Thunderstorms and harsh weather that cause significant damage to your home’s electrical system. However, you can follow these simple tips to protect your property’s electrical system against storms:
Do not wait for storms to approach and cause damage to all major electrical systems. Be well prepared prior to the season. This ensures you are well-equipped to handle any problems that may occur. By being ready, there will be no need for you to worry about any problems and you can sit back and relax knowing your home is safe.
Check all electrical installation of your home on a regular basis. Some of the checks you can conduct include:
Power outages are pretty common when there are thunderstorms. Even though you cannot predict these blackouts, you can surely be prepared for them. This will prevent even a minor nuisance from turning into a major disaster.
If you’re self-employed and work out of your home, you’d want to protect the data on your computers. It is advisable to get a UPS installed. Storms and power outages will have no effect on the data on your computers, and in addition, they provide uninterrupted power supply.
Getting a generator installed is a big investment, and you may rarely use it. However, the great part about having it installed is that you don’t have to worry about blackouts or not being able to access the internet during a power outage. Typically, businesses use generators more often than residential properties. But they can be a useful addition to your home as well. Consider buying a small generator to keep the light and heat on during blackouts, until the power comes back on.
Outdoor power points are extremely common in many houses. This includes pool lights, pumps, outdoor lights, and reticulation boxes. Check all these thoroughly to ensure none of them are broken or damaged in any way making them vulnerable to bad weather.
Install a safety switch in your house to ensure none of your family members suffer from an electric shock. Also known as an RCD (Residual Current Device), this switch helps prevent any electrical disasters from occurring. Call in licensed professionals for the installation, and avoid installing it yourself.
Once the storm has passed, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the danger has gone. Follow the radio and social media for important warnings. If the power hasn’t come back on, contact your local power supplier. Check your property to ensure that none of the electrical cables are damaged, including public power lines.
No matter how enthusiastic you are when it comes down to electrical jobs it is advisable to call in licensed electricians.
For any more information, feel free to contact us at AllRound Electricals at 1300 169 263 or write to us at this email address and we will call back shortly. Our experts will discuss your requirements in detail and will make sure they provide solutions that work perfectly for you and fit right into your budget.
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