What To Do When The Power Goes Out

We’ve all been there–that moment of sheer panic when the power in your home shuts off. A million thoughts start to race through your mind. While panicking is a natural reaction to the situation, it won’t help you solve the problem at hand. Below are some things you should do when the power goes out.

  • A power outage that occurs in the fall or wintertime can leave you feeling cold. Bundle up to stay warm.
  • If you are still cold, take a warm shower. It will raise your body temperature.
  • Do not go near or touch a downed power line in your community. Instead, alert authorities.
  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors shut. Doing so will keep your food fresher.
  • Remember to unplug all of your heavy duty appliances.
  • Never use a portable generator inside your home.
  • Have a battery-powered radio on hand to listen for announcements on the power outage. Your utility company may have an idea of when your area will receive power.
  • Avoid driving during a power outage. After all, the traffic lights will most likely be out.

If you need assistance with
restoring the power in your home, just call the professional
electricians at TFC Electric. We offer emergency service, 24/7. Call
631-589-2800 for all your electrical needs.

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October 23, 2015