If your power suddenly goes out, the problem could be due to severe weather, equipment failure or a scheduled outage. When you experience a power outage, it can be more than a little disconcerting, as electricity can be incredibly dangerous. If you experience an electrical outage, here are three steps you should take to ensure the safety and security of your home.
1. Unplug Electronics
If your power does go out, it is smart to unplug your electrical appliances such as your television, microwave and computers. That way, if the power does return, your devices are safe from a possible power surge.
2. Check Around
To make sure the power outage isn’t relegated simply to your home, check with the neighbors to see if their power is out as well. If it’s not, then the problem may be specific to your home. If their power is out as well, there may be a citywide issue that you will have to wait to be solved.
3. Better Safe Than Sorry
If your home is the only home without power, there may be an issue with your home’s electricity. Electricity can be fatal if you don’t know what you’re doing, so make sure to hire an electrician to help fix or restore your power.
If you do experience a power outage, keeping you, your home and your family safe should be your top priority. To learn more about what steps you should take during a power outage or to find maintenance that can help you after an outage, call AAA Home Services at 314-968-0900.