Electrical equipment and wiring that has been exposed to water through flooding or fire fighting activities, may be dangerous if they are powered up without proper evaluation and reconditioning or replacement by qualified persons. Electrical equipment and wiring may not work properly and there may be fire and shock hazards because of exposure to moisture and pollutants in floodwater.
More information on how to prepare if you leave your home due to flooding, as well as what to do when you return to your home after a flood, and safety tips for cleaning up wet and damp locations.
Repairs, Permits, Inspections
Many homeowners may need to have electrical repairs done as a result of damage from flooding. There are some critical elements to ensure electrical work is done legally and safely. More about electrical repairs, permits and inspections.