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Power outages are a pain in the neck for homeowners in Fort Worth and surrounding areas. They can take away a majority of modern conveniences that rely on electricity and even impact some daily chores. Some people have asked us at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth whether it is okay to shower during a power outage. The short answer is yes, but there are safety concerns. Continue reading to learn about some of our hesitations when it comes to showering during a power outage. If you ever need the assistance of a qualified electrician, then grab your phone and call Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. We can have an electrician dispatched to your location for emergency services any time.
Some Things to Consider
For the most part, your plumbing system, including your shower, does not depend on electricity. However, there are components that might. If you rely on an electrical well pump, for example, it is going to be difficult getting water to your showerhead. The more common issue is with hot water. With a few exceptions, most water heater systems need electrical power to operate. Here are some of the potential scenarios, depending on the type of water heater you have:
In all cases, you can still take a shower. The question is just a matter of how comfortable the shower will be. If you enjoy cold showers, then jump on in. But wait! Consider the following safety precautions.
It Is Better Safe Than Sorry
What if lightning strikes while you are in the shower? Don’t worry. That whole struck by lightning while in a shower is a tall tale. In fact, there is very little to worry about when it comes to safety. The true danger, however, is the lack of light. Use a battery-powered lantern so you can watch your step! Avoid candles or gas lamps as they can fall over and start a fire.
A Great Solution!
If you want to ensure you can shower no matter what, then consider getting a generator for your home. Licensed electricians at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth are happy to help you explore your options and handle the installation process. Call now to speak with a live representative.