Whether it’s extreme weather such as flooding or wildfires, or accidental power grid disruptions, we’ve all experienced loss of power to our homes. At the very least, power failures are frustrating; at the worst, devastating. Make sure you have a plan to keep your family safe and restore power. Slate Electrical is here for you amid the chaos – we offer emergency electrical services to those without power.
What Should You Do in Case of Power Failure?
Before we arrive to restore power, there are some steps you should take to ensure the protection of your home and its inhabitants. Here’s what we recommend:
- Gather Supplies – Grab your emergency preparedness kit which should include flashlights and extra batteries.
- Consider the Weather – If it is cold outside, add extra clothing layers to your list of emergency supplies. If you think your home will become inhospitable due to the cold, find an alternative place to stay that has power.
- Electrical Safety – It’s important to switch off all equipment and appliances that are plugged in. If you have a backup generator, make sure you are operating it safely away from your house.
As you can see, planning for a power failure takes some forethought. Create an action plan that will work for you, your family, and your location.
We know there is never a good time for a power outage! However, there are procedures you can take to best prepare for this unpredictable event. Slate Electrical is here to help you stay safe. Save our number in your phone in case of emergency: tel:406-461-7374. We’ll come to your rescue!