With the recent rainfall here in Kentucky, and more on the way, we thought it would be a good time to remind you of the danger presented by the possible flooding of your home or basement.
Having your home or basement flooded is a very stressful time, but it can also be a very dangerous time if you are not careful. Flash flooding can occur so quickly that we do not have time to prepare our homes properly. Below, we wanted to offer 4 tips to keep you safe during/after a flood.
- NEVER go into a basement, recently flooded or still filled with water, until you have contacted the utility company or licensed electrician to disconnect the home from the power grid.
- Always have someone with you when entering the home after a flood. DO NOT enter until you are off the power grid, but even then, having someone else there in case of danger or emergency is a must. Bring plenty of lighting and wear appropriate clothing.
- After the flooding and recovery, ask an electrician to do a through check of your home’s electrical system. Rusted metals might prevent proper grounding in some cases.
- Once you begin recovery of your home/basement, remember, all electrical equipment will be ruined. Do not try to plug in a flooded piece of electrical powered equipment.
Remember, for all your electrical needs, TRUST THE EXPERTS AT BABCON! We will actually show up! CALL US TODAY at 859-623-3848