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    Schneider Electric Canada Provides Safety Precautions for Water-Damaged Equipment Due to Flooding

  • May 18, 2017

    Schneider Electric Canada, global specialist in energy management and automation, urges those affected by recent floods to exercise caution when working with water damaged electrical equipment, and is offering tips to homeowners, businesses and electrical contractors to stay safe.

    While restoring power is a priority, doing it safely is an absolute necessity. Schneider Electric Canada recommends the following safety guidelines before re-energizing a home or business:

    • Ensure the power is off before working on any equipment
    • Call a licensed electrician to inspect and repair your electrical system
    • Many types of electrical equipment must be replaced after exposure to water (Details here)
    • Electrical equipment must be used in accordance with the ratings and instructions for that equipment
    • Electrical equipment must be installed in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code® and other applicable local or provincial codes
    • Installations or repairs should be inspected by qualified authorities before restoring power

    To learn more about dealing with water and damaged electrical equipment, visit the links below for electrical safety guidelines, visit us at or call 1-800-265-3374.

    Schneider Electric is also working closely with local teams in affected areas to help in the rebuilding effort. Our Donor Matching program is helping residents in need. Canadians interested in offering support can donate to the local Red Cross Spring Floods Appeal.