Winter is here and the snowy days are ahead and that means possible outages from power lines being damaged; leaving you and your family in the dark from hours to even days at a time. Here are some tips you can use to keep your home safe.
- During a power outage, make sure you turn off all domestic appliances and disconnect devices such as TVs, computers, stereos, and etc. It is important that you do this for it will keep your items from a possible overload once the power has return, which can lead to damage.
- Make sure all light switches are off except one. Leaving one on will let you know when the power has been restored.
- Keep a weather radio, a few flashlights (one for each family member if possible), a clock, and a fan on you at all times. Have extra batteries, for each item should be battery operated. Make sure the flashlights are only used when it is necessary, for you do not want them dying during the outage. During the day, open curtains or blinds for outside light.
- If power lines are down stay away from them as much as possible and let your utility company know immediately. Treat all fallen wires as if they are electric because they still could be. Also stay away from areas that may be flooded or have a lot of debris.
- Most importantly, invest in a standby generator that operates automatically, one that powers your major appliances and other devices immediately once an outage occurs. Make sure that you buy one that is cordless and that doesn’t need refueling.
At Southeast Power, we have the number one selling brand of home generators. Each of our generators run off of natural gas or LP fuel so there is no need for the refueling or the extension cord. Call us today and leave the worries to us, while staying warm and enjoying the snow with your family.