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ELECTRICAL

HOW TO BE BETTER PREPARED FOR A POWER OUTAGE

02/08/2023

ELECTRICAL

HOW TO BE BETTER PREPARED FOR A POWER OUTAGE

02/08/2023

Due to windstorms damaging powerlines and electrical equipment, Vancouver faced numerous mass power outages in 2022. It affected thousands of residents all over B.C. Blackouts can be scary and extremely inconvenient. In addition, when you’re working from home and you can no longer access your devices, it can be stressful! In 2022, some residents experienced blackouts for as long as 10 days. When they’re longer than 24 hours and long-winded, it makes you realize how important it is to be better prepared for a power outage.

Most of the time, power outages are out of your control. They often don’t last longer than a few hours. But the thing is, you never know how long a blackout will last. With such uncertainty, it’s always wise to be better prepared than not at all.

Power lines are down after some trees collapsed during a windstorm. Power outages in the surrounding residencies.

Be Prepared for a Power Outage

Power outages most commonly occur during storms. There are several things you can have ready in case you have an electrical emergency such as a blackout. When you’re working from home, in the middle of cooking dinner or worried about all of the fresh groceries you just bought, you’re going to be glad that you were prepared for the blackout!

Are you intrigued by a Home Surge Protection device? Visit our blog post “Advantages of Installing a Home Surge Protector” to learn more about it.

Be better prepared with an accessible emergency kit for when there's a power outage.
What To Put In Your Electrical Emergency Kit

The Government of BC has a comprehensive emergency kit guide for you.

What To Do When Your Power Goes Out

First and foremost, go outside and see if your house is the only place without electricity. If you are the only house, find your fuse box or circuit breaker panel. Contact your local electrician for assistance.

Next, staying informed of what’s going on in your local area is extremely important. You can look up ‘[your neighbourhood] power outage’ on Google to find a map and updates.

Here’s the blackout map and updates for BC Hydro.

Unfortunate blackout/power outage happening in the city. What now? Keep reading to find out what to do.

It may be wise to have an electrical emergency to-do list so you know exactly what to do when there’s a power outage:

What To Do When Your Power Comes Back

Hurray! Your power is back! Here are some things you can do for everyone’s safety and well-being:

Call High Mark's expert technicians to schedule your appointment for your electrical repairs and installations done today at 604-246-1205.
Call High Mark's expert technicians to schedule your appointment for your electrical repairs and installations done today at 604-256-1205.

We hope this was helpful for potential future power outages. Hopefully, we won’t have any more that are as long as the 2022 blackouts. If you have any insight, feedback, or additional tips to add to our list, send us an email or message! You can find us on Instagram and Facebook.

Lightning storm took out power in the surrounding neighbourhoods.

Due to windstorms damaging powerlines and electrical equipment, Vancouver faced numerous mass power outages in 2022. It affected thousands of residents all over B.C. Blackouts can be scary and extremely inconvenient. In addition, when you’re working from home and you can no longer access your devices, it can be stressful! In 2022, some residents experienced blackouts for as long as 10 days. When they’re longer than 24 hours and long-winded, it makes you realize how important it is to be better prepared for a power outage.

Most of the time, power outages are out of your control. They often don’t last longer than a few hours. But the thing is, you never know how long a blackout will last. With such uncertainty, it’s always wise to be better prepared than not at all.

Power lines are down after some trees collapsed during a windstorm. Power outages in the surrounding residencies.

Be Prepared for a Power Outage

Power outages most commonly occur during storms. There are several things you can have ready in case you have an electrical emergency such as a blackout. When you’re working from home, in the middle of cooking dinner or worried about all of the fresh groceries you just bought, you’re going to be glad that you were prepared for the blackout!

Are you intrigued by a Home Surge Protection device? Visit our blog post “Advantages of Installing a Home Surge Protector” to learn more about it.

Be better prepared with an accessible emergency kit for when there's a power outage.
What To Put In Your Electrical Emergency Kit

The Government of BC has a comprehensive emergency kit guide for you.

What To Do When Your Power Goes Out

First and foremost, go outside and see if your house is the only place without electricity. If you are the only house, find your fuse box or circuit breaker panel. Contact your local electrician for assistance.

Next, staying informed of what’s going on in your local area is extremely important. You can look up ‘[your neighbourhood] power outage’ on Google to find a map and updates.

Here’s the blackout map and updates for BC Hydro.

Unfortunate blackout/power outage happening in the city. What now? Keep reading to find out what to do.

It may be wise to have an electrical emergency to-do list so you know exactly what to do when there’s a power outage:

What To Do When Your Power Comes Back

Hurray! Your power is back! Here are some things you can do for everyone’s safety and well-being:

Call High Mark's expert technicians to schedule your appointment for your electrical repairs and installations done today at 604-246-1205.
Call High Mark's expert technicians to schedule your appointment for your electrical repairs and installations done today at 604-256-1205.

We hope this was helpful for potential future power outages. Hopefully, we won’t have anymore that are as long as the 2022 blackouts. If you have any insight, feedback, or additional tips to add to our list, send us an email or message! You can find us on Instagram and Facebook.

Lightning storm took out power in the surrounding neighbourhoods.

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