During summer thunderstorm season, it’s important to understand the risks associated with electronics that have been exposed to water. 

Thunderstorms are commonplace in the summer, and if you aren’t careful, excess water could damage your electronics and put you in danger. If you have electronics in the basement, your garage, outside or in any other flood-prone areas in your home, you need to know about the risks of using water exposed electronics. Here are some of the risks that are associated with electronics that have been exposed to water

#1. Electrical Shock

There are a variety of ways that you could get an electric shock, including damaged wiring and equipment, as well as standing water. Even if you handle an electronic when your hands are damp, you are at a higher risk for getting shocked. Water can make even a low voltage deadly, so never handle electronics that have been exposed to water.

#2. Fire

Any damage to an electrical wire raises the risk of a fire, and yes, that includes water damage. If the wires are exposed or they make contacts that they weren’t designed to make, you are at risk for an electrical fire.

#3. Damage to Wiring and Electronics

Water can actually alter the circuitry in your electronic devices, which can lead to arcing, power surges and other issues that can irreversibly damage your electronics and wiring in a matter of seconds.

If your electronics have been exposed to water, never handle them on your own. Instead, contact the talented electricians in Cincinnati, OH from ElectricMasters.