What To Do If you Notice Water Dripping From a Light Fixture?
Water dripping from a ceiling light fixture can be 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 do not consider that it is also possible to suffer water damage in your light fixtures. To ensure your family’s safety, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville recommends these steps that 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 an extremely 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 drips often and causes protrusion in your ceiling. If that is the case, you may consider draining the area.
Have the Light Fixture Replaced
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 mitigation and restoration, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will provide trustworthy and effective water damage restoration services. Call us at 916-933-3890.