Hurricane Irene is approaching the East Coast of New York and the city and state are issuing advice on how to prepare for the upcoming event.
At Pc Mac, our business is all about repairing and preventing computer problems. Therefore, we would like to pass on some advise on how to protect your computer and other networking equipment and to be safe from electric hazards during a hurricane.
A hurricane may trigger disruption in electric services. This means, not only outages can occur, but also surges and spikes of electricity can run through your electric sockets and harm your computer.
We therefore advise you to
1) Make sure that your computer is shut down and turned off completely during the hurricane, even before electric outages occurs. Unplug your computer from the electric socket, even if you use a surge protector.
2) Shut down and unplug network routers, cable boxes, TV. Anything you can live without for a few hours or days. All equipment that is still plugged into any outlets and electric sockets could be damaged.
3) Once power has returned be careful while turning on your equipment again. Use a surge protector.
4) If part of your house is flooded, do not turn on any electrical equipment in a wet surrounding.
Be safe: turn your computer off and unplug it from the electric socket.
These simple precautions will prevent damage to your equipment and possible loss of data.
Pc Mac Express wishes you all a safe weekend!
Call PC Mac Express today for any questions you may have
212 682 6878 or 718 997 7230.