The time of year that all Floridians dread is almost here: hurricane season. And as your local electrician in Boynton Beach, FL, we want to give you some tips on how to prepare your home for the next super storm.
Hurricane Safety Tips From Your Local Electrician in Boynton Beach, FL
If you live in Florida, the question isn’t if you’re going to get hit by a hurricane, the question is when. And even though you can evacuate your loved ones and yourself, moving your home isn’t quite as easy. The following tips can help you minimize damage to your home.
- Store garden furniture, bicycles, and other loose objects. They’re going to be playthings of the wind if you don’t. If you can’t store them inside, try to secure them to something sturdy with a rope or a chain.
- Put shutters on the windows and doors. No matter how curious you are too see the force of nature going on around you, you’re going to regret it if one of your windows or doors gets ripped out.
- Turn off your AC (or your heating), and unplug all sensitive electronics and appliances. In the event of a power outage, these appliances and devices can get burnt out due to a power surge when the power comes back on again. BTW – always wait five to 10 minutes after the power comes back on before plugging appliances and devices back in.
- Open your refrigerator and freezer sparingly. The less you open them, the less cold they’ll lose. And that means the food inside won’t go bad as quickly.
- Keep flashlights with batteries on hand, as well as a hand-crank radio. Battery powered lighting is preferable to candles since it’s less of a fire hazard. A hand-crank radio ensures you’ll always have a lifeline to the outside world.
Call Reliable Electrical Services When You Need a Local Electrician in Boynton Beach, FL
If, despite, these precautions, you do have trouble with your electrical system, just call Reliable. We’ll come to your home as soon as possible to assess and repair the damage. So don’t forget: get our number on speed dial now, so you don’t have to go searching later