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What to do during a Winter power outage.

While anytime the power goes out isn't a convenient time for anyone, but losing your power in the winter can be especially dangerous, and you should have an emergency plan just in case you are faced with power loss over the winter months. What to do during a winter power outage.

If your power goes out, don't panic. Often, it is just a simple fix. For example a fuse - so you'll want to check your fuse box first, and if that is the cause of your outage, it's a quick and easy fix.

Get in contact with your neighbors to figure out if the power is out only in your house, or if the entire block has lost power as well. Sometimes a downed power line can affect just one house, and other times it can affect entire streets or neighborhoods.

You need to act quickly to retain residual heat. Heat escapes through gaps in windows or doors, so placing rolled up towels or blankets near the bottoms of doors and windows can help hold in the heat longer while you're waiting for power.

If the power does go out avoid using candles and instead use flashlights to prevent fire hazards. Protect your home against harmful power surges by unplugging significant appliances until power is restored. Conserve your food and try to keep from opening the refrigerator and freezer doors.

For more electrical safety tips, contact the professionals at John's Electric today.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

It was a great experience. Thanks would hire them again.

Darrell S.
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My Mother recently came to live with me, and I needed a fan installed in her west-facing room, to keep it cool in the guest room. I had to wait a little bit, but it was worth it. The price was reasonable, I could tell he was conscientious and he made an extra effort to do as much as he could while he was here - including going down through a difficult attic to install, so the wires would not show. Highly recommend. He came with his grandson and they worked a few hours. Hoping to get him back soon for some more work. Thank you, John!

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Aubrey did a great job for us. He is an asset to your company.

Jenny Roberts
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Aubrey was courteous, prompt and helpful. He knew what I needed quickly. I will be calling him the next time I need electrical service. Gave me a great price.

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