Roof Leaks Can Make Your Electrical Buzz

When it comes to electric, there are many things in your house that you’re probably worried about, but there’s one big thing on top of your home that you probably never thought of, and that’s your roof.

You may know an old roof, especially one that’s continually leaking, could cause mold, water damage, and structural damage; but did you also know it could cause electrical damage too?

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Wet Light Fixtures

If you have a light fixture on your ceiling that looks like it’s been flooded with water, the first thing to do is not touch it. Water is a conductor of electricity so even the simple act of turning on the light switch you could lead to a serious big shock. Once you see that water is leaking the next thing you want to do is be sure to shut off the electric panel.

Find The Source

To make your home safe and water free, the next thing you should do is find where the water is coming from. If it’s coming from a pipe or just simply your roof, you’ll need to find a way to stop it and fix it ASAP. If it happens to be a busted pipe, you’ll want to shut off your water supply immediately and contact your local plumber and electrician.

Give Us a Call

Now that you found the source of the leak, and you’ve checked every fixture in your ceiling, you’ll want to be sure to reach out to an electrician. When it comes to water and electricity DIY Is not the way.  An electrician is better equipped to see if there will be any further damage and will identify what needs to be repaired in the safest way possible.

TFC Electric provides residential and commercial electrician services to homes and businesses across Suffolk County, Long Island. Contact us online to get started with a free estimate, or call (631) 589-2800.

April 11, 2018