Home ownership is the American dream. You've saved your money, struggled to find the perfect home, and put every effort into making it a place to be proud of. But, what happens if and when your home falls victim to a flood?
A flood can happen in any home at just about any time. It can be caused by an internal factor such as faulty plumbing or attributed to external weather or environmental factors. Whatever the cause, the aftermath can be overwhelming.
Once the flooding has receded, you will be able to fully assess the damage caused. Then, you can decide on the best approach to either replace or repair your home's structure, electrical components, and anything else damaged by the water.
Make sure your home is safe before checking out the damage!
Aside from the structural damage your home may have incurred, you will need to be especially cautious of any electrical systems that may be compromised.
Floodwaters will infiltrate everything. It's not just the walls and floors that are waterlogged, the electric wiring is also soaked. Those wet wires and fixtures can still carry a current and there is a high risk of electrocution if you make contact in the wrong area.
For those reasons, it's always best to have a trained electrician check your home for safety before you attempt to evaluate any damages.
Should you repair or replace your electrical devices?
Anything related to electricity needs to be evaluated by a professional to assess the damage. Sometimes, simply drying out the water thoroughly will be enough to repair an appliance or wall outlet.
Every home and appliance is different in both manufacturer's standards and endurance levels. A skilled electrician will be able to help you make the best and safest decision on whether to repair or replace electrical systems and components.
If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of dealing with the aftermath of a flood, call the experts at GEN3 Home Experts. Our highly trained, experienced professional electricians will be able to assess your damages and provide clear guidance on moving forward.