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How to Respond to a Power Outage | SERVPRO Safety Tips

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Downed power lines and a SERVPRO logo. Report any fallen power lines. Don’t touch or go near any downed lines.

Gusty Summer storms are known to take down power lines. If you experience a power outage, here’s how to respond safely: 

  • Find out whether the power outage is only within your home or if it's affecting others in your community so you can make the most effective plan of action.
  • If the power outage was the result of a storm or other natural disaster, check your property for damage. Report any fallen power lines. Don’t touch or go near any downed lines.
  • Unplug any sensitive devices and electronics to avoid power surge damage once the power is restored.
  • Leave one light plugged in with the switch on so that you can tell when the power is restored.
  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as long as possible so your food stays cold.
  • Candles pose a fire hazard. Use battery-powered lights instead.
  • Don’t use any water-damaged electrical outlets, appliances, or circuit breaker boxes until they’ve been checked by a professional.
  • Avoid electrical shocks from flooded basements or rooms.

The professionals at SERVPRO have helped homeowners recover from storm damage for more than 50 years. Call 1-800-SERVPRO for immediate assistance.

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