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07:20AM | 05/11/07
Member Since: 05/10/07
3 lifetime posts
First time poster. Glad to be here.

A little introduction to my problem, I am currently having a remodel done on my house and, after the roof was ripped off, I had a nice downpour that broke through the roof tarp.

As a result, I had a few nice leaks through my ceiling. The one I am particularly worried about was a leak that appeared through one of my ceiling fans. It was going at a pretty good pace until my general contractor was able to repair the tarp and stop the inflow of water.

In the interim, besides not using the fan/light, what should I do to avoid destroying my home. Do I need to remove the ceiling fan? Can I just let it dry out over the next few days? Do I need an electrician to inspect the wires?

I have some basic wiring skills, but I am more worried about no future issues arising from this incident.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


07:53AM | 05/11/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
your ceiling electrical box should be installed with the open portion down. You may still have water sitting on your drywall or still inside the fan mechanism. You may have to remove the fan, flip it and allow it to drain and dry. Good plan not to use it for a while.

You may need a new fan.


07:58AM | 05/11/07
Member Since: 05/10/07
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the quick response. Figured I would have to take the fan out (actually trying to figure out whether it was even going to be kept on the new remodel).

Anything I should worry about with the wiring (besides the fan itself)?

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