When the summer times gets here it is easy to forget the cold days of winter when you had to shovel snow or stay indoors. One of the things that happens every summer are the infamous summer storms that seem to run through the United States. Summer has the most thunderstorm and flash floods because of the temperature. In order for a thunderstorm to thrive it needs moisture and rapidly rising heat. That is why the summer is the perfect mixture for a thunderstorm. Before you take the summer off here are some tips on how to react if a storm hits your area.
Summer Storm Electricity Failure
Electricity failure is one of the biggest and most important things to be ready for when a storm comes. Many homes and businesses will lose electricity when a bad storm hits. This means that nothing in your home will work and this could be a disaster if it comes back on and there is a problem with the wiring or outlets. The usual reason for power outages can be anything from a power line that has fallen or a power box that has taken a hit from a falling tree. There are many areas that the power company has to keep monitoring and electrical components that may have to be fixed.
Burley Electrical Service is a list of dangers to look out for after a storm has knocked out the electricity:
1. If you see a power line that is down you are advised to stay away from the power line in case there is still power going to the line.
2. Stay clear of areas that are flooded and have debris piled up. Water may be moving faster then you think and the debris can have dangers that are unseen when looking at it.
3. Standing water can be just as dangerous as moving water. The standing water can be near a line that is down and live. If you walk in the water you could risk the chance of being electrocuted.
4. Stay a minimum of 30 feet away from a line that is down.
5. After a storm, major lines that are down are being monitored by the power company and they know what needs to be fixed. They usually want any calls that need to be made saved for emergencies that you may have instead of trying to call the power company.
Burley Electrical Service: Your Hometown Electrician
Whether you are suffering an electrical emergency, wish to wire in an extra outlet or need an electrical inspection in South Florida, contact Burley Electrical Service for the best electrical contractor work!