In Atlanta, GA we can get thunderstorms at various times of the year, and sometimes when this happens, the power can go out. Knowing what to do when your home loses power during a thunderstorm can help you maintain control and avoid costly damage.
Tips On What to Do Without Electricity
- Keep flashlights on hand. Always have a flashlight stored in a toolbox or junk drawer, so you’ll be able to light up your home when the power goes out.
- Avoid lighting fires indoors. Don’t light a fire because you get cold, unless you have a fully-operational fireplace and you know how to use it.
- Don’t open the refrigerator or freezer. Cold food in your refrigerator and freezer can stay cold for a long time if the doors aren’t opened. Each time you open your refrigerator and freezer doors, you let out cold air that could lead to food spoilage. Keep canned, boxed and bagged food on hand to eat during a power outage.
- Keep your landline functional. Many households are moving away from landline usage because they rely so much on cell phones. During a power outage, land lines still function but cell phones may go out. Keep your landline functional to ensure that you can communicate with the world outside.
- Call your utility company. Your utility company may not know about your power outage. Calling the utility company from a landline can help ensure that your power company will come as soon as possible.
- Keep your car gas tank at least half full. Remember, if the power goes out where you are, the power may be out at gas stations.
Contact Parker Young for Repairs
At Parker Young, we provide disaster repair services to people in times of trouble. For Atlanta, GA disaster repair services after a thunderstorm, contact us.