Power Outages

The loss of power in your home can be sudden and unexpected. Whether it is for your safety or for comfort, you need the power to return as soon as possible. And unless you have a backup generator in place, you will need professional assistance right away to restore power to your building. Beaver Electric is dedicated to resolving your issue no matter when it occurs, so we offer emergency electrical services in the event of a power outage.

Keep flashlights and extra batteries handy in case of a power outage. Candles are not recommended, as they are a potential fire hazard during an outage. Additionally, if it is cold outside, put on layers of warm clothing. Never burn charcoal for heating or cooking indoors. If it is too cold, plan to stay at a different location with power.

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When the power finally comes back on, it could cause a damaging electric surge to your devices. During a power outage, turn off and disconnect appliances and other equipment. If you have a backup generator, only operate it away from your home and garage. If you have questions about using and installing a backup generator, call Beaver Electric and we’ll be happy to help!

If a power outage occurs in your home and there are no other immediate emergencies, the first thing to consider is perishable food items. Luckily, if the loss of power lasts for a few hours then your food will be preserved. An unopened refrigerator can keep its temperature for approximately four hours. So long as you keep the refrigerator door closed, your food will be safe from spoiling. An alternative method to preserving your food is having a cooler on hand in case you need to freezer items for an extended period of time.

Stay safe and be prepared in case of an electrical emergency! Beaver Electric provides emergency services to the Portland Metro Area and surrounding communities, including Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Newberg, Cornelius, Aloha, Forest Grove, and Sherwood. Call us at 503-992-0195 today to schedule an appointment!