Protect your computer files (documents, pictures, music …) by performing a backup. Store the backup in a secure location, preferably in a water tight container or the best option is to backup the files to a cloud – this way you don’t have to worry about where to secure the files.
All computers, printers, power backups (UPS) should be powered off and disconnected from the power outlets, phones lines and or internet cables. Not doing so can destroy the inner components during power surges or lighting strikes. Move these items away from windows/sliding doors and store them in a raised area to prevent damage from flooding.
After the storm:
Be very cautious with using your devices especially if they have gotten wet – its not worth the damage it could cause to your equipment or an injury you may be exposed to. Remember, your safety is the most important.
Its not recommended to use devices that receive power from a power generator as this power tends to be “dirty” with fluctuating voltage. This is also the case right after the power is restored to the power grid. Only use your device if its connected to a surge protector that’s sufficiently rated with a battery backup to lower these risks.
Call us if you need help disconnecting your computer or help with backing up your data. As the hurricane gets closer, we may not be available right away but please leave a voicemail so we can get back to you as soon as we can.
Stay dry and stay safe!
AUM COMPUTERS (561) 880-5678