Water damage can occur for multiple reasons – whether it is weather-related or due to a pipe that has burst and flooded your home. While you are focusing on the damage you can see, such as repairing the walls, discarding damaged furniture and flooring, etc., there could be hidden damage you are not aware of. Electrical issues can arise following even a minor water damage incident. Even if you are not experiencing any interruption in your electrical service, that hidden damage could cause problems over time.
Water and Electricity Just Do Not Mix
After a flood, the wire and cables in your home that were exposed to water damage should be replaced to ensure safety and reliability. Here’s why:
Consult an Electrician Immediately Following Water Damage
Your home’s wiring and cables should be inspected by a professional right away after water damage has occurred. An electrical contractor can examine wires, interior components and connections for signs of water damage and replace them before they become a more serious problem.
Call 732-332-1100 or fill out an online contact form to talk with a team member at JLC Electrical Contractors today. We offer in-depth inspections and can ensure your home’s electrical set up is safe following a water damage incident.