Electric Generator Installation is the number one way to prepare for extended power outages this hurricane season. This hurricane season has already seen an early start in that storms have recently formed in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Last year showed South Florida that the potential strength of these storms can knock out power to large areas for days or even weeks. A home generator will keep power going to the desired appliances even if a power line goes down.
Proper generator maintenance and servicing should ensure that a generator runs without issue during an emergency, but life is unpredictable. At EmPower Generators, we always encourage individuals, families, and companies to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. Here are multiple ways to fully prepare for an extended power outage during hurricane season:
Emergency Food & Water Supplies
A home generator can keep any home powered up for hours or days following a power outage, but limitations to fuel and oil could cause concerns. Blocked roadways and local business closures can make accessing food difficult following a major hurricane. Stock up on non-perishable foods to feed all of the people living in your home for at least 3 weeks following a storm.
A stock of filtered water will come in handy in the event that a water plant loses power and a boil water warning is issued. Ideally, each person should have at least one gallon per day being planned for. Water is critical for human survival and should never be overlooked when preparing for a potential power outage.
First Aid Kits
Every home should always have a first aid kit on hand. For homeowners that do not yet have a first aid kit, the start of hurricane season is a perfect opportunity to invest in one. The darkness caused by a power outage in a home and out on streets may increase the likelihood of injuries. A basic first aid kit should include materials and supplies to clean out, patch, and wrap an injury.
Extra Lights & Batteries
Flashlights, battery-powered lanterns, and battery-powered candles will provide much-needed light in the event of a power outage. Electric generators are not always installed to provide power to an entire house, and flashlights are a necessity if any lights are left out. Flashlights and lanterns can also combat the lack of street lights.
Generator Installation, Maintenance, & Preparation
The above-mentioned supplies are recommended regardless of whether a home is equipped with a generator or not. Generator installation is recommended for homes that do not yet have a generator. Generator maintenance is recommended for homes that have a generator installed. For homeowners that already have a generator, also make sure to stock up on fuel and oil when a storm is approaching. Pro Tip: never use stale gasoline in a generator!
Hurricane season has already begun and all South Florida residents should be in full prep mode. Take the time to purchase the above-mentioned items and prepare or install electrical generators. EmPower Generator offers electrical generator installation, maintenance, and service. Contact us today at (954) 922-3800 for a free quote on a home generator!