Water and electricity are not friends. If water does come in contact with an outlet, it can cause sparking and a host of other potentially dangerous electrical issues.
The addition of a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) can cut the power supply to an outlet if it detects water.
Outlets in bathrooms, kitchens, and other living areas with water should be installed a fair distance away from the water source. As water conducts electricity, keeping outlets away from water reduces the chance of electric shock.
Never use a radio, hair dryer, phone, or other device in the bath, near the pool, or anywhere with a wet floor.
How to Dry Out an Outlet
Typically, it is best to replace outlets that are damaged by water, especially when outlets exposed to significant amounts of water. If your home is flooded, consider turning the power off at the main breaker until the damage is professionally assessed. Or your outlet is wet then try to dry the electrical outlet in which the water is entered.
Turn off the main house circuit breaker, but then don’t assume everything is safe. You must test before you touch. And you need to test your test equipment before and after testing the outlet.
If you’re not confidentially familiar with that simple procedure, call a licensed electrician for further assistance, the electricians can help you evaluate damage and make the necessary repairs for a safer home electrical system.
Keeping Yourself Safe
By having the safety tips, you can keep yourself safe for you and your family. While it’s important to have the right equipment, and if you find sprinkler system for fires consult a plumber to make sure the water supply network is in good condition.
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