How a Minor Leak Can Devastate Your Home's Electrical System?
While curing the RCC slab, water is seeping around the electrical line and pouring down the wall to the ground. What is the underlying reason and how may it be remedied?
Nowadays, electricity is used in almost every area of our life. It is used to provide light in gloomy regions, power requirements such as medical machines and refrigerators for food, as well as enjoyment for you and your family. When leaks are introduced into the equation, issues begin to emerge.
They may appear to be a minor annoyance until water begins to accumulate around your electrical equipment and light fixtures. It’s essential to plan ahead of time and rectify any leaks as soon as possible.
The Dangers of Electrocution
When exposed to electricity, water may become an extremely powerful conductor. The good news is that leaks will be simple to spot on ceilings and floors, but not so much in locations you wouldn’t regularly access.
Water may (and will) ultimately accumulate in your lighting fixtures and travel down the interior of your walls into your light switches and outlets. be from any switches, pull chains, fixtures, or outlets where you may notice water accumulating.
Call a qualified electrician to inspect your electrical system, as well as a roofer or plumber to determine whether the leak is coming from the roof or the plumbing.
The Fire Danger
When you have a leak in a portion of your house that you don’t visit, it might take many days for the leak to be noticed in other parts of your house.
This can damage your electrical lines and encourage mould development, causing your electricity to short out or spark a fire.
If you have any lighting fixtures that have been submerged for an extended length of time, it is advised that you just replace them. (Also, make sure the electrical lines are examined.)
The Dangers of Your Ceilings Collapsing Leaks may wreak havoc on the majority of home ceilings. This occurs when water begins to seep into your ceiling, causing it to expand and lose the majority of its structural integrity.
Soaked ceilings are exceedingly dangerous to be near, and when they collapse, they might take the light fixtures with them. The last thing you want is for you or a honey to be standing beneath it when it collapses.
A solution to the problem
The best thing to do in the case of a leak is to clean up the whole affected area of the house.
After that, contact your chosen electrician to return and examine the damage to your wiring. (If the leak persists, contact a plumbing repair professional in your area.)