With the continued tropical storm season, keeping you and your family safe is essential, and knowing how to prepare can save you a lot of stress. Chances are your area could experience flooding and even a loss of power. How should you prep and for how long? When do you need a professional electrician? Note: The typical hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th each year.
How to prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane?
With that in mind, there are a few months left in the season, and if you are unprepared, then these tips will help you. First, know your evacuation routes in case you need to leave your home to be safe. The recommendation is that you have a plan of action already mapped out in case you need a fast escape.
Next, you will want to create a home safety kit if you do not already have one. You can always find useful tips for safety kits online that will give you a good idea of what you will need. Make sure that your bag is in an easy-to-locate area.
You will also want to stock your home with necessities, so that it is easier to find everything you need during and after the storm. Keep all items somewhere dry and easily accessible. Ready.gov provides a good list of supplies to keep on hand.
Be aware of the zone you live in and listen to safety instructions from your local news and community. Make sure that you know how to store any medications that you or family members may need in case you lose power. Before the storm hits, ensure that you remove any trash in your home and that your vehicle’s gas tank is full.
Lastly, before a storm hits your area, make sure to keep any pets close and that they have identification. Once the storm hits, remain alert, and stay in a safe part of your home with your pets and family. After a storm has passed, be cautious when returning to your home or going outside. There could be dangerous debris and fallen power lines in standing water.
What to do when your electrical system is damaged?
What should you do if a storm has damaged your electrical system? A professional electrician can safely handle your electrical service and repair needs following severe weather.
Power issues and water damage can do serious harm to your wiring and put you and your family in harm’s way. Most are unaware that lightning strikes even ten miles away can cause power issues by creating power surges.
Some water damage is inevitable in Texas, but even though your wiring is protected, prolonged exposure to water damages your home’s wiring. After massive storms contact a professional electrician to inspect and replace any damaged wiring.
Damage to your home’s electrical systems is a repair job better left to a licensed electrical service and repair company.
Contact a Professional Electrician Today
If you’d like to schedule an appointment for electrical service and repair, or you have any questions, contact A&H Electric at (936) 756-0442. A&H Electric specializes in the installation, repair, and service of electrical wiring systems in both commercial and residential properties throughout Conroe and the surrounding areas of Texas. We can also perform comprehensive electrical safety inspections on request.