(Please excuse our ghostbusters reference there, we couldn’t resist…)
There is now a new easy way to report a power cut or electricity network safety issue – just dial 105. It’s free to use and will get you through to your local network operator who can give you help and advice, no matter who supplies your energy.
In light – get it? – of this great new service, we’ve compiled a list of top tips to get you by if you are hit by a power cut:
- Dial 1-0-5 to get updates on the issue and when it might be sorted.
- Have a dedicated emergency drawer. Fill it with candles, a lighter, a torch and plenty of batteries (please be wary of fire safety when lighting candles).
- Always keep an emergency supply of cereal bars or other non-perishable, non-cook food.
- Invest in a portable phone charger, this way you won’t get caught out with low or no battery.
- Close your windows and curtains to maintain heat. Keep a blanket or two handy.
- Try to avoid opening your fridge or freezer. Hopefully the power cut won’t last long but you want to try and keep your food cold for as long as possible.
- And to keep you occupied? Read a book or sit and tell stories with your housemates/family – you can make the most of a power cut to finally have that tech detox you’ve been talking about!
To find out more about the new 105 line, click here.