Storms, wild animals, accidents and just completely random acts can all result in a power outage. They can happen day or night, you just never know. Sometimes the power outage lasts just a few brief minutes and other times, depending on the cause, it can last for hours. It is always best to be prepared for a long power outage so you are never left scrambling trying to find resources like flashlights and batteries. You don’t want to be one of those people running from store to store trying to find a flashlight only to find you were too late and they are all sold out. A Los Angeles electrician has some advice for what you can to today to prepare for the power outage that is likely to eventually happen. You can call H Electric for more tips.
*Stock up on at least 2 flashlights now. An extra set of batteries for each is also a good idea. It doesn’t hurt to have at least one flashlight for every person living in the house. This allows them to carry the flashlight to the bathroom or around the house.
*Have emergency candles on hand along with sturdy candleholders. On a side note, these candles drip a lot of wax so it doesn’t hurt to have coasters to place the candleholders on. Make sure you have matches or a lighter as well.
*As an extra layer of precaution, keep a bottle of water purification tablets with your kit. Depending on your water supply system, you may need to provide your own clean drinking water. If you are on a well system, you may want to consider having a standby generator installed by an electrician.
Keep all of these items in a small tote in a place every member of the household can find. Include a list of emergency phone numbers in the kit. If you would like more information about generators, give H Electric a call today.