You never know when the next power outage is going to strike. It could be an accident that knocks down a pole or a terrible storm that blows through and takes out a few lines or transformers. No matter the reason, the result is always the same—no electricity. Fortunately, these incidents are few and far between for the most part. It is always a good idea to be prepared and one of the ways you can do that is by arming yourself with knowledge before the power outage happens. Your electrician in Burbank has some valuable tips to prevent you from enduring any serious loss following the outage. The team at H Electric can provide you with more information if you would like it.
Obviously, there is no need to panic in the aftermath of a loss of power. It will all be over soon and the only thing you can do is sit back and enjoy a few hours without being “plugged in.” Speaking of, you will want to unplug all of your sensitive electronics. Anything that has a computer in it should be unplugged to protect the device from a power surge when the electricity comes back on. This can save you a lot of money in Burbank electrical repairs. You can’t unplug your refrigerators and other large appliances, but for the most part, they should be okay. Turn off all light switches as well to reduce a major power surge coming into the house.
If it is cold out, make sure you keep the doors and windows closed to the outside. Close any doors to rooms that are not necessary. Bundle up in warm clothing and grab a blanket. When possible, keep everybody in the same room so body heat has a chance to keep you warm. If you have a woodstove, you are in luck! If you would like to learn more about what you can do to ride out a power outage, give H Electric a call today.