As the years have passed, regular power outages have largely become a thing of the past – however, there are still many cases where this still occurs in certain areas of the world.
We have begun to attribute power outages to harsh weather conditions instead of planned maintenance but both situations can be equally as concerning if you have never experienced an outage before.
Throughout this blog post, we are going to be looking at what you should do in the event of a power outage in your area.
Check With Your Neighbours
The first thing you should make sure of if you have noticed lights flickering or if they have turned off altogether is whether or not it is just your home that has been affected by the outage by either looking at your neighbours’ houses or even dropping by and asking if they are experiencing similar issues.
If you have come to realise that the street lamps are off and all the lights in the houses surrounding you then you can be assured that the issue is a local power cut and not just an issue with your home.
Before you begin to dig out your torches or candles you should also try to see if your fuse box has been tripped as this could be what has caused your power to cut out.
Contact Your Energy Supplier and Network Distributor
While many people may resort to doing this anyway, it is still an important step to note that you should try to contact your energy supplier to find out more information on what is happening.
Despite this, your energy supplier is not actually who is responsible for the power in your home, they just feed the kilowatt hours into the grid for you to use – The people you will need to speak to are your local electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) as they are who deals with power supply issues.
If you call 105 on any kind of mobile or landline phone then you will be connected to the network distributor to report the power outage to them. They will then be able to send someone out to you to find out what the issue is and attempt to solve it as soon as possible.
Prepare Yourself Beforehand
One of the best things that you can do for a power outage is to have prepared beforehand, this can be done in a great number of ways. From keeping batteries on hand to ensuring that you have a standby generator ready to be used, there are so many things that you can do to prepare.
If you are aware of a planned power outage coming in the near future or are concerned about the recent weather conditions in your area, continue reading to see some of our recommendations for how you can prepare for a power outage.
One of the more obvious ways in which you can prepare for a power outage is to have some torches available to ensure that your home is still lit up during the outage.
Torches will, of course, allow you to still navigate your home while it is dark if the daylight has faded. You will just need to make sure that you have some spare batteries to use in case they run out.
Portable Battery Chargers
Another thing that you should ensure that you have before you enter a power outage is that you have some portable battery chargers completely charged up mainly in order to keep your mobile phone charged throughout the outage.
These are also able to be used extremely well for charging other appliances such as tablets and will be excellent for keeping things powered in such a tough environment.
Keep Phone Charged
As we briefly mentioned above, keeping your phone charged throughout a power outage could be key to getting yourself through a long period without power.
Having a phone will simply be able to bring you some form of entertainment and will provide the essentials of keeping in contact with relatives and friends as well as being able to check up on the progress of the fixes being done by the DNO.
Many phones in the modern day will be able to give you more than enough battery life in order to get you through a power outage, especially if you do have portable battery chargers at your disposal.
Quite possibly the most effective way for you to combat a power outage is by using a generator to deliver backup electricity to your home when the power goes out.
Generators are able to supply your whole house with backup power for hours upon hours and should be more than enough for you to barely notice that your power was even cut in the first place.
At Pleavin Power, we have a selection of amazing generators that can be used for a multitude of different uses from providing factories with emergency power to much smaller uses such as keeping some household appliances powered during an outage.
The team we have here are all experts at providing these services and will be sure to help you in any way that we can during your power outage. This can be exactly what you need to get yourself through a power outage and to know that if something like this happens again then you are prepared and ready for it.
There are so many ways in which you can prepare for an SSE power outage and many of which are very simple and cheap ways for you to consider such as buying rechargeable batteries for a torch and keeping your phone charged up.
If you do have any further questions or you would like to enquire about potentially purchasing a generator in our stock, please do get in touch with us at 0151 832 5007 or email email@example.com and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Jack is the owner of Pleavin Power which was founded in 2017. He has worked in the power industry for over a decade and has an extreme focus on providing a quality service to clients across the UK. This has led Pleavin Power to becoming the market leader in the Critical, Prime & Standby Power markets.