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The Unexpected Danger Of Water In Your Home

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

This time of year it can rain unexpectedly and leave a large amount of water behind causing your home or business to flood. With the most recent storm that passed through our area, that is exactly what happened. Many area businesses and homes flooded and in some homes the water reached over 4 feet high because once it entered the home it had nowhere else to go. 

In one house in particular, the water level reached an electrical panel that had not been shut off. This caused the panel to explode and the entire back of the home was engulfed in flames within seconds. This seems impossible but it does happen. Electric and water do not mix. Luckily everyone was able to escape the home safely and without injury.  

What could they have done to prevent this? If you ever notice there is water in your home, identify the source of the water.  If it is coming from a pipe or appliance you can turn off the water in your home.  If the water is coming from an outside source you cannot control, such as a flood, have the electric company safely turn off the power to your home. 

If you have flood or fire damage in your home we can help (708) 532-3377

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