Weather can be extremely unpredictable. If you live in a region that experiences regular weather changes, you already aware of this. Electrical outages can occur, and keeping you, your family, and your home safe during those times is imperative. A professional electric service company can inspect your home after a bad storm and perform any needed electrical repairs. But preparing for an electrical outage should take place before one happens. Here are several things you can do before a storm.
1. Prepare an Emergency Electrical Outage Kit
Always have an emergency electrical outage kit ready for emergencies. Keep it easily accessible and make sure it contains items such as flashlights, candles, matches, extra batteries and first aid products.
2. Adjust Your Refrigerator and Freezer Temperatures
If an electrical outage is imminent, turn the temperature down on both your refrigerator and freezer. While the power will still go out, your cold items can stay cold longer this way.
3. Cut Nearby Tree Branches
It’s likely your electrical contractor has already recommended this, but it’s good practice to keep tree branches near your home trimmed. This will probably prevent debris from hitting your house or electrical lines.
4. Unplug Your Items and Appliances
Once your power has gone out, it’s a good idea to unplug everything in your home. This will ensure your items and appliances aren’t damaged if the power surges suddenly. You should speak with a professional electrician about additional precautions.
Need Professional Help Before or After an Electrical Outage in Bothell?
Whether you’re preparing for an electrical outage caused by stormy weather or you’re recovering from a recent electrical outage, it’s always a good idea to speak with a professional electrician. If you have questions or need to schedule an inspection, repairs and an upgrade, contact Neighborhood Electric Services of Snohomish and King Counties today. Call or send us a message today to get a quote, and don’t forget to check our our special online offers!
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