Easy Steps to Minimize Power Outage Damage to Your Home

“Electricity is really just organized lightning.” George Carlin

Woman holding flashlight in dark house checking fuse box during a power outage

Virginia consistently ranks in the top 10 states with the highest number of reported power outages each year, according to In 2018, this affected over 5.3 million households, with a total duration of 52,000 hours. An average of 7500 homes was affected by each outage, and this doesn’t take into account individual home outages that may be caused by a fallen tree, a small animal touching a transformer, or a damaged powerline from the street.

Power outages can be expensive. Here is just some of the havoc they can cause:

  • Electrocution