Weather and power outages may affect your Xfinity or Comcast Business services in Washington state. During severe weather, the two most significant impacts are commercial power outages and damage to our network. Our network maintenance technicians work around the clock and use our resources to restore services as quickly and safely as possible. We also work in advance to prepare for these significant weather events by calling in more work crews, bringing in generators, and taking additional steps to ensure our systems, networks, and operations centers are resilient.
Comcast also partner with local power crews in outages and severe weather. They are the priority, meaning we can only restore your Xfinity or Comcast Business service once the power company has restored service to your neighborhood. For information about how your services could be impacted during a storm or severe weather and some helpful resources, please visit the Xfinity Response Center and Comcast Business Storm Ready websites.
With severe weather regularly impacting Washington each year, you may want to consider a back-up connectivity solution. Comcast’s Storm-Ready WiFi device is equipped with cellular back-up and a four-hour rechargeable battery, more than enough power to keep you up and running for the average power outage in the U.S. of two hours.
Storm-Ready WiFi gives you peace of mind that you’ll be able to maintain connectivity at home, as it provides a seamless connection with auto failover. When the power goes out, your Xfinity network is automatically transitioned to cellular back-up so you can continue the Internet. For more details about Comcast’s Storm-Ready WiFi click here.
Helpful Tips & Safety Precautions to Prepare for Severe Weather
If customers have electricity but not Xfinity services, Comcast recommends that customers restart or reset devices, including wireless gateways, modems, routers, and cable boxes.
Get updates on outages, report service interruptions, and see when your service is expected to be restored.
View live TV, get weather updates, and download shows/movies beforehand to watch offline in case you lose power.
Xfinity WiFi Hotspots
Xfinity Internet customers can access millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots available nationwide.
We will provide you with up-to-date information on outages, and provide assistance with your account.
Additional Helpful Tips & Safety Precatuions
Plug TV’s, modems, and cable boxes into a surge protector to prevent damage.
Keep your phone dry and easily accessible.
Keep your phone battery charged.
Customers should always stay clear of downed power and cable lines in the interest of safety.
Make sure emergency phone numbers and emails are programmed in your phone.
What are Utility Easements?
Utility Easements are one of the most common types of easements for private property, which generally allow public utility companies access to the property for the purpose of installing, repairing and maintaining utility equipment. These include: overhead electric, telephone and television lines, underground electric, water, sewer, telephone, and cable lines. They exist because it’s significantly more efficient for utility companies to run lines in straight lines through neighborhoods rather than around individual parcels of land.
When services are down, you may notice Comcast trucks in your neighborhood. Our teams will work to restore services to get everyone back online as quickly as possible.
Our team will always provide company identification when making contact with you to ensure your safety before accessing our equipment.
In the event we are unable to reach you, we will still need to access the utility easement located in your backyard or sometimes even a neighbor’s to make necessary repairs to restore services for the neighborhood.
We recognize you may not be a Comcast customer, please know that our teams are here to help. Your neighbors and community will thank you. Let’s work together to keep everyone connected!
Frequently Asked Questions About Your Service
While the power to your home may be on, parts of our network that provide your Xfinity service may be in areas where the commercial power is unavailable, leading to a disruption of service. Once power is restored to those portions of the network, we will restore service ASAP when it is safe to do so.
To verify that this is the case, you can try unplugging your Xfinity equipment from its power source, waiting five seconds, and plugging your equipment back into the power source.
Please be assured that we are working to restore service as quickly and safely as possible. Get outage updates for your area and information about your Xfinity service by visiting the Xfinity app. Comcast Business customers can visit business.comcast.com/myaccount.
If your service is down, check My Account or the Status Center first to see if there’s a known outage in your area. If it shows an outage for your address, there is no need to call, as we’re monitoring our network and will work quickly to restore your service as soon as conditions are safe.
It is possible and quite likely that during storm recovery, not all services will be restored at the same time and there are times when you will need to report service interruptions.
You may notice some temporary service interruptions while our technicians work to get everything repaired.
Even though your neighbor may have service, it’s possible that your home receives its Xfinity connection from another part of our network that has been affected by an outage event. Crews will restore services as quickly as possible.
Check My Account or the Status Center to see if an outage has been reported for your address. If your services are out, but it’s not reported, please notify us of your outage within My Account or by calling 1-800-XFINITY (1-800-934-6489). Comcast Business customers can visit business.comcast.com/myaccount.
Sign Up to Receive Text Alerts
Log on to your account at xfinity.com/myaccount or via the Xfinity app and make sure your contact information is up to date. Please provide us with your mobile number so we can send you text alerts before there is an outage and afterward when your services are restored.
Download or Login to the Xfinity app or Comcast Business My Account
Get updates on outages, report service interruptions and see when your service is expected to be restored. Double check that we have the right mobile number so we can contact you quickly with updates.