When flooding occurs in your home, whether from a natural disaster or a broken pipe, water damaged wiring becomes a hazard requiring professional attention. Your safety and the safety of your home’s electrical system is a priority Mister Sparky licensed electricians take seriously. If any part of your home’s wiring has been exposed to water contact Mister Sparky today for electrical repair service in Huntsville, AL. In addition, for appliances or HVAC systems exposed to water, contact your appliance repair person or HVAC technician. Water exposure can not only pose a shock hazard, but can cause corrosion and potentially dangerous conditions.
Water damaged electrical wiring can cause the following problems:
- When electrical wire sustains any type of damage, including from water, it poses the risks of shock and a house fire. Furthermore, as water is a conductor of electricity, the risk of shock and fire is increased.
- Electrical shock resulting in injury or death can occur due to damaged wiring and wiring exposed to standing water. Never enter a flooded area where electrical wiring is present. If you can reach the home’s electrical panel without entering the water, shut off the electrical main. However, some homes have components in the outdoor electrical panel near the power meter. Shut both off if possible without entering any water. Otherwise, leave the job to a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL who has the training and is equipped to safely handle the risks. You can rely on the expertise and safety provided by our electricians for the electrical repair service in Huntsville, AL that you need.
- Water can damage home appliances and other wiring. Water damage can cause shock, power surges, arcing, and other malfunctions that can burn up your appliances, and potentially your home.
In general, any wiring or electrical components that have contacted water should be replaced by a licensed electrician. If you detect a humming or buzzing noise, whether it is a pool of water, or an appliance that has been exposed to water, stay away from it! The noise it makes may indicate it holds a rogue charge that can deliver a serious shock!
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
Electrical outlets located outdoors or in areas where shock is a risk should use ground fault circuit interrupters or GFCI circuit protection. This includes lower levels, such as a basement where water could accumulate. While weather related flooding is the most common source of flooding, a broken water line can also flood your home.
Electrical Wiring Repair
Because of the damage water can cause to wiring, cables and other electrical components such as outlets and switches, contact our experienced electricians for electrical repair service in Huntsville, AL. Don’t risk injury from damaged wiring, contact Mister Sparky licensed electricians for a comprehensive inspection, testing and electrical repair service in Huntsville, AL. Our dedicated electricians serve the North Alabama region, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.