4 Ways to Protect Your Home and Appliances from Power Outages

Ways to Protect Your Home and Appliances from Power Outages

Tips to safeguard your home and belongings from power outage damage.  

When the weather report predicts any type of storm, it’s time to prepare for the possibility of an electrical outage. During winter, the possibility of a power outage is possible, especially with high winds, rain, and cold temperatures. Being prepared for a power outage is more than just having a flashlight on hand and a board game at the ready. Protect your home and belongings with these tips.

Get surge protectors. Think of surge protectors as inexpensive insurance for your costly electronic items. If you have a high-quality TV, it’s worthwhile to purchase a surge protector so that the risk of it being damaged is lower. The same goes for any other expensive (and essential) electronic devices you own.

Power down and pull out the plug. Whenever a storm approaches, take the time to move through your home to turn off and unplug all appliances and electronics. Lightning can come into your house through wiring, so disconnecting these items from their power source will protect them from damage.

Prepare an emergency kit. Prepare a bag of essentials for each member of your household, including children and pets. At a minimum, your kit should include a flashlight, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable food items, cash, blankets, and first aid supplies.

Protect your home from water. If the cause of the outage is a storm, there’s a good chance that heavy rain – and possibly flooding – will occur. Get a sump pump with a battery backup or a generator. The last thing you want is for the electric sump pump to be out of us and your basement begin to fill with water.

Protect your home with these tips and with the right homeowners insurance. Contact the professionals at Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency, located in Los Angeles and serving the globe. We can help you to secure the right homeowners insurance for your needs and budget.

Lloyd Berkett Insurance

11150 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 857-5757
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