Power outages can happen any time of year – and can be caused by excessive wind, cold, fire, or even an auto accident – which can put you and your family in the dark for hours or even days. By having a plan in place ahead of time, you can minimize the stress and inconvenience of a power outage and help keep your family and household safe from harm. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Here are three more tips to help you keep your collections safe during a power outage:
Keep a printed list of collections conservators, art storage facilities, art handlers and other vendors you can use in emergencies.
If you don’t have a back-up generator, consider a portable generator to help run the home systems and maintain moderate temperatures for art and/or wine collections.
Always use surge protectors on any artwork that requires electricity. If the power goes out, make sure the work is unplugged and remains so until the power has been completely restored.
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