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Why Electrician Services Are Critical to Storm Safety

Why Electrician Services Are Critical to Storm Safety

As the summer days grow steadily shorter and we head towards hurricane season, it’s a good time to start making sure you’re prepared for every eventuality. Luckily, Nipper Electric can help you make sure you have all the tools you need to weather the toughest of storms.

Preparing for Hurricanes

Aside from structural concerns, one of the biggest problems when dealing with a hurricane is the sudden loss of power. Electrical appliances like refrigerators, stoves, HVAC systems, and washing machines are crucial to our day to day lives, and disruptions to such services are extremely problematic. During an extended power outage, families often have to throw away large amounts of spoiled food, and if temperatures get too high you risk dehydration and heatstroke.

But this doesn’t have to be the case. The key is having an alternate power source you can rely upon when the power grid fails, like a generator. We can help install a generator that can handle your exact power needs, along with a switch that easily transfers the supply of power from the city power lines to your personal unit and protects linemen from any dangerous power surges that the generator could cause.

In addition to the initial installation, we can also help keep your generator in good shape with regular maintenance checks. After all, when the storm hits, the last thing you want to do is worry about whether or not you changed the filter or replaced the fluids. Focus instead on doing whatever you need to keep yourself and your family safe; leave the rest to us.

After a Hurricane Hits

Having a working generator will go a long way to keeping you well taken care of in the aftermath of a hurricane, however, you’ll still want to get your power reconnected as soon as possible. We can help with that too.

While downed power lines are the responsibility of your utility company, meter box repair must be arranged by the homeowner, and you have to have a functional meter box before your power will be restored. If your meter box suffered any damage during a bad storm or hurricane, electricians from Nipper Electric can repair it or replace it as needed.

Note that our meter box services are not limited to hurricane recovery. Throughout the year other factors like water leaks, overheating, and rodent problems can all lead to meter box damage. One of the main functions of the meter box is to ensure safety, so if you notice any signs of damage, the situation could very quickly deteriorate. It’s critical that you get an electrician on the scene immediately.

Regardless of whether you’re simply looking for routine maintenance or trying to make some preparations in advance, or if you’re in need of emergency assistance, we can handle the job. Just give us a call at 757-842-1710 or fill out our online form and schedule an appointment today!