Suggestions for Homeowners in Case Your Power Goes Out.
During the Winter months, we seem to see an increase in power outages due to winter storms. Power outages can also occur from accidents or equipment failures. To help you prepare for a potential power outage, here are a few tips.
1. First stay calm and try not to panic. Most power outages are temporary and might be fixed in a short period of time.
2. Next give your neighbor a call to see if they are also experiencing an outage. If they don’t have power this is more likely a widespread outage.
3. Unplug electrical devices to protect them from a potential power surge when the power is turned back on.
4. Gather flashlights and make sure you have plenty of batteries.
5. Keep your refrigerator and/or freezer closed to preserve the cold air inside. If the power outage is going to be longer than a few hours, you might need to gather the items in your refrigerator and put them in coolers.
6. Keep plenty of blankets and coats available to keep your body temperature warm.
7. If you have a fireplace, then put on some firewood and enjoy the warmth of the fire.