It’s only when the power fails in our homes that we’re reminded of how much we rely on it—and electrical cover can take care of things should you suffer a blackout.
Because whatever time of the year it happens, a power failure can be a huge hassle. Most of us will have experienced this type of situation at some point of our lives, and endured the scramble in drawers & cupboards for flashlights & candles.
In some cases, the blackout can be caused by a power outage affecting a number of properties on a street or in a particular area of town. But what if you look out your curtains to see that everyone else on your road is unaffected? Or if only one room in your house has lost its power?
In some cases, being in this type of situation can be a bit of an inconvenience, for example if you were watching a film on TV or working on a computer. In other situations, it can have more serious consequences—your alarm system could go down, compromising security for you and your family.
If the power goes out in your kitchen, you’re facing losing an entire fridge and freezer’s worth of food. An entire grocery stockpile gone!
In these situations, you need an electrician to visit your home as soon as possible to sort the issue and get you back on track. However, getting a tradesman in may not be as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re using a flashlight to skim through the phone books in search of someone to come out.
If you’ve suffered a blackout in the middle of the night or during a public holiday, you could find that few repairmen are available—and once you’ve finally found one, their bill is likely to reflect the fact they’ve been called away from their Christmas dinner or relaxing summer holiday in the garden.
For this reason, some people find that having electrical insurance in place offers extra peace of mind. Should your home suffer an electrical problem, sorting out the issue is as simple as ringing your insurer to notify them. Whatever time of the day or night, a fully-qualified tradesman will be sent out to deal with the problem – and you’ll have no hefty bill to worry about at the end.
No one wants to be left in the dark, but selecting the right sort of home emergency insurance means getting things back on track is often only one quick phone call away.
This is a sponsored post, written by the HomeServe team. I couldn’t believe the timing when they contacted me to advertise their electrical insurance service. I’m home with my family today, due to icepocalypse in Indiana. School is closed, the roads are hazardous and grocery stores are bare. I was concerned enough about a power outage last night to put all 3 girls to bed together, under half a dozen blankets—just in case.