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Flooding events often occur in Florida, especially because it is a coastal state and it often is on the Atlantic hurricane path. These disasters often happen without prior warning, causing unexpected and massive damages to property, infrastructure and health. One of the less obvious risks of a flooding emergency is the potential to be injured by downed power lines and affected electrical systems and components.
The dangers of electricity during a flooding event must not be taken lightly, as they can cause serious bodily injuries and even death. ServiceMaster by Wright has compiled some electrical safety tips to protect yourself and your family during flooding disasters in Florida.
Compromised electrical systems cause some of the most severe risks during floods. Keep these tips in mind during an active flooding situation:
Residual moisture can be very detrimental to your electrical system and components. It can cause corrosion and rusting, damaging electrical elements beyond repair.
- HVAC equipment
- Major appliances, especially those with a motor
- Water heaters
- Wiring, switches, circuitry and outlets
Electrical systems are complex and can be dangerous, and this risk can increase during floods or other water damage disasters. Follow these electrical safety tips to prevent injuries.
Floods can happen anytime, which means that you'd most likely be facing an emergency situation when you experience a flooding event. ServiceMaster by Wright has a 24-hour Emergency hotline to attend to your needs immediately.
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