Stray Voltage Testing
Stray Voltage and Bodies of Water
It’s been on the news lately. Kids and adults have been hurt and killed by electrical currents in water. This can be a very dangerous situation. When one hears about this, questions arise. Can it be prevented? Can the voltage be tested for? The answer to both is yes.
Stray voltage is a potential current in the water. When a person enters the water and then completes the circuit by touching a handrail, wall or anything else grounded they can be electrocuted. Drowning frequently occurs because the body is paralyzed and they cannot bring their head above water. Of course, the shock can cause the heart to stop also.
Stray voltage can be caused by:
- Improperly wired fixtures
- Improper grounds or bonds
- Chafing of wiring
- Improper lighting fixtures installed in the pool
Stray voltage can be found in pools, in spas, in fountains and around docks. Any body of water has the potential to have stray voltage. HomeSpec now has a stray voltage tester to detect these dangerous currents in bodies of water.
Located in Kalamazoo, HomeSpec provides inspections for homes as well as pools and spas. Now you can add a stray voltage test to your inspection. Please keep in mind the test is not part of the standard inspection and must be added. Our service area also includes Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Portage, Three Rivers, Niles, St Joseph, Marshall and the surrounding areas.
If you have any questions about this service please call HomeSpec at 269-425-1203. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Schedule your Stray Voltage in Water Testing now.