Province advises New Brunswickers to be careful when buying electronics after the flood

The province is advising New Brunswickers to be careful when buying appliances without knowing their history in the aftermath of the flood. 

The fire marshal and chief electrical inspector are warning people not to use appliances that may have been damaged during the recent spring flooding and to know the origin of any second-hand appliance.

The province says flood-impacted appliances may be sold or offered online, which could pose a significant fire risk to people who buy these items. 

Government is advising New Brunswickers to follow several electrical tips, including not to assume that any part of a flooded device is safe, not to energize any electrical equipment that has been under water, and to replace devices such as water pumps, washers, dryers, dehumidifiers, vacuums, and related tools to prevent a fire and electrical hazard.