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What Electrical Contractors Should Be Aware of Regarding Flood Damaged Premises

When restoring power to a flood damaged premise there are several conditions to be aware of and processes to comply with. An electrical permit must be submitted and all work must meet the minimum requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code. When electrical equipment is exposed to water corrosion will happen rapidly.

  • All service feeders and circuits that were subjected to the flood must be meggered to be clear of all faults.
  • If the service cable on that premise is the old cloth covered SE Cable and was subjected to the flood, it must be replaced.
  • All meters sockets must be securely mounted.
  • Grounding must be checked and if repairs are required, they must meet the minimum requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code.
  • Breakers that were subjected to water must be replaced; the old ones must be destroyed.
  • If the panel is corroded, it must be replaced or cleaned and meggered. If replaced, the old panel must be destroyed.
  • Houses with aluminum wiring (if subjected to the flood) must have approved devices installed if repairs are made.
  • All circuits that were subjected to the flood must be meggered to the voltage rating of the cable (i.e. 300 volts NMD cable).
  • If old braided cloth branch circuits were used, they must be dry and meggered.
  • All devices that were subjected to the flood must be dry and free of corrosion, or they will have to be replaced.
  • Pay special attention to premises with a crawlspace or a basement, as they may have pumps, furnaces, water heaters, space heating, or other wiring that may need to be replaced.
  • Ground fault receptacles that were subjected to the flood must be replaced.