Dealing with Basement Flooding
Water and electricity don’t mix. We all know that, right? So if you experience a flood in your home, there is a risk of electric shock that can injure or even kill you. I’m going to explain what to do if your basement floods.
Basement Already Flooded?
Here are some things you need to know if you have a flooded basement:
Do NOT enter your basement
If the water in your flooded basement is above the level of electrical outlets, baseboard heaters, or furnaces, or is near your electrical panel-DO NOT enter your basement.
Call Your Utility Company
Call your local electric utility right away and arrange for them to disconnect power to your
home. Don’t try to fix this yourself.
Watch Out For Power Lines
There could be downed power lines in your area. If you see one, stay back 10 meters. Call 9-1-1 and your local electric utility to report it.