited Master Electricians will inspect, diagnose and rectify the problem quickly and efficiently to minimise disruption and ensure your family is safe and/or your business protected. All work is quoted in advance and you will be kept informed of the situation so that you know exactly what is involved at all times.

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Call 1300 205 205 and an Emergency Electrician will be on their way!

Hit The Switch has a 24 hour emergency electrician for each and every electrical emergency. Our on-call staff will give you immediate, professional advice over the phone on any steps you need to take to deal with your emergency while a technician is on their way to your property. Your safety is our absolute priority – no matter what the hour or where you live in the East Melbourne area. [See Emergency Electrician Locations at the bottom of this page.]

If you experience a loss of power, lighting, heating or hot water, or if you suspect an electrical emergency because of unusual sounds or smells around electrical outlets or switchboards, do NOT delay – call Hit The Switch IMMEDIATELY on 1300 205 205 for rapid response and on the spot advice.

What to do in an electrical emergency

First things first, if someone has experienced an electric shock or if there’s risk of a fire, call 000 immediately to seek medical assistance or emergency services.

If – and only if – there’s no danger of you or someone else being electrocuted, switch off the power and pull out the plug. If this can’t be done safely by hand, use something that won’t conduct electricity, preferably rubber or cured dry wood (such as a broom stick). Never use anything metal or wet or damp. If necessary, go to your switchboard and turn off the power at the mains.

Do NOT touch an electrical victim until they are completely free of the current. Once they are, if you have been trained in CPR, commence resuscitation procedures.

If there’s a small fire, smother them with a fire blanket and/or an extinguisher. If it is 100% safe to do so, turn off and unplug the appliance ASAP.

NEVER throw water on an electrical fire as water is an excellent conductor of electricity and you could experience a fatal shock. Similarly never use water on a hot fat or cooking oil fire (such as in a frypan) as the oil will explode savagely.

Remember the “stop, drop and roll” procedure to extinguish flames if your clothing has caught on fire.

If and when everyone is safe, call Hit The Switch’s 24 hour electrical services on 1300 205 205 and we will despatch an emergency electrician straight away.

Advice from an Emergency Electrician: 7 ways you can keep your family safe & sound
  1. Never use electrical appliances that are damaged or have frayed cords, broken plugs, etc. Likewise do not attempt to repair them yourself. It’s just not worth the risk.
  2. Completely turn off appliances – particularly toasters and electric kettles – when not in use, or when you’re not home.
  3. Never attempt to remove bread stuck in a toaster without switching it off first.
  4. Keep exhaust fans and clothes dryers free of lint and dust and ensure appliances have “breathing space” so they don’t overheat.
  5. Avoid using electrical appliances & extension cords anywhere around water (eg, sinks, bathtubs, swimming pools, etc).
  6. Keep trees trimmed and away from power lines, and watch ladders, poles etc when working near overhead power lines. Look up and live!
  7. Know where your switchboard (also called power boards and fuseboxes) is and clearly label all switches, fuses and circuit breakers, so you can shut them down if necessary.
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Emergency electrician locations::

Emergency Electrician AbbotsfordEmergency Electrician AlpingtonEmergency Electrician ArmadaleEmergency Electrician Ashburton 3147Emergency Electrician Ashwood 3147Emergency Electrician Balwyn 3103Emergency Electrician Balwyn North 3103Emergency Electrician Bentleigh 3204Emergency Electrician Bentleigh East 3165, Emergency Electrician BlackburnEmergency Electrician Blackburn North, Emergency Electrician Blackburn SouthEmergency Electrician Box Hill, Emergency Electrician Box Hill North, Emergency Electrician Box Hill SouthEmergency Electrician Brighton East 3187Emergency Electrician Bulleen 3105, Emergency Electrician BurnleyEmergency Electrician BurwoodEmergency Electrician Burwood EastEmergency Electrician Camberwell 3124, Emergency Electrician Canterbury 3126Emergency Electrician Carlton 3053, Emergency Electrician Carlton North, Emergency Electrician Carnegie 3163Emergency Electrician Caulfield 3162Emergency Electrician Caulfield East 3145Emergency Electrician Caulfield North 3161Emergency Electrician Caulfield South 3162, Emergency Electrician Chadstone 3148, Emergency Electrician Clayton 3168, Emergency Electrician Clifton HillEmergency Electrician Collingwood , Emergency Electrician Cremorne , Emergency Electrician Deepdene 3103, Emergency Electrician Docklands 3008Emergency Electrician Doncaster 3108, Emergency Electrician Doncaster East 3109, Emergency Electrician Dondale 3111, Emergency Electrician East Melbourne 3002, Emergency Electrician Elsternwick 3185, Emergency Electrician FairfieldEmergency Electrician Fitzroy, Emergency Electrician Fitzroy North, Emergency Electrician Flemington 3031, Emergency Electrician Forest Hill, Emergency Electrician Gardenvale 3185Emergency Electrician Glen Huntly 3163, Emergency Electrician Glen Iris 3146Emergency Electrician Glen Waverley 3150, Emergency Electrician Hawthorn 3122, Emergency Electrician Hawthorn East 3123Emergency Electrician Hughesdale 3166, Emergency Electrician Huntingdale 3166, Emergency Electrician Kensington 3031, Emergency Electrician Kew 3101, Emergency Electrician Kew East 3102, Emergency Electrician Kooyong, Emergency Electrician Malvern, Emergency Electrician Malvern EastEmergency Electrician McKinnon 3204, Emergency Electrician Melbourne 3000, Emergency Electrician MitchamEmergency Electrician Mont Albert, Emergency Electrician Mont Albert NorthEmergency Electrician Mount Waverley 3149Emergency Electrician Mulgrave 3170, Emergency Electrician Murrumbeena 3163, Emergency Electrician North Melbourne 3051, Emergency Electrician Notting Hill 3168, Emergency Electrician NunawadingEmergency Electrician Oakleigh 3166, Emergency Electrician Oakleigh East 3166Emergency Electrician Oakleigh South 3167, Emergency Electrician Ormond 3204, Emergency Electrician Park Orchards 3114, Emergency Electrician Parkville 3052, Emergency Electrician Port Melbourne 3207, Emergency Electrician PrahranEmergency Electrician Princes HillEmergency Electrician RichmondEmergency Electrician South Wharf 3006Emergency Electrician South Yarra 3141, Emergency Electrician South Yarra West 3141Emergency Electrician Southbank 3006, Emergency Electrician St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004, Emergency Electrician Surrey Hills Emergency Electrician Templestowe 3106Emergency Electrician Templestowe Lower 3107, Emergency Electrician ToorakEmergency Electrician Vermont , Emergency Electrician Vermont SouthEmergency Electrician Warrandyte 3113, Emergency Electrician Warrandyte South 3134, Emergency Electrician West Melbourne 3003, Emergency Electrician Wheelers Hill, 3150, Emergency Electrician Windsor, Emergency Electrician Wonga Park 3115


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