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Water leaked through bathroom floor into kitchen - when is is safe to switch on light?

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slotnicki Sun 15-May-05 21:18:57

When cleaning in the bathroom this morning, a tap came off in my hand, with water going everywhere. My dp had to stem the flow with towels, but we had quite a flood before the problem was sorted out. The water then went through the floor into the kitchen celiling below. When would it be safe to switch the light on - or should I get an electrician in? This has never happened to me before but do know that bathroom floods aren't uncommon

starlover Sun 15-May-05 21:49:25

we had this from the flat upstairs...
i did get an electrician to look at it, but to be honest all he did was take the plastic cover off and say "looks dry"

I did leave it a day to dry out before having the light on though!

hub2dee Sun 15-May-05 22:03:44

It's safe when it's completely dry.

Water drips along cables etc. into ceiling roses etc.

Best to wait as long as you can really. Maybe put a table light in the kitchen so you have light in the interim.

The fuse / breaker should take care of any emergency type shorts though.

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