When encountering a power outage it is important to check if the whole condo / house or just a section of the home is out.
- Section of the home
a.) Please check the breakers. These are usually near the entrance, in the garage, in a closet or outside (single family homes). In order to reset, push the breaker off and then on again. Some breakers cannot be reset without shutting them off first.
b.) If power for bathroom(s) / kitchen outlets are out, you need to reset GFCI switches. In order to reset a GFCI, press the “reset” button. GFCI outlets usually break power to other outlets / light in the home as well. So one GFCI can trigger multiple sections to be without power. You may also need to check breakers.
If you checked a.) and b.) and you still couldn’t resolve the issue, please contact us here.
- Whole house
If you encounter a power outage in the whole condo / house, please check if the condos / houses surrounding seem to have power. All properties in Manatee County are equipped with Smart Meters, so the power company (FPL) usually gets notified automatically within minutes about power outages. But it can never hurt to report outages. You may call FPL 941-917-0708. They will ask for phone number or account number. You need to stay on the line until an operator takes your call and provide the address.