Water and electricity can become a deadly combination. Why? While pure water isn’t a great conductor of electricity, the mineral ions often found in water are. So when lightning or another source of electricity hits water, the current flows throughout the liquid. Despite the potential dangers, there are times when we need electricity sources near water. With a setup done by an expert electrician, you can be assured all will be safe. Every member of Power North is a qualified, union electrician that knows how to keep power safe near water. So when Spirit Lake Marina needed to update its power outlets, it turned to Power North member Holden Electric.
Spirit Lake Marina is a marina and RV park along the banks of the St. Louis River that opened in 2014. What used to be a large-scale boat manufacturing factory in the early 1900s now offers a place to rent a pontoon or keep your boat. While fun is a priority, the safety of guests is the top priority. To continue providing customers with safe electricity, Spirit Lake hired Holden Electric to make the necessary updates. Once finished, all 100 boat slips and 45 RV sites’ electric hook-ups will be up to the latest code.
Regular electrical updates are very important, especially around water. Electrical systems can become outdated and corroded over time, which can lead to safety hazards. Updating the electrical on your docks can help to prevent electrical fires and other dangerous accidents.
Electrical & Water Safety Tips
At Power North, we always follow safety protocols. To stay safe around water and electricity, it is important to be aware of the dangers and to take all the necessary precautions. Here are a few tips:
- Never use electrical appliances near water.
- Never touch electrical appliances with wet hands.
- Never swim in or near electrical areas.
- Use ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets in areas where water is present, such as near sinks and showers.
- Install arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) devices in your home to help prevent electrical fires.
- Have your electrical wiring inspected and updated regularly by a qualified union electrician.
Whether you’re updating a marina of 100 or your family’s cabin dock, make sure your electrical wiring is inspected and updated regularly by a qualified union electrician. Any one of the Power North teams are here to help with whatever you need.
Reach out to find a contractor today.