How to Handle A Power Outage

How to Handle A Power Outage
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There is never a convenient time to experience a power outage, but like all emergencies — a blackout may strike at the most unexpected time. If you find yourself without power, here are a few tips on how you can manage:

Track Mobile Power Inventory

Make sure to have batteries or an alternative power source available to meet your electronic needs and charge your portable items such as charger or power bank. Have a flashlight available for every household member, and gauge whether your cellphone has enough charge to last until you have access to electricity again. 

Medical Supplies

It’s important to have instructions handy for medicine that must be refrigerated or kept at a set temperature. The best way to know is to talk to your medical provider about a medical outage plan; it provides insights and helps one understand the specific guidelines for medicine critical to one’s life. 

Managing Appliances

During a power outage, temporary lighting methods such as a fireplace or gas oven are often used to heat or as an alternative for lighting causing levels of carbon monoxide to rise. As a result, it’s crucial to avoid poisoning by installing detectors at all levels of your home to keep track of carbon monoxide. A rule of thumb is never to use a gas stovetop or oven to power your home. In addition, it’s essential to note power may come back on sporadically during an electricity outage, so it’s in your benefit to turn off or disconnect appliances, equipment, or electronics. 

Generator Install

Lastly, the best way to combat a power outage is to install a home standby generator, which will automatically turn on seconds after the power goes out. Installing a home generator at your home or business brings immense value, peace of mind for starters, and living life without any interruptions.

To find more information on the standby generator that will best suit your needs, contact us today for a home generator assessment.

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PSA- Hurricane Preparation

Preparation and Generators

News providers report there is a 60% chance that a tropical depression will form in the Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of formation, Southwest Florida can expect upwards of 2-4 inches of rain. Some counties have already experienced rainfall well above the average for this time of the year. In addition to tropical depressions, the 2018 hurricane season is expected to be above average (see chart below). This being said, let us talk about preparation.

Hurricane Prediction 2018
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Hurricane season is ramping up. Consequently, it is important to make sure your generator is up to date on maintenance. Time and time again, we see families who have neglected maintenance. This results in a generator that does not work when you need it the most. With power outages that can last days, or even weeks, you do not want to be looking into the disappointed eyes of a spouse for a week when the A/C no longer works.

Generators are similar to vehicles, they require oil, filter changes, and routine usage. Maintenance should typically be performed once every two years. Things such as debris and failed parts can inhibit proper functionality. Providing maintenance on a generator can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, authorized dealers have experienced technicians specifically trained on the maintenance and upkeep of generators.

PSA- Hurricane Preparation

Having a generator alone is not enough. They require proper care in order to maintain your peace of mind. We encourage home and business owners to prepare before a Hurricane threatens Florida. Don’t be left in the dark.

PSA- Hurricane Preparation
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