The power supply in our country even in Melbourne is very reliable, and power outages are infrequent. Severe power outages happen only in case of natural disasters like severe flooding or bushfires. Almost, from the last month, we are hearing about bushfires in our country indicating the rough season ahead. This is the time to be prepared. At GEA Group, we have an experience of over 35 years of providing reliable electrical services and technology in Melbourne. Our team of experts take care of all your residential, commercial, industrial and data cabling needs. We understand that power outages are a big hassle to deal with, and they can cause significant disruption and stress.
A power failure caused due to a natural disaster can be prolonged right from a few days to weeks. During this time you will be without the use of all electrical appliances and even mobile phone if your battery dies out. Our experts from GEA Group share tips on how to handle and what to do in a power outage.
- Switch off All Your Electric Appliances Expect One Light
The first thing to do during a power outage is shut off all your appliances. Here, we suggest that you keep only one light on, so you come to know when the power comes back on.
- Keep Your Fridge Doors Closed
A full freezer will keep your food frozen for 24 to 36 hours without power if kept closed. So, we recommend not opening for the fridge doors unless it is absolutely necessary. Once the power comes back on, you need to check if your frozen food hasn’t defrosted, or any other items haven’t been spoiled.
- Shut Down Kitchen Appliances
Ensure all your kitchen appliances like heater and cooking appliances using electricity are properly switched off. In addition to this, you need to clear all debris that could be a fire hazard like tea towels, kitchen paper and more.
- Do Not Get Outdoor Barbeques or Generators Inside
Outdoor barbeques and home generators produce deadly carbon monoxide fumes. These fumes can neither be smelt nor seen. If there is no other option but getting your outdoor barbeque and home generator inside then our experts recommend that these gadgets should be placed near a window
- Be Prepared
Today, Australian homes are energy-efficient, but the real question is if they will be able to cope without electricity. Preparation is the key. You can make preparations by having alternative forms of heat and light such as battery-operated torches and candles. You can also have a spare battery operated heater.
A power outage can happen anytime. It makes us realise how much we rely on electricity in our day-to-day life. Power outage through natural disasters cannot be halted, but sometimes you can face blackouts due to faulty appliances too. It is, therefore, recommended to get a complete electrical check of your property done. Connect with us on 1300 137 432 for all your electrical needs.