After a power cut

What to do following a power cut:


  • to avoid a power surge, give the electricity system time to stabilise:
    • increase the thermostat(s) for the heating system,
    • do not turn on all your electronic appliances at the same time
    • start with the ones you most need such as fridges and freezers;
    • and wait 10 to 15 minutes before plugging in other devices;
  • before restoring power, ensure the water heater is full;
  • turn on the water supply and the taps to allow air to escape:
  • turn off taps on the ground floor of your home to enable air to escape from the upper taps.


In the event of danger or an emergency, call 112.


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