Winter is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year, but now that the holidays are over, it’s safe to say that most of us are getting sick of the snow and cold temperatures! Winter is uncomfortable and can even be deadly during a sudden power outage. Power outages due to winter storms don’t seem to be as common as they once were, but that doesn’t mean you don’t still have to be prepared for one. Keep reading to learn how to prep yourself for a power outage while you wait for an emergency electrician in Forsyth County, GA:
- Learn how to start a fire: If you have a wood-burning fireplace, a power outage is the perfect time to use it! If you’ve never really used your fireplace before, a quick Google search will teach you the best way to start up a fire. Make sure you have plenty of newspaper, kindling and firewood on hand to start your fire and keep it roaring through the night while you wait for the electricity to come back on.
- Ensure your cell phone is charged: Thanks to cell phones, we’re always connected to friends, family and the outside world—that is, until the battery dies! If a storm is rolling through, make sure you keep your phone on the charger for as long as possible. The last thing you want is to be disconnected from your loved ones during a power outage. You never know how long it might be before the power comes back on and you can recharge your phone.
- Keep your fridge closed: Your refrigerator will keep food cold for quite a while, even if the power is out. However, the more often you open and shut the door, the warmer your food will get and the faster it’ll expire. Only open the door when you need to grab something, and close it again as quickly as you can.
- Unplug appliances: Once your power goes out, it’s important to run around and unplug any appliances, computers and TVs. A sudden surge of electricity once the power comes back on can permanently damage all of your expensive electronic equipment. The only way to ensure that doesn’t happen is to unplug it all.
- Buy an emergency radio: Finally, be sure to stop by your local hardware store to pick up an emergency radio. A battery operated or hand crank radio will keep you updated with the latest weather news, so you won’t be stuck in the dark (so to speak) when it comes to important announcements.
Follow the steps above and you should be set in the event that your power goes out in the middle of a snow or ice storm! Keep your phone charged and be sure to call an emergency electrician in Forsyth County, GA from Duke Electric Co. We’ll be out as quickly as we can to get your power on to ensure you’re able to resume your daily activities with as little disruption as possible.
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