How to Prevent Power Outages in My House?

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Power outages are inconvenient, to say the least. But did you know there are ways you can reduce the risk of a blackout in your home? As the power outage electrician in Melbourne's eastern suburbs that people trust, Kenner Electrics can help ensure you know what to do in the event of a blackout and which preventative measures you can take to lessen the chance of an outage.


A prolonged power outage could be contained to your home or even spread across the state. Read on for a few handy tips for preventing electricity outages and protecting your home from a blackout.

Trimming your trees

A great way to prevent interruptions in your electricity supply is to ensure you do not have many overgrown trees that may interfere with power lines on your property. Minimise the risk of a blackout by ensuring the height of the trees is never approaching the power lines.

If there are trees on your nature strip that are in contact with the high voltage power lines, contact your local energy provider or council and never try to trim the trees yourself! This is highly dangerous and only suited to trained professionals.

Reducing your energy consumption

Residential blackouts are prevalent during summer due to increased energy usage. As we cool our homes, the power grid becomes overwhelmed, which can cause power surges or failures. Lower the chance of this happening by reducing your energy consumption with the following:

● Switch off any electrical appliances that are not in use and turn them off at the wall, so no extra energy is used for idle items. Having your electrical equipment checked to make sure it is in good working order is also a great idea.

● Turn off lights that aren't necessary

● Keep the doors shut to unused rooms when the air-conditioner is on

● Use blinds and curtains to keep out the harsh sun to create a cooler home during the day

A regular inspection and maintenance of your home, fridge and freezer, and other electrical components can ensure you are well-positioned to avoid prolonged power outages. In case of an outage, be aware of energy regulations regarding cold or frozen food storage. Also, familiarise yourself with your home's circuit breaker to address any electrical issues promptly.

What to do during a blackout

Always call your local energy provider to learn the cause of the blackout or check their website. If it seems as though the outage is restricted to your home, you can try and locate the problem by inspecting your switchboard to see if any circuits have tripped. If any of the circuits have tripped, you can try to reset them. If this doesn't work, unplug all the devices on that circuit (or turn off the lights) and then try to reset the circuit again. If it still doesn't work, you'll need to give your local electrician Kenner Electrics a call to help you solve the problem.

How can an Electrical Safety Inspection help?

A Kenner Electrics inspection involves a highly qualified emergency electrician performing a range of visual assessments and testing certain appliances, circuits, and outlets. Our team will inspect both internal and external areas along with your property’s switchboard to ensure there are no potential electrical hazards present in your home.

This can help you avoid a blackout caused by a faulty outlet or appliance, significantly lowering your chance of having to deal with a power outage. There are also further benefits in cost savings from lowered utility bills and the avoidance of expensive repair work should something go wrong.

Be safe, not sorry, and book your electrical safety inspection today

An electrical safety inspection is an easy, cost-effective, preventative method to ensure your home is safe from an electrical threat. Call the experienced team at Kenner Electrics and enjoy the extra benefit of saving money on significant repairs and high utility bills by confirming your electrical safety.

Further to this, our skilled technicians are trained and equipped to carry out a range of electrical services. Our large portfolio of work and positive customer experiences confirm our attention to detail and level of service. Our technicians have the necessary skills to ensure your system’s safety and identify any issue you may have or are about to have. We offer the best advice and effective solutions to ensure the safety of your home and family.

Speak to Kenner Electrics today and avoid an unnecessary blackout. Our reliable and trusted team offers an affordable service that gives you peace of mind and the safety of your family and home. Give us a call today!

Why Choose Kenner Electrics?

Kenner Electrics is your trusted local electrician. We have a friendly and professional team of highly qualified, experienced and licensed electricians ready to handle all your commercial and residential electrical needs.

We provide up-front pricing with a clear explanation of the work required to avoid cost overruns. We provide prompt and efficient service and prioritise safety on each and every job. We are fully insured, licensed and accredited, we're a member of the National Electrical & Communications Association, and we are a registered electrical contractor with Energy Safe Victoria. We always provide compliance certificates for all completed electrical installation work.

We're one of the top rated electricians in Melbourne with over 300 genuine 5-star reviews from residential and business customers just like you.

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