During a storm, a power outage is one of the first signs of bad weather. To avoid some of the electrical risks that come along after a storm, we have a few safety tips:
- If you see a downed line, call the utility company right away and never try to move it out the way yourself!
- Stay away from downed power lines that are wet or submerged in water. This includes driving over downed power lines or through water that is in contact with them.
- If your home has experienced water damage and the power is still on, it's best to turn it off and contact a professional for a safety check.
- If there's a slight possibility your home's power lines or the water you need to step through is electrically charged, we DO NOT recommend turning the power off yourself.
- Electrical damage to appliances can result from water leakage or flooding. If any wiring has been exposed to water or is corroded, it may be time for a replacement.