It’s a stormy season right now. Many people worry about the damage that storms can cause to a house, but they don’t always think about the electrical hazards that can result from wind, rain, snow, and more. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.
Avoid Standing Water
Whether it’s in your basement or outside, don’t touch or cross standing water. It can easily be electrified by coming into contact with electricity inside your home or by exposure to downed power lines outside the home.
Turn Off the Power…If It’s Safe
If power lines are going down or your power is flickering off and on, or if there’s the serious threat of a significant flood, try to turn off your power at the circuit breaker box. As long as you don’t have to wade through standing water to get there or stand in water while you’re turning the power off, this should be safe. If it’s too late to do this safely, though, skip it and wait for emergency or professional help later.
Don’t Drive Over Downed Lines
If there are downed power lines across the road, don’t drive over them. This could damage you and your vehicle, and it could cause more damage by pulling down power poles. If power lines land on your car, stay inside of it until help arrives so you can get out safely.
Do you want some help preparing your home for the next storm? Contact us at Hop2It Electrical to get the protection you need! We offer electrical installations, electrical repair, generator services, and more!