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Power Outages – Be Prepared – Stay Safe

Power outages can occur unexpectedly, disrupting our daily routines and posing risks to safety and comfort. Whether caused by severe weather or electrical issues, being prepared is crucial and will reduce the impact of an electrical blackout.

Call JVK Electrical and Air Conditioning for anything electrical, especially a power outage – 0410 689 029. Our team of fully licensed electricians will have things back up and running in no time. We have the gift of light and power!

Assess Your Power Needs

  • Determine critical systems and essential appliances requiring electricity.
  • Assess the typical length of power outages in your area.
  • Explore suitable backup power solutions based on your needs i.e. back-up batteries, portable generators, or solar power systems.
  1. Create a Backup Power Plan
  • Ensure equipment is located in a designated space that is easily accessible.
  • Compile a list of import contact numbers and designate meeting points.
  • Establish a routine that backup power equipment and supplies should be inspected and tested
  1. Essential Supplies for Your Power Outage Kit
  • Non-perishable food & water supplies for at least three days.
  • Hygiene products – hand sanitiser, wet wipes and a basic first aid kit.
  • Flashlights, batteries, and a portable radio are essential.
  • Blankets, warm clothing, and extra batteries for medical devices.
  1. Implement Safety Measures
  • Prevent fire hazards and damage by power surges by unplugging appliances.
  • Minimize fire risks by prioritising flashlights over candles.
  • Place generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Treat all downed lines as live, avoid them and report them immediately.
  1. Communicate With Employees & Customers.
  • Create updated contact lists for employees.
  • Utilize alternative communication methods i.e. email, messaging apps, or social media for updates.
  • Keep clients informed about service disruptions and alternative contact methods.
  1. Regular Maintenance of Backup Power Systems
  • Arrange periodic maintenance by qualified technicians.
  • Regularly test backup power systems to identify and address issues promptly.
  • Conduct tests during off-peak hours to minimize disruptions.

Be Prepared and Stay Safe

Being prepared is the cornerstone of managing electrical failure effectively.

Don’t wait until the lights go out to prepare for a power outage. By taking proactive measures, you can safeguard your home or business, ensuring safety and comfort even in challenging circumstances.

Stay prepared, stay safe!

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JVK Electrical and Air Conditioning are the go-to-guys for the Gold Coast and Clarence Valley areas when they have an electrical issue. Get in touch with Jay today on 0410 689 029.

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