Safety

How to Prevent & Thaw Frozen Water Pipes

How to Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes | Direct Energy Blog

The first weeks of 2018 brought winter storms and freezing temperatures to parts of the Southern U.S. that rarely see ice, forcing the closure of schools and highways across the region. But the deep freeze also wreaked havoc inside people’s homes by freezing the water inside plumbing pipes, causing them to burst. READ MORE

How to Care for Your Home’s Gas Systems After a Flood

How to Care for Your Home’s Gas Systems After a Flood | Direct Energy Blog

Dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, tropical storm or storm surge often means coping with flooded roads, homes and communities. If your home has flooded after a storm, starting the recovery and rebuilding process can seem overwhelming. Dealing with your insurance company, removing all the flooring, drywall and sheetrock, deciding what to repair and what to replace –  the entire process can be a daunting and emotional one. READ MORE

After the Flood: Outlets and Switches

After the Flood: Outlets and Switches | Direct Energy Blog

After a devastating storm, recovery can take weeks before some neighborhoods have habitable homes with running water and electricity. As homeowners return home to survey the damage, many are wondering what can be salvaged from their electrical systems. READ MORE

How to Choose a Backup Generator for Your Home

How to Choose a Backup Generator for Your Home | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Take Charge of Your Home series from Direct Energy! Hiring a professional to perform household maintenance may offer convenience and peace of mind, but you can do many of these jobs yourself with no experience or special tools. And in the process, you’ll save money, learn about how your home works and gain a sense of accomplishment from a DIY task done well! READ MORE