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Basement Water and Electricity Is A Dangerous Mix

If you live in West Virginia and don't have a waterproofing system installed by Basement Authority of West Virginia, chances are you have water in your basement.

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Most people never consider that water in the basement can be more than just an inconvenience. Water in the wrong areas in your basement can be a major danger for you and your family. If water gets up high enough to get into an outlet or comes into contact with a bare electrical wire, the water can conduct the electricity, turning that water in your basement into a potentially fatal electrical hazard.

But what if water doesn’t get high enough to get up into an outlet or electrical box? Can water still create a dangerous situation for you and your family?

Yes it can. If water touches an electrical appliance and the appliance has a minor short, it can conduct electricity to the water and when you step in that water you can be shocked or even killed. Even if you just touch an appliance with a very minor short, you can receive a serious shock (or worse) if you’re standing in water.

As one can see, water and electricity just don’t mix! To avoid the potential for these water/electricity dangers, don’t take chances. If you see water in your basement that has any chance of coming into contact with electricity, either turn off the power before entering the basement or call an electrician.

As one can see, water in the basement is more than just an inconvenience. It can be a major hazard to you and your family.

Basement Authority of West Virginia offers free, no obligation estimates to rid your basement of water and moisture problems and can even turn your musty basement into clean, comfortable and very beautiful living space. Contact us today for a free, no obligation estimate to waterproof or finish your basement.

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