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How To Recover From A Power Surge

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in , .

Do you know the biggest cause of power outages in your home? Many people would guess that they result from severe storms, but this is only part of the main cause. Power surges are the biggest perpetrators of power outages, and this issue can cause a ripple effect that affects all of your home’s appliances. If your home recently suffered a power surge, it’s important to know what actions to take next. Recovering from a power surge requires crucial actions after confirming it happened. We will tell you the most important steps to take to amend the situation below!

Reset Your Electronic Devices, Then Circuit Breakers

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when assessing a power surge is resetting the circuit breakers before doing anything else. Believe it or not, it’s not the first thing you should do! Resetting the circuit breakers beforehand has the potential to damage your appliances needlessly. To prevent this from happening, the first thing you should do is reset your electronic devices. Unplug them from any electrical outlets and leave them unplugged. Once you’ve unplugged everything, you can then reset your circuit breakers.

Inspect For Damages

Now that you’ve unplugged your devices and reset your circuit breakers, the next step is to assess your electronic devices for damage. Doing so helps to eliminate the risk of fire damage from appliance failure. Use caution when you do this. If you smell a burnt odor when you’re near them, don’t attempt to plug them back in! Otherwise, plug in your devices one at a time and attempt to turn them on or off. If they function as normal, they should be fine. If not, unplug them from the socket – there’s a good chance they won’t work anymore. Check any power outlets for damages as well.

Check Your HVAC Unit

We’d recommend consulting a professional to complete this next step. Your home’s HVAC unit is a complex system that you shouldn’t try to assess on your own. Get an HVAC inspection done sooner rather than later. A seasoned professional should be able to tell you if your unit suffered electrical damage, and they’ll be able to tell you how to reset your unit to working order. If the damages were extensive, they’d be able to repair them to achieve the same result.

Fire Damage Restoration with Soil-Away

In a worst-case scenario, appliance failures and power strip failures can cause them to be set ablaze. While it may feel like the end of the road after your home suffers extensive fire damage, it doesn’t have to be – Soil-Away can perfectly restore your space to its prior condition! We’ve spent years helping MA and NH homeowners reclaim control of their spaces and restore them to working order. If your home suffered fire damage from appliance failure, contact us today to alleviate the damages!

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