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How To Handle Finding Water in a Light Fixture

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

water leaking from a fixture Finding water in light fixtures is serious and not a do-it-yourself repair.

You do not expect in the normal course of the day, to see water in light fixtures or dripping from the ceiling in your home in Hialeah, FL, but it can and does occasionally happen. It is a serious situation that needs immediate attention in order to minimize water damage.

What to Do

Panicking will only make matters worse as you may do something dangerous by accident. It does require quick action, however, and knowing what to do can help you handle things more safely.

Turn the electricity off at the breaker box, not with the light switch, as switches have a direct line of electricity to the light and you could get a great shock.

Determine whether the cause is a leaking pipe. If so, shut off the water supply immediately. If the water is coming from rain, that indicates there is some damage on the roof that is letting water in. In either case, check all the other fixtures and ceilings in the home to determine how widespread the leaking is.

Finding water in light fixtures is serious and not a do-it-yourself repair. Because of the dangerous combination of water and electricity, you will need a skilled electrician to check the area and make sure it is dry and safe to replace the fixture. It is generally not safe to reuse the light

What it Means

When a fixture has water in it, that can mean either a broken pipe or a roof leak. In either case, it usually means a certain amount of ceiling damage goes with it. After a plumber has repaired the pipe or a roofer has made the necessary repairs call the water cleanup and restoration professionals in Hialeah, FL  to assess the ceiling damage and restore a safe and sound ceiling, ready to receive a new light fixture.

If you find water in light fixtures, do not hesitate to do what has been outlined above. Your safety and well-being depend on getting the situation in hand right away, which can restore your peace of mind.

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