I Have No Electricity, What Should I do?

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by admin No Comments

The lights have gone out and nothing (electrical) works – what do you do? It can be easy to panic in this situation but at First Strike Electrical we have decided to shed some light on the situation. This is our step-by-step guide which outlines what you should and shouldn’t do when all the lights go out.

Check The Fuse

If it’s just the lights which have gone out then make sure you check the fuse box to see if one of your fuses have blown. If this is the case it’s a simple matter of replacing your fuse. If all of your lights and appliances are all out, then it could be something else.

Speak to the Neighbours

If the whole house is out of electricity then go round to the neighbours and see if their electricity has gone. If this is the case, then it may be a problem in your local area. One way to find out is to phone your electricity provider and see what the matter is. If it is something their end they will try and let you know when your electricity will be turned on.

Things You Shouldn’t Do

Don’t use your gas oven to heat your home, this could prove fatal as the appliance is not designed for this purpose. Furthermore, when you use candles make sure you watch them at all times and keep a close eye on them. The last thing you want to do is cause a fire.

When The Lights Come On

Make sure you turn off all appliances so when the electricity does come back on your not surprised by the sudden life in your home. One trick which we think is quite useful is to leave one light on (turn the rest off) and when the electricity comes back on you’ll know about it.

Hopefully this has helped but if the electricity is off and it is not the fuse, it’s not affected anyone else on the street and it’s not your local electricity provider make sure you pick up the phone and dial 0203 503 0755 to speak with the team here at First Strike Electrical.


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