Monthly Archives: March 2020

Flood Damage & Electrical Safety

It is easy to be rattled when a storm hits and water floods your house. Of course, you should think of the safety of your loved ones first. But afterwards, the natural impulse would be to call a Victoria BC electrician, inspect your belongings and the rest of the building for damage.

When a basement or a low portion of a house or building floods, the first thing one should do is to ensure that there is no electrical current running through the flooded area. In fact, you should shut power off to the entire house for safety’s sake. Most homes will have the main circuit breaker in the garage or somewhere inside the house where it is easily accessible. (It’s a good idea to locate the breaker panel when you first move into a house or apartment.)  If you are unsure of what to do, it would be …