Summer storms can come out of nowhere. A surprise summer storm can often lead to a surprise power outage. But with the right kind of preparation, you can prepare yourself and your family for a lot less hassle the next time your face a certain power outage.
- Make a list of things you need. Start a list of things you’ll need if you lose power for 12 to 24 hours. Be realistic. Set aside a few things that you can use during the outage.
- Common staples you need to have are our shelf-stable food, drinking water, candles or flashlights, radio, batteries, and a manual for your generator if you have one.
- Avoid power surge damage. Once the power comes back on it’s important to it make sure that all of your appliances are unplugged. It can significantly damage your home’s equipment if the power comes back on all at once.
- Stay on top of checkups. If you have a backup generator installed keep it in good condition Nero. Make sure it works properly the moment you need it most. Schedule a test for your generator once a year.