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Tips on Handling Water Damaged Electrical Equipment

Handling Electrical Equipment In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

We received a pretty timely email from the folks at Leviton this afternoon and based on the events of the week we wanted to forward it along.

Even if you're not in an effected area, this information should be helpful to you and your customers.


Hurricane Sandy has disrupted lives and caused extensive damage to homes, businesses and government structures. Now people are anxious to repair the damage and get on with their lives. Electrical professionals need to know how to address and repair water-damaged equipment.

NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) has developed a comprehensive report that details how to address water-damaged equipment and make repairs.

You can link to NEMA Report Here

NEMA also provides a chart identifying specific types of electrical apparatus and if they can be reconditioned or simply replaced after exposure to water and wet environments.

You can link to NEMA Chart Here