Offbeat Restore Electrosafety for floods

18:32  28 july  2021
18:32  28 july  2021 Source:   haus.de

in the ruins of the floods, the quest for the missing

 in the ruins of the floods, the quest for the missing © Christof Stache aerial view of relief removing the rubble at the edge of the river Ahr after the floods that ravaged western Germany, in Schuld, near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, July 18, 2021 The pipes sink into the darkness of a garage of Ahrweiler, German city affected by floods. Thousands of liters of water are pumped from the basement, while firefighters, outside, apprehend to discover one of the many disappeared desperately sought by their loved ones.

flooding not only endangers the building fabric, but also electrosafety in your house. Measures that they are supposed to protect against an electric shock are usually override due to water damage. Therefore, first check the electrical installation before putting everything back into operation. We explain what you need to pay attention to.

Wenn Hochwasser in Keller oder Wohnung dringt, erhöht sich das Risiko eines elektrischen Schlags. Wie Sie vorgehen, um die Elektrosicherheit wieder herzustellen, lesen Sie in unserem Ratgeber. © Provided by the house When flooding penetrates in cellar or apartment, the risk of electric shock increases. As you approach to restore electrosurance, read in our guidebook. The most important thing shortly, you will switch off electrical systems before entering a flooded house.Contact to check electrical safety your energy supplier or electro-specialist operation. Allow household appliances completely drying.

More and more often, heavy rain and storms in Germany lead to flood and floods. If the water is pumped out of cellars and houses, the cleanup and repair work begin. Damage to the masonry and buildings themselves are usually visible immediately. Hidden, on the other hand, damage is due to the electrical installation of the house . For this reason, after the first cleanup you should check the installation and repair if necessary.

Floods: Belgium collects in tribute to victims

 Floods: Belgium collects in tribute to victims © provided by the point L A Belgium pays tribute on Tuesday to the victims of the floods of unpublished magnitude which devastated the region of Liège (EST) the 14 and July 15, with a day of "national mourning" marked by a minute of silence that the whole country is called to observe at noon. According to an interim assessment, Monday night, strong floods due to diluvian rains, which have caused the collapse of dozens of houses, cost 31 people.

Energy suppliers may set the power supply in the affected areas for a certain time in the event of a flood to ensure electrosiness. The reason: Floods are considered as an event of force majeure. The general obligation to supply electricity through the energy supplier is eliminated. This avoids short circuits and electric blows in flooded buildings.

Electrosafety: After a flood, correct

when the cellar is under water , you must ensure that the electrical systems are switched off before they enter it. Because now are protective devices that protect them from a punch is no longer active. Through the contact with water they have become ineffective. Allow the systems to be switched off from one electrical operation or your energy supplier.

in China, passengers trapped in the metro after flooding monsters

 in China, passengers trapped in the metro after flooding monsters © provided by Liberation A Zhengzhou, in the center of China, the streets have become true torrents after diluvian rains, July 20th. Climatic disasters follow each other and are tragically alike. After the heat records in North America, the dramatic floods in Europe , it is the turn of China to undergo the pangs of a climate which seems to lose the pedals completely. After several days of diluvian rains in the province of Henan (center of the country), the city of Zhengzhou is under the waters.

If the water has expired and the electrical system is switched off, first checks a specialist operation of electrosurance. If necessary, this takes over the repair and takes the electrical installation back into operation. If you have an photovoltaic system , you must also be properly switched off and checked. As long as the plant is still running, you must not enter flooded rooms if inverter and connection to the power grid are in flooded areas.

What you can not do

Do not check the electrical safety after a flood itself. Leave the work trained professionals. Do not turn on undermined household appliances without completely drying and cleaning them before. Again, you should check the devices professionally. There is always the risk of electric shock. In addition, the household appliance can break during a missing test.

Electrosafety: How to bend damage before

is with you flood risk, you should plan your electrical installation accordingly and protect in order to ensure the electrical safety in case of emergency. Bring your home connection box and main distributor to an elevated position. This is at least half a meter above the expected centenary flood height. Vote with your energy supplier in advance.

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