Outdoor electrical outlet got wet - trip switch tripped
Asked Jul 15, 2010, 02:40 AM
I hope you can help. I need some advise on my outside electrical outlet. Last night we had a heavy storm and the electricity tripped on one section of the house including the outside outlet. The trip switch couldn't be reset (it just kept tripping).
Suspecting the outdoor outlet I examined it and noticed that some rain had managed to get inside - so I think it's safe to say that this is what caused the trip.
My question is this - Is it safe to just reset the electricity once the outlet has dried out? Or should I look at replacing the outlet, or having an electrician take a look at it? What is the likelihood of something like this causing a fire or anything?
Any advise is greatly appreciated.