Preparing Your Home’s Electricity for a Hurricane

It’s that time of year again. Yes, we are talking about the dreadful and destructive season that starts in late summer and runs into the fall. The start of hurricane season has made its appearance with tropical storms already brewing in the Caribbean. Without the proper knowledge and equipment, these tropical cyclones can be destructive and much worse, deadly! To make matters worse, the Chesapeake Bay region is in no way immune to these destructive storms. 

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While the winds and storm surge may be thought of as some of the deadliest aspects of a hurricane, your own home’s electricity can pose just as much of a threat. Knowing these tips and tricks, as well as having the right equipment might just save your life when a hurricane starts bearing down on you! 

  • Know Where The Breaker Box Is: This goes for everyone in the house! Knowing where the breaker box is and how to cut ALL electricity to the house is vitally important to your safety. If flood water starts pouring into your home, cut all electricity immediately! 
  • Unplug All Appliances: Prior to the hurricane hitting, unplug all the appliances that you can. This will protect them from surges should the power start flickering on and off. Simply unplugging them could save you from having to buy all new ones should surges occur. 
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  • Invest In a Generator: Getting vital information from the news during a hurricane could save your life. Keep your ability to access the news alive by having a generator installed in your home. Give the team at Miller’s Services a call at (804) 758-4314 to have a generator installed in your home today!

A home can be replaced but your life cannot! Do not do anything during a hurricane that could put your life in danger. If your home has faced storm surges then do not turn on the electricity or plug anything in! For your hurricane repairs and electrical need, call the professionals at Miller’s Services at (804) 758-4314 or visit our website, www.millers-va.com, for more information! 

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