Preparing for a home power outage: Tips and tricks to weather summer storms

  • 08 February 2024

It’s no secret summers in Australia are some of the warmest world-wide, which brings wonderful perks but also the occasional storm that can lead to a home power outage.

Being prepared for potential home power outages will reduce the disruption to your life and work.

What steps do you need to take to ensure your safety?

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Stay informed:

Knowledge is power. That’s why staying informed of changes in the weather conditions in your local area is important.

  • Be proactive in looking at the weather forecast and keep a look out for severe weather warnings.
  • Sign up for local emergency alerts to be notified of any warnings for home power outages. Sometimes you will receive text messages from your local government, so it’s a good idea to look into signing up for those. As well as contacting your home or car insurer to see if they provide notifications to their clients.
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Emergency kit:

Being prepared can save you a lot of stress in a less than ideal situation, especially if you’re at home with your family.

  • Make sure you have an emergency kit prepared that includes essential items you may need in the case of a home power outage. This would include flashlights, batteries, first aid supplies, non-perishable food and water.
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Unplug appliances:

Keeping you and your family safe in situations like these should be top of mind, however when stress does take over, it can be difficult to stay level headed.

  • Importantly, remember this one thing! As soon as you know the storm is coming, unplug all electronics that you have in your house including devices, appliances etc. This will help to prevent damage if there are power surges when the electricity comes back on

These small steps can enhance your safety during home power outages that can be caused by summer storms. Being prepared, informed and aware are key elements in ensuring a smooth and secure experience during adverse weather conditions.

We’re here to help you prepare

Our team of experienced electricians are on hand to help homeowners and business owners in the Maitland and surrounding areas who are looking to prepare for a power outage.

After a review of your house and an initial free consultation, it’s likely we will recommend performing in-depth electrical inspections. This is essential when it comes to identifying potential issues with any of your electricals. We will check for faulty wiring and outdated electrical panels in accordance with the Australian Electrical Standards.

If we carry out an assessment of your electrical panels capacity and find that they are out-of-date or not the correct size for the appliances being used, we will recommend an upgrade. This will help mitigate risk when it comes to overloads and outages, which will help in a home power outage.

If your area is extremely prone to summer storms, we would highly recommend installing throughout which can help to safeguard your electrical system that runs throughout your house, as well as the devices and appliances connected to it.


Bringing light after the storm

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We’re also here to help after a storm has hit. Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • Post storm electrical inspections
  • Emergency repairs
  • Restore power safely and efficiently inline with Australian Electrical Standards
  • Carry out safety inspections on appliances
  • Replaced damaged wiring or electrical panels
  • Install surge protectors.

If you’d like support to ensure the safety of your electricity at home, book in a free consultation. Get in touch with us today.

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