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The Danger of Power Outages

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

Power outages are a major annoyance, with no internet and no TV, but what about your home? When the power goes out there are some critical appliances in your home that will stop working. 

Sump Pump: these pumps, generally located in basements, prevent water from entering the ground. Without power no water is being removed, potentially allowing water into your home.

Heating Units: Both gas and electric units rely on electricity to keep your home warm, and without heat, your home can get cold fast. If the temperature is below freezing turn faucets on to drip to prevent freezing and bursting pipes. 

Freezer: Ice can build up in a freezer, and when it begins to melt, that water puddles. The best way to manage ice melt is to put a cookie sheet below the door to catch any drips. If you try to open the freezer to remove the ice, cold air escapes speeding up the process. 

The best way to prevent any issues during a power outage is to purchase a generator. If you do choose to install a generator, or you already have one, be sure to follow generator safety

If you experience storm damage, call in the experts at SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County 

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