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Blog May 10, 2012

Electric Safety Tips: Floods Part 3

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In this post, we will address electric safety tips to follow after a flood has occurred. If you have kept up with our safety tips so far, you should be in good shape, but once the natural disaster or plumbing emergency is over, there is still much to do. Even when floodwaters recede, the danger is still a factor, and following the right electrical safety tips is important.

  • Watch for live wires. Any broken or downed power lines should be immediately reported to your electric company, or the police.
  • Do not enter a home that has been flooded, unless the electricity has been turned off. This applies to a flooded basement, as well, and is one of the electric safety tips that must not be ignored. If the power has not been shut off, call a qualified electrician, or your power company.
  • Have an electrician check your system before you flip any switches. In other words, one of the best electric safety tips to bear in mind is just one word: caution. Do not turn on any lights or appliances, until you have the go ahead from a professional.
  • Have your furnace inspected by a qualified electrician. If it was flooded, it may need cleaning, drying, and reconditioning before you use it again.
  • Remembering the electric safety tips about keeping the power turned off, take covers off your outlets and unplug appliances. The appliances should be thoroughly cleaned, and allowed to dry for a few days, and the outlets and switches will probably need cleaning. Have a qualified technician check appliances before you use them.
  • Dry out light fixtures and lamps, again ensuring that the power is turned off. Take them apart and clean them, and replace light cords and plugs.
  • Have wet motors dried, cleaned, and inspected before you use them. As with many electric safety tips, this is best left to a professional, so enlist the help of a qualified technician.
  • If your breaker box or fuse box got wet, call an electrician. You will need the electrician to check the wiring to make sure it is safe.
  • Once the water recedes, have an electrician check all boxes, switches, and outlets in your home. If your home has been flooded, this is the only way to make sure it is safe to turn the power back on, circuit by circuit.

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