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