With snow forecast across the country again this week, we should all be ready for the possibility of a power cut in Glasgow and Paisley. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!
A powercut can result from many things, and usually when you are least expecting it! Make sure you follow these simple steps so that you are prepared:
Power Cut Tips
There is nothing worse than scrambling around in the dark trying to find some source of light during a power cut. Pick an easily accessible area and keep some essentials there – a torch, candles, matches etc…
Top tip: Stick your candles in pots that are deeper than the candle is long – this means the light will reflect off the side of the pot and in turn creating more light.
2. Keep a first aid kit handy
You never know what emergency might happen during a power cut so it’s best to stay prepared with a few essentials in a first aid box – again, somewhere you can easily access it – not a dark corner at the back of a cupboard!
3. Stash some batteries
Keep a stash of batteries – check what different kinds of batteries your essential electronics, such as your torch use and keep a good amount in stock in case of a prolonged power cut.
4. Have car chargers for your mobile
The electricity may not be working – but your car battery can be used as an alternative source. Be careful not to kill your car battery when charging your phone!
5. Store our number so you can use the above tip to call the professionals!
If you seem to be the only property that seems to have a power cut, the first thing to do is phone your electricity company and they will let you know if it’s them or you. If it’s you, give us a call. Our unique service provides unrivalled speed and quality when it comes to electrical rewiring.
We can help you with all electrical projects, from garden lighting design to maintenance checks. Get in touch with us – 0141 892 2766 JRC offer free visual Inspections on all installations. Arrange a visit today for an assessment of your system.