What to do During an Electrical Outage?

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Harsh weather, storms, lightning strikes, and severe wind all can cause major disruptions to the electricity in our homes, offices, and neighborhoods. Florida is certainly not shy to storms, especially during the summer time and the hurricane season, however there are some misconceptions about what to do when there is a power outage and you are left without electricity for a period of time. Midway Services is here to help you navigate through that time so it goes by smoothly and you don’t have to panic.

Many times you can have short term power failures, and generally this does not affect an entire geographical region. If your power goes out, first check and see if the homes around you have their power. If so, it may be an issue with your own home systems. In these cases, the simple act of resetting your circuit breaker or changing a fuse may be enough to solve the problem. If that doesn’t work, make a call to your electric provider who can dispatch someone right away to figure out the issue. Any appliances that are plugged in, like televisions or microwaves, should be unplugged so there is no damage to them.

If you are in a situation where power is out for a long period of time, you are going to want to have some things that should have been in a safe place just in case:

  • Flashlights
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Candles and matches
  • Extra supply of batteries for flashlights and radio
  • Basic first-aid supplies
  • A small supply of drinking water and food
  • Baby supplies if an infant is in the home

Some other tips include:

  • Keeping the refrigerator and freezer shut & wrapped in towels for more insulation
  • Turn off A/C Unit
  • Dress comfortably and ventilate your home naturally

If you have any questions or concerns about how to be prepared for a power outage, our experts at Midway Services would love to assist you! Contact us today to make sure your home is ready for any and all natural occurrences.

 

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