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Be Careful With Electricity After Water Damage

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

After having a water damage in your Norwalk home or business, there are many thoughts going through your head.  Many of these will be about fixing the damage that has happened.  But you need to keep your safety in the forefront of your mind, as there are many things to be wary of.  One potential hazard is that of electricity, and the threat it poses after a water damage.

Further Damage

There will be water where the damage occurred.  If there are any live wires that come into contact, they could short or spark.  If either of these occurs in close proximity to a flammable object or material, you could be at risk of a fire starting.


If a live electrical wire is in contact with the wire, you could be at risk of being electrocuted.  This obviously poses a danger to you and your family or coworkers.  Be extremely careful when navigating through the water at this time.

The first step is to turn off the main power until a professional can assess the damage, and verify that neither of the above scenarios is a risk.

We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your water damage remediation needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

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