What you Need to do if a Power Cut Strikes your Home

November 3, 2020 10:06 am

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Power cuts are just one of those annoying things that happen every now and again. Often bad weather like high winds will cause damage to power lines and cause a power cut to a local area. Sometimes local works can accidentally cause the power to be cut off. Whatever causes a power cut there are a few things that you should do in the event of one happening in your home.

First of all, make sure you have a made preparations for dealing with a power cut. A torch is essential with spare batteries! You could even get one of these Gener-g diesel generators to power up your home whilst you have a power cut.

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The first thing that you should check when you have the power go off in your home is the fuse box – if any of the switches have tripped then switch it back on to restore power. If it doesn’t go back on, then you have a problem with the electrics in your home. Also check the electricity meter if you are on a pre-pay meter as you may be out of credit!

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Once you have discovered that you have a power cut, it is a good idea to switch off all the sockets in your home, to prevent a power surge from damaging any of your appliances when the electrical power returns. Frozen food that has defrosted should be disposed of as it will not be safe to re-freeze before eating.