Though power outages do not happen very frequently, these are still one of the scariest experiences. Not all of us like to live in darkness and without a heating or cooling system when we are so addicted to the electrical bounties that are gifted to us by our scientist friends. But since power outages are prevalent, it’s very crucial to be prepared for the outage, to deal with the emergency system wisely and later get the system checked once the power is back!
Ø What should you do to deal with power outages wisely?
Most power outages do get over within just a few minutes or hours. But mostly, if they are due to the extreme weather conditions or some electrical hazards, they tend to last longer than hours or even days. Let’s read the best ways to prepare and deal with this difficult situation:
o Check for the source of power outages — Often power outages happen due to climatic conditions and the damage that happens to power lines because of it. But if you see that only your home is under an outage and nothing is broadcasted on the news channels, then better call an experienced and Niceic registered electrician from Oakley Electrical Contractors to check your power systems and electrical lines. They are experts in wires and switches and would immediately know the reason behind the power cut and will definitely help you overcome this difficult situation in the shortest time span.
o Stock up always when you know it’s frequent — In some places, the government officially announces if there is a chance of power outage (and also if there are any assumptions of it happening quite frequently in the next few days). In such a case, always stock up your inventory with the food items that don’t perish easily. Also keep your batteries and candles (and matchboxes) ready. Ensure that your mobile phones are properly charged and even your drinking water supply is adequate.
o Keep generators at disposal — Some areas face frequent power outages during the rainy season or when there is a hurricane in the place. If you are residing in such a place, ensure that you have a generator in your home. You can pick the one that works on fuel or through solar energy. Just switch it on during a power outage and you won’t have the difficulties that you otherwise face at such times.
o Keep gas heaters at home —One more safety measure is to keep gas heaters at your home in order to be prepared for those sudden power outages. You definitely don’t want to bath in cold water in such a climate due to the power outage!
o Keep wood for your chimney but avoid the charcoal heating system in the house —Keeping woods handy for chimneys is the best solution during a power outage. But do avoid using charcoal in the house. Especially, when you have little kids at home because it emits carbon monoxide and you can be prone to various health problems if you breathe in such an atmosphere.
These are the best and safest measures that we can suggest you to be prepared for power outages and to deal with them finely. But in the end ensure to be calm but stay alert. Remember, power outages can be dangerous even though they are normal in some areas of the world.