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Keeping Warm When the Power Goes Out
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Keeping Warm When the Power Goes Out
Learn how to keep warm during a power outage in Alabama. For Dothan flood damage restoration and repairs, call ServiceMaster by Reed at (334) 500-3365.
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has brought four hurricanes so far, two of which have made landfall in the eastern part of the United States. During a hurricane, there is a huge possibility of a power outage taking place due to downed powerlines and damaged electrical systems caused by flooding or heavy winds.
It could be difficult to deal with a power outage, especially in the middle of a storm. ServiceMaster by Reed of Dothan has compiled some tips to keep you and your family warm when the power goes out. 

Prevent Heat Loss

  • Trapping the available heat in your home is an effective step to keep warm during a power outage. 
  • Conserve heat by blocking all possible entry points of cold air using rolled-up towels or blankets.
  • Keep your curtains closed at night or when there is no sun to decrease heat loss through the windows. Draw curtains or blinds back in the morning to let sunlight in.

Bundle Up

  • One of the easiest ways to warm up during a power outage is by layering your clothing from your toes to your head. This will trap your body heat and enable you to feel warm while you wait for the power to come back.
  • Don't wait to feel too cold before you layer up. You only have to remove layers to stay comfortable.


Use a Generator

  • A generator can power a heat source, such as an open space heater, when the power goes out. 
  • Ensure that you have enough fuel for your generator and always operate it outside the house. Place it in an area with good ventilation and direct the exhaust away from your home.
  • Generators can be used to generate power for a long time. Do not use your stove or oven to heat your home during an outage. An unattended stove is a fire risk and has the potential to cause carbon monoxide poisoning.


Use a Candle

  • Candles can be utilized to provide extra heat; they can be placed throughout your home until the power comes back.
  • However, unattended candles are a potential fire hazard. Keep them away from curtains and other flammable materials and out of children's reach. 

Identify Shelters in Your Community

  • If the power outage goes on for an extended period of time, you need to find the nearest emergency shelter in your area. You should have this information before a storm strikes, since it may not be accessible during a power outage.
  • Before leaving your home for the emergency shelter, ensure that your property is safe by locking all doors and windows, unplugging electronic devices and shutting off the main water valve.
  • Set your alarm system before leaving for the shelter.

Follow these tips to stay warm during a power outage. If a hurricane causes severe water damage to your property due to flooding, it's time to call a professional flood damage restoration service provider in Dothan, Alabama.


Flood Damage After a Hurricane? Call Us Today

Don't know what to do next? We do. ServiceMaster by Reed offers 24-hour emergency services for your flood-damaged property in Dothan, Alabama. We work closely with insurance companies, are certified by the IICRC and utilize state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning products.
We service residential and commercial properties in Alabama:
  •  Dothan
  • Abbeville
  • Eufaula
  • Ozark
  • Daleville
  • Enterprise
  • Andalusia
  • Fort Rucker
  • Headland
  • Troy
  • Opp
  • Newton
  • Ashford
  • Hartford
  • Geneva
  • Elba
  • Florala

Call ServiceMaster by Reed at (334) 500-3365 or connect with us online. We are located at 2830 Horace Sheppard Drive Dothan, AL 36303.
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  • 2830 Horace Sheppard Drive Dothan, AL 36303
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