After you have called your insurance company and have called your power company to have the main power turned off, your next call should be to a qualified electrical company for a thorough review of your house. Here is a few tips for those who have experienced some of the recent flooding rains.
If you live around the metro Atlanta area the last few weeks have left us no shortage of water. If you have had a flood in your home recently then you may need to hire an electrician. Having a flood in your home will make you think about safety first because it is a major factor. Water and electricity do not mix well. It can be a dangerous situation. Just visit our social media promoted by pistachioconsulting.com to read our customers’ stories of how close they came to a tragedy. If your homes wiring and electrical system have gotten wet due to a flood, then you should find a good qualified electrician to come in to your home and inspect the wiring and electrical box and check for any other potential problems. Sometimes the wiring in your home will not need to be replaced after a flood. But to make sure an inspection should be preformed by a qualified electrician.
After a flood you should have the main electrical switch disconnected in your home for safety purposes. This may require you to call your electrical provider first! You should turn off circuit breakers and remove fuses. Unplug all of your appliances if they have been flooded by water. And then as soon as you can try and remove all standing water from your home. Try to dry out your home by opening doors and windows and drying up as much water as possible. Drying out your home is very important. All of these things mentioned should be done by qualified personnel for safety reasons.
If your electricity service is in question, an electrician should be at your home to do the following things after a flood. A electrician should clean your electrical box and check it, he should look and see if there are any broken fixtures and exposed wire showing anywhere in your home, he should inspect all outlets, receptacles, fuse and breaker boxes. He should also check all wiring that go to switches and outlets in your home. An electrician should be very thorough when inspecting your home for water damage.Your electrician should also check for electrical shorts in your home and the grounding of all circuits. A electrician should test all circuits and replace them if needed. He should make sure everything is functioning correctly in your home.
Along with having a electrician come in after a flood to check all of your electrical system problems, you should have a qualified service technician, preferably from all trades, come in to your home and check for potential problems. For example, your water heater, heat pump, furnace, appliances and water softeners are all subject to problems associated with a flooded residence or building.
Having an electrician to check your house is of utmost importance. The electrician will make sure that your home is safe for you and your family to live in. As stated earlier, water and electricity do not go together. Water that gets in to your home can damage your electrical system and be a serious problem that only a qualified electrician is capable of fixing. So protect your family by having a electrician repair and replace any faulty electrical problems in your home caused by water damage.
For more answers to your questions concerning electricity and electrical services related or not to flooding, call Ozburn Electric at 770-784-1618 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.OzburnElectric.com.