Stay Safe and Connected During Power and Mechanical Failures

The Puget Sound region has been experiencing lots of winter storms this year, resulting in down
power lines and mechanical failures. To ensure your loved ones and your employees are not left in the dark and are safe there are several things you can do:

  • Plan ahead by creating a safety plan for everyone who is occupying the building or home in the case of a power outage, including pets.
  • Make sure you have alternate heat options if possible, non perishable food, and headlamps, LED lanterns, or flashlights. We don’t recommend using candles.
  • Save perishable foods appropriately. You can find tips on how to save food here.
  • Do not run your generator in a closed space (and always bbq outside). You can find information on whether you should buy a generator here.
  • Turn off lights and appliances to reduce the demand on your electrical system.
  • Extend the battery life on your devices. Don’t turn them off as it drains more battery life turning a device on and off. By selecting the airplane mode on your device you can easily turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS features, which will also save on battery life. Turn off apps as well.
  • Buy a battery powered charger so you are able to work and stay connected.
  • Stay informed. If you don’t have a radio, this is an option you may want to consider: TuneIn Radio
  • Check on your neighbors and take a look around your property to make sure there are no fallen trees. If power lines are down do not touch them and call your local utility company.

We hope you don’t experience any power outages this winter and that you stay safe and warm.

This is an excellent time to start thinking about spring and summer! It is never too early to create your own outdoor oasis. And the nice thing is an outdoor gas grill will be ready if there is indeed a power outage. Please let us know if you would like to discuss plans for an outdoor kitchen and landscape lighting.


  1. Daniella Gordon on October 19, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I am on the east coast and we have been experiencing many hurricanes this year. These tips are great for us as well!

  2. Charly Neel on October 19, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I hadn’t considered the importance of a gas grill in the event of a power outage. Very good to remember!

  3. Riley Ellis on October 20, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Great tips! I recently moved to the coast, so this is all new and helpful information for me!

  4. Danie Matthews on October 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    These are some awesome tips! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Natalie Schobert on October 24, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    This is great information. I didn’t know about a Radio app for smartphones. I will definitely use that one in the future. Thank you!

  6. Osh lovest on October 30, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Winter is rolling back around here in the PNW. It is time to definitely start thinking about things like this. Great Info!

  7. Margaret Burch on November 4, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Great tips! I will definitely be sure to put them to use as winter is almost here!

  8. Ivy Rose on December 26, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    This was incredibly useful, as a few family members have recently moved to the coast! I’ll be sure to pass on these tips to them!

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