WHAT TO DO IF YOU NOTICE WATER DRIPPING FROM A LIGHT FIXTURE?
Water dripping from a ceiling light fixture can be an extremely dangerous and deserves immediate attention. That is because electricity and water can be a dangerous combination. Most people understand that water drips can come from their plumbing fixtures, but some don’t notice that it’s also possible to suffer a water leak in your light fixtures. To ensure your family’s safety here are steps can help you to safely resolve the issue.
Turn off the electricity. Water can conduct electricity from an active electrical line, and that can become a very dangerous situation as the current flows through the metal parts of the light fixture. Any contact with the electrical current from the fixture and the source of water can cause electric shock. To stay safe, better to turn off your electricity for home through the breaker box.
- Determine the Source of the Water
Once the electricity is off, try to figure out where the water is coming from. If the source of the water is a leaky pipe, you should turn off the water main valve to your home to prevent the spread of water. Leaving the water flowing can develop more ceiling damage.
The Water dripping sometimes pool and cause protrusion in your ceiling. If that the case, you may consider draining the area.
- Have the Light Fixture Replaced
In order to replace the light fixture, first contact a professional water damage specialist to fix the leak. Once the water has been removed and the leak has been repaired, you should have an electrician replace the light fixture. Do not attempt to do the repair by yourself, you may end up making the problem worse and causing more damage or injuring yourself.
Water in a light fixture can be dangerous and can cause injury as well as damage to your house. Take every precaution and allow professionals to do the most important work.
If you notice a problem and need water damage restoration, here at SERVPRO of East Independence/Blue Springs we will provide trustworthy and effective water damage restoration services. Please call us (816) 224-5300.