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Columbus Movers' Tips for How to Handle a Power-Outage

electricity is a crucial component of comfortable living in the current era, and that is precisely why yourColumbus area moving professionals always remind clients to transfer utility services well in advance of their move-in day. Yes power is important, but sometimes our precious electricity goes MIA, which is a dilemma that every homeowner and renter should be prepared for in case a lightning storm or a crashed-into-transformer cuts the lights unexpectedly. 

Candles are a nice addition to any home décor, and are also lifesavers when it comes to handling a power-outage. If you are fortunate enough to have a fireplace in your home, candles plus a blazing log will provide light so that you’re not stumbling around in a dark house! A flashlight with good batteries is also a must have for any power outage, don’t get caught in the dark when the electricity takes a hike! 

Lighting is an easy element to reproduce on the fly as long as you have a few easily acquired supplies. However, absence of light is not the only predicament that a power outage will cause for us; especially if you happen to go grocery shopping right before the power goes. With no electricity, your refrigerator and ice box stop working which threatens the shelf-life of your refrigerated goods. Fortunately, your fridge acts as an oversized picnic cooler when its access to power is disrupted. In many cases, simply keeping your fridge and freezer doors closed until power is restored is enough to keep your cold goods safe and edible. Should your power move out of your house for more than twenty-four hours, though, you may need to dispose of some groceries. “When in doubt, throw it out” seems to be the best strategy for dealing with the aftermath of a power outage. Take your Columbus mover’s advice and throw out any items in the fridge that do not feel cold to the touch. Taste-testing is unsafe and should never be considered as bacteria can be tasteless and odorless. 

Power outages sure do make you appreciate electricity along with the other finer things in life, doesn’t it?