The question of whether or not the electrical system has been weakened comes to mind whenever there's water damage in a home or business. Poking around in the wrong place or flipping the wrong switch can have devastating effects because water and electricity are a dangerous combination that could even result in death. However, you may not immediately notice the damage. It's harder to spot flaws when electrical wires are hidden. Contact a dependable electrician from Mr. Electric to have the home's electrical wiring examined, evaluated, and repaired if you notice any water damage near the electrical wires.
In general, a professional should immediately replace any wires that have come into contact with standing water. You may be able to move the wires with heavy-duty work gloves if and only if you have submerged wires that have dried out and have been completely shut off from the power source. This is not recommended, only do this if leaving the wire poses a risk that needs to be addressed right away. If not, leave it up to a professional electrician. Never take a chance that could end badly for you or anyone else.
An additional sign to look out for is the sound of buzzing. You might hear a hum or light buzzing sound coming from various appliances or wires after heavy rain. If it's buzzing, don't even try to handle it. This indicates that it is carrying a rogue charge that will quickly strike you if you get too close. Avoid a pool of water in which a buzzing wire is present as well. Water is just as dangerous as the wire itself because it readily carries a charge.
Water damage is not something to take lightly; electricity and water are not meant to be combined. Turn off the main power source, clean the area, and let it dry when you notice a water spill near or on wiring or an electric source. Next, call Mr. Electric to inspect and repair the water damage done to your electrical wires.