Where properties have been significantly damaged by floods or fire, checks of household wiring and appliances are imperative.
Household wiring checks must be carried out by a licensed electrician or licensed electrical inspector. Appliances can be checked by a licensed electrician, licensed electrical inspector or an appliance repair specialist.
If power supplies have not been restored to homes for any reason, householders must not connect generators or perform other electrical work around the home. Such practice is both illegal and dangerous - this work can only be carried out by licensed electricians.
Any gas appliances which has been water affected should not be used until inspected by a licensed gasfitter who will detect if they are not operating properly and if necessary shut them down.