Water coming out of a light fixture (this can happen with ceiling lights) is a very dangerous situation. This is nothing to be ignored and must be fixed immediately.
We recommend that you IMMEDIATELY DO THE FOLLOWING:
- Turn off the circuit breaker for the light(s) where the water is coming from. Turning the light switch off will not turn the power to the light off and it may give you a shock.
- Put down buckets, pots, towels, whatever you have to clean up the spilled water.
- Call a professional plumber immediately! If you are in the Atlanta, Ga. area call us at 770-505-8570.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM YOURSELF - YOU COULD BE ELECTROCUTED!
NOTE: Water is a conductor of electricity - if you touch water that is in contact with an electrical current - you WILL BE ELECTROCUTED.
Can Water Leaking Through A Light Fixture Cause A Fire?
The short answer is YES.
The combination of water and electricity can also pose a fire risk. Even if a leak is small, water may find its way into light fixtures and other electrical wiring. In most cases, this will cause a harmless short, but it can sometimes result in sparks that provoke a deadly blaze. For this reason, homeowners should act quickly if they notice water in or around any lights or outlets. - AmericanLeakDetection.com
The bottom line is that this is a dangerous situation and should not be ignored and should not be handled by anyone other than a professional plumber.
If you have any questions about your plumbing or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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