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Top Four Causes of Power Outages in Milwaukee

You Can’t Control the Elements, But You Can Control How You Deal With Them


Nobody except Mother Nature herself can predict the weather and what it will bring. And, unfortunately, inclement weather and heavy rains typically bring power outages right along with it.

Though dreary, power outages are an inevitable part of having a home or business. And since you have probably experienced one at least once in your life, you know what follows: darkness, no heat, no electricity, no… anything. All that can change, though, by investing in reliable standby power.

In order to be adequately prepared for power outages, it’s important to understand why they occur. Some reasons are pretty obvious, but others you may not even realize.

Here’s a list of the top for causes of power outages:

  1. The elements: Wind, lightening, rain, snow, heat, cold, and ice account for about 70% of all outages.
  2. Aging utility lines and grid overload.
  3. Public or animal contact: These types of problems are rare and can cause some obvious harm, but when it does happen they can do serious damage to your home’s electrical system.
  4. Lack of maintenance: There’s not much you can do as far as home upkeep that will keep the power from going out. The maintenance we are referring to is that done by the electric company and the town.


Knowing how to be prepared for a power outage stems from knowing when and why they can occur. Once you know that, you are one step ahead of the game. But, do you want to take it one more step further?

While knowing the causes is important, it won’t help you much when the power actually goes out. That’s when having a Generac Automatic Standby Generator installed comes in handy. It will flip on the instant it recognizes power loss, so you and your family stay safe – and warm – no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

It’s time for you to stop weather it’s tracks the only way you can – with a generator installation. Call Current Electric today!

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