Storm season in Ohio can bring a power outage. If you have an emergency supply kit with you or a “Go-bag” that you can bring around if there is a need for evacuation, you are on the right track. But there are also some simple yet important precautions you must adhere to when you are stuck at home and the power goes out unexpectedly.

 What are the top 3 things you should not do in case of a power outage? Find out below. 

You should never keep your electronics plugged in. 

When the power goes out, you should immediately unplug all electronic devices connected to a power source. This will prevent a sudden electrical surge that can damage appliances when the power comes back. 

You should never delay informing your power company about the outage. 

When power service has been interrupted, you should immediately make a call to your power company and inform them about the situation in your area like when there are broken power lines or fallen trees that caused damage to power poles. 

You should never let candles unattended during a power outage

While candles are a great emergency light source, they are still dangerous because they can cause fire when left unattended. No matter how easy it is, avoid lighting a candle and leave it by itself at any cost. You can instead do a bonus tip below to keep the light in your home up during power interruptions.

BONUS: You should never hesitate to buy a backup generator. 

A backup generator can be very expensive but it is a great investment. If you have one installed in your home, it will automatically power appliances and other essential electronic items in your home when the power goes out. This will keep your family comfortable no matter the weather conditions.