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What to do in the event of a power outage?

What to do in the event of a power outage?

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Electricity gone!

There is nothing more frustrating than the unusual and untimely breakdown of electricity. Over the summer holidays, these power outages become more painful due to the intensity of heat. Just imagine a hot summer day without electricity and WIFI, food is being spoiled in the freezer, and there is no way to escape this uninvited torture. Is it frustrating even to think of?

Power breakdowns may vary in duration. It may last for a day or only for a couple of minutes.

It does not matter how long the problem last; you need to do certain things and other things you need not do for your safety. Safety should be the priority in any case!

Our expert electricians will explain very things here!

Causes of a power outage

There can be many reasons for power outages. It does not happen on its own. But the most unscheduled breakdowns can be chalked down following reasons.

Wild Weather

The wild and unexpected weather of Queensland is the main reason for power outrage. The strong winds and storms followed by lightning can cause damage to power cables and supply chain infrastructure. It drives power breakdown not just in your house but in the entire neighbourhood.

As a local resident, you have witnessed fallen branches on the road and cross the footpaths. It may have affected you in the past.

Furthermore, the moist weather of Queensland causes electrical sparks that can knock out electricity in your house.

If the power breakdown affects many houses in the areas, then you need to leave the job to your local power company.

Electrical failures

It is important to note that sometimes, the weather has nothing to do with electrical failures. In many cases, failure occurs due to faulty installation of electrical devices and fixtures, such as:

  • Transformers
  • Cables connections
  • Cables
  • Switches

Just like the circuits, equipment, and wire in your house, when they do not get proper care and, in time repairing, it can lead to power outrage and even electrical fire. Most of the parts mentioned above are outside of your home, that is why you can not do much about it.

Appliance failure

You need not blame the external forces every time because, sometimes, fault lines within your house’s electrical system.

Any significant problem with appliances such as burnt or exposed wires can lead to such power outages. These issues can also lead to power surges that can damage your devices as well.

Luckily, the electrical safety system of your house does have an automatic mechanism to prevent such accidents and protect your home, property, appliances, family and much more by cutting the supply of electricity.

Unfortunately, it can also cause a sudden blackout.

If you have frequent blackouts, you may have localized issues in your house that are causing all the trouble. That is why it is recommended to call a local electrician and get everything checked.

Do’s and don’ts: what should you do if the power goes out at home?

Do: Prepare emergency supplies

You need not worry because we are not asking you to buy an electric generator or something like that. All we have to say is, in time of blackouts, you should have at least the following things:

  • It would be best if you had a torch and at least one spare battery
  • Portable battery or power bank for electrical devices

These simple measures can help your get through a prolonged blackout in case!

Do: be careful when using candles

It is the most traditional way to deal with blackouts.

While there is nothing wrong with the classical school, you need to ensure that it is being done safely!

It means you should light these candles away from:

  • Cloths
  • Tablecloths
  • Paper
  • Tissue boxes
  • And any other thing that can catch fire

It is more appropriate to use candle holders instead of placing candles on the surfaces.

Don’t: Leave appliances plugged in

Leaving electrical appliances turned on is the biggest mistake we make!

It is best not to leave any appliances plugged in after the power breakdown. It is also recommended that small devices be turned off because they do not have any build-in system to contain power surges, and these are the devices most liked to get affected due to sudden surges or drop in voltage.

You can protect your devices by taking these precautionary measures.

Do: Protect your computers and gadgets

While we are on the topic of saving appliances, how can we forget to talk about computers and other small but costly gadgets!

During a power outage, especially when working from home, it is essential to unplug all your sensitive appliances—specifically, your computer, laptop, mobile charger, and other gadgets.

Don’t: Assume that everyone’s power is out

It is common practice, and people assume that the whole street is affected, but they do not heed the first step, which is identifying the issue and finding a reasonable solution.

If only your house is affected, then the problem is in your system, and you must contact a local electrician.

Don’t: Open the fridge

Let us tell you that fridges are fully insulated. Heat cannot leave or enter the refrigerator. Even when the power is out, all the cold will stay inside the fridge and keep your food fresh.

If you want to keep your food fresh, do not open your fridge unnecessarily!

It is general advice. You need to determine things on your own!

Do: Call an emergency electrician

Calling an emergency electrician is the best thing you can do in case of a blackout!

More importantly, a breakout is due to any fault in your house, such as a safety switch issue or any faulty device or short circuit.

Whatever the issue is, an expert electrician in South East Queensland can help you fix the seen and unseen problems in your electrical system.

Why call Live Services Group emergency electricians?

Your safety is our priority

We do not comprise on safety. Your safety is our priority. A sudden short circuit can cause power breakout and, in worst scenarios, an electrical fire.

Our electricians provide world-class services and help you prevent any mishap by taking extreme precautionary measures.

Get 24-hour emergency electrician service 

Blackouts can happen at any time. That is why our electricians are on standby mode to help you in the hours of need.

Our electricians work 24 hours, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. You can see it includes weekends and other holidays, but due to the matter’s sensitivity, we cannot take off at all.  Do not hesitate at all, pick your phone, and call our 24/7 available number and let us serve you in the best possible way!

Comprehensive domestic and commercial electrical services

Are you facing a blackout? No problem at all!

The complexity of electrical matter does not matter. We have expert electricians who can work in all conditions on all kinds of projects, domestic or commercial.

We can fix anything beyond electrical outrage!

  • Appliance failure
  • Electrical fires
  • Blown fuse
  • Safety switch failure
  • Power failure blackout

Power failure? You need an emergency electrician!

Blackouts are common. The thing you would not like to do after a blackout is waste your time!

That is why save some trusted electricians’ mobile numbers so that you can have them on board without any further delay!

We provide reliable and fast electrical services; for further details, call this number 1800 548 332 or lodge a job online.

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