3 Preventative Measures for Power Outages in the Home

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We've all had to deal with power outages before, and they can range from the mildly irritating to the disastrous. However, the better prepared you are for outages, the less impact they'll have on you. Consider the following equipment and precautionary steps to keep your home safe and your day as smooth as possible.

A Backup Source of Power

Whether it's a generator in the shed, or solar panels on your roof, the best way to prepare for a power outage is to make sure you have a replacement on-site that you can use. This is particularly important during bad weather, when it could take several hours to several days to bring your power back online.

Trim Your Trees

While we may not think too much about our trees while they're just standing there giving us shade, it's important to remember that what goes up often comes down where you least wish it would. Keep your trees manicured to avoid the potential for damage and interruption during strong winds and storms that blow branches into your power lines. A little preparation goes a long way.

Keep Your Lines Critter-Free

Squirrels are cute little things until you realize that they can be directly responsible for cutting off the power to your home. If you have power lines that double as terrain for squirrels, chipmunks, rats, and other critters, it's important to shield those lines, so they can't get on them and cause trouble.

Critter Guard’s Line Guards and Pole Guards protect utility lines and poles from squirrels and other mischievous animals from access to damaging power equipment and posing a threat to power failure. For more information on keeping your power lines secure and rodent-free, contact us today.

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