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Freshen Up On Your Hurricane Preparedness Tips

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Hurricane season is upon us, and you need to be ready. When hurricanes start to hit, you need to protect your family and your home. There’s no time to lose; you need to make hurricane preparedness a priority today. Now, let’s go through some of the best tips and safety plans to keep you protected this season.

Basic Hurricane Preparedness

You need an at-home safety plan filled with emergency phone numbers, meet-up points, and emergency services locations. In addition to your safety plan, you should have an evacuation plan and a go-bag prepared. Fill it with essential documents, a change of clothes, cash, and medications.

Stock your home with bottled water and canned food that will last in storage for a while. The day before a hurricane, you also might want to fill all of your coolers with bags of ice to have cold drinks and keep some food cold.

If you really want to be prepared for a hurricane, you need to protect your home and electric system. Wind, lightning, and rain can all have a negative impact on the electricity in your neighborhood. The only way to avoid power outages and to completely protect your home is to get a generator.

Protect Your Home With A Generator

Installing whole home generators will increase a house’s protection during natural disasters, especially hurricanes. Without a generator, your family will be vulnerable and left to scrape by without power for days until the power company restores your electricity.

Without a generator, all of the food in your refrigerator and freezer will go bad, leaving you to replace potentially hundreds of dollars in food. Family members who require medical equipment or refrigerated medication may have to go without their treatments. Having a generator means food and medical security, on top of having a fully charged cell phone, laptop, and other electronic devices.

During hurricane season, it’s also possible that your roof will leak, or your home will experience a flood. A generator will also be able to power air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and water pumps. Don’t trap yourselves in a damp home while you wait for the power to come back on. Mold and mildew only need 24 hours to grow.

A generator will also allow you to have hot food and water while your neighbors don’t. Get ready to be the most popular house on the block. It’s time to prepare for the worst-case scenario so you can prevent the worst-case scenario this hurricane season.

Do You Need An Electrician For Installation?

The short answer is yes. Electricians can help you choose the best generator for your home and needs. They can also help you select the correct amount of wattage you need to power your home. Most importantly, when they’re installing your generator, they can also install a transfer switch.

A transfer switch is important because it’s the easiest way to transfer all the electronics and appliances from the power grid to your generator. When you lose power, you won’t want the hassle of fumbling with extension cords and unplugging everything to hook it up to the generator, only to do it all over again once you get your power back.

Generators can be confusing but having an electrician there to help is a huge benefit. Not to mention, they’ll make sure it’s hooked up correctly and safely.

Generator Installation In South Florida

Installing a generator is one of the best decisions any South Floridian can make. The only way to prevent yourself from suffering through a power outage is to install a generator. Please don’t wait. By the time you need one, they’ll be double the price or completely unavailable.

Call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric today at 1-800-475-1504 to schedule your generator installation. We can’t wait to help you with your hurricane preparedness plan.

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