As a homeowner, be proud of the beautiful home you've established but also be prepared for whatever is thrown at you. While you never predict squirrels and rodents to invade the comfort of your home, you might be more aware of the possibility of a power outage, whether temporary or longer-lasting.
Take a moment to think about where you live -- is the weather usually hot, cold, or mild? For 31% of power outages, the cause is weather-related, which means that regardless of your typical weather, you'll be dealing with extreme cases during a power outage. Understand that without power nor an emergency plan, you could be dealing with those elements with little access to relief.
On the other hand, if you're living in a neighborhood that is blessed by more mild weather, you could still be faced with the possibility of a power outage. Another 10-20% of power outages are caused by squirrels, who also want to live in these milder climates alongside you. Regardless of your location, you should be prepared in case the lights go out.
This is just the beginning of preparedness, and we can assure you that once you establish a secure plan, you'll feel confident during a power outage. When you're confident, you can remain calm and think clearly, which is exactly what you and your family needs during that time. For more tips on steps you can take during an outage, check out some more advice here.
While weather is impossible to control, you can help prevent outages caused by squirrels or other rodents. On any day, an overzealous squirrel can damage power lines and poles, which leads to lost money, spoiled food (if you're not prepared), and inconvenience. Critter Guard’s Line Guards and Pole Guards are easy ways to protect your home and utilities. When you have your list of preparations out and ready for a power outage, remember that while you can't control a storm, you can control the security of your utilities. Once you can install Critter Guard, you can accurately say that yes, you did expect the unexpected. Contact us to learn more!