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Beware of waterlogged appliances, city warns


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Summer storms can do more than postpone baseball games and make the grass grow greener. They can flood basements and damage washers, dryers and other electric appliances.

Nick Tatton, Community Director for Price, recommends homeowners use caution when dealing with waterlogged appliances. Following are a few safety tips:

Do not enter a flooded room until the home's electricity has been shut off. If your electrical panel is in the flooded room, ask your power company to switch the electricity off at the outdoor meter.

Remove covers from wet switches, outlets and junction boxes. After cleaning them, let them air dry.

Ask an electrician to inspect your electrical system before turning the electricity back on.

You can clean and dry most electric irons, lamps and ranges yourself. Check cords and plugs for damage and remove covers to let the appliances air dry.

Other appliances-radios, televisions and water heaters, for example-should be cleaned by a professional.

Don't overlook wet thermostats, cords and plugs. And don't use anything electrical after a flood until an electrician has given you the OK.

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