electricianWe have had several damaging storms in the Myrtle Beach area in recent months. Some of these storms have caused wide-spread power outage. Here are some tips from electricians about what to do and what not to do in case of a power outage.

Electrical Safety Comes First:

  • Only use a flashlight for emergency lighting. Never use candles!
  • Keep fresh batteries in a battery-operated radio.
  • Turn off any electrical equipment you were using when the power went out.
  • Avoid opening your refrigerator and freezer.
  • Listen to local radio for updated information.
  • Leave one light turned on so you’ll know when power is restored.
  • Do not run a generator inside your home or garage.
  • If you use a generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. Don’t connect a generator to your home electrical system.

Think Ahead & Have On Hand:

  • Flashlight(s). Due to risk of fire, don’t use candles during a power outage.
  • Portable radio.
  • Batteries for flashlights and radio.
  • At least one gallon of water.
  • A small supply of food that doesn’t require refrigeration.

Using a Generator:

If you don’t already own a generator and are considering buying one, get advice from a certified electrician Myrtle Beach. Make sure the generator is listed with Underwriter’s Laboratories or a similar organization. Some municipalities, Air Quality Districts, or states have “air quality permit” requirements. A certified electrical contractor can provide more information. Always keep an operating generator outdoors — never operate inside, including in your basement or garage.

Call MB Electrician Pros and let us take care of all your electrical problems.

MB Electrician Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Serving: SocasteeSurfside BeachConwayCarolina ForestMyrtle Beach

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