We are all aware of the dangers of mixing electricity with water, but what do you do when you are faced with a flood in your home or other building? Today, we are going to share with you our top electrical safety tips when you are faced with a flood.
Always Check Your Property Is Safe Before Entering
After any flood, all we all want to do is reenter and carry on life as normal. But it is extremely important that you check the property is safe before you enter. You should always contact a professional to determine whether the property is safe to be entered into, as well as make you aware of what damage has been caused.
Avoid Contact With Any Remaining Water
If your home has been deemed safe to enter you need to avoid all contact with any remaining water from the flood. This may still have an electrical current in it, which can cause serious damage to you if you touch it. It is best to stay away until the building is completely dry.
Turn Off Your Electrical Supply
If it is safe for you to do so, you should turn off your main electrical supply. This stops electricity from being given to your home helping to make it safer. However, if there is any water in your fuse box, or it is overheating you should not turn it off and seek professional help.
Stay Away From Exposed Wiring
There is a high chance with exposed wiring that they will still be live. Meaning you may gain an electric shock if you go near them. To prevent any injury it is best to stay well away from any exposed wires.
These are our top tips to keep safe electrically after a flood. Your best bet is to call a professional to help deem your property is safe before you ever consider going back inside or touching anything!