This article will help you in case there is a sudden power cut in your apartment.

👇 Before you try to fix the issue, check the following:

  1. Check the LifeX app, we announce any planned power cuts to different apartments as soon as we get the message from our landlords.

  2. Check if the whole apartment is out of electricity or only in certain rooms by turning on and off the switches.

  3. Check if the whole building is out of electricity or only your apartment/house by asking neighbors or going to the hallway outside and turning on the lights there.


SWM is the electricity supplier for our apartments in Munich.

  • In the event of a regional power failure in your area in Munich, check out their website to see the current status of all maintenance work in the city. Find more information simply by typing in your home address in the search bar.

  • If your apartment is in the affected areas, you will be able to see updates regarding when the maintenance work will be done when you click on the triangle sign.

  • Acute power cuts do not always give us any time to notify you. In the case of an unannounced interruption. It may take some time from when you experience an acute power outage until it is registered on SWM's website.

  • You could find more contact information about how to report different urgent issues to SWM by clicking here. If you are using google chrome as the default browser, note that you can switch the language to English by turning on Google Translate to translate the entire page with your chrome browser.

  • Alternatively, you could also wait a bit for the electricity to come back, as the technicians are probably working very hard in the meantime to fix it. Chances are, you may live in an area with many neighbors who are affected by this emergency. So, issues might already be reported this issue to SWM before we even hear about it.

So, what should I do?

The whole building is suffering from a sudden power outage 🤔

If there is no power in the hallways outside of your apartment, then it means the whole building or area is affected by a power cut. A power line might be interrupted due to an accident or work in the area.

Only our apartment has no electricity 🤯

Very often, a blown fuse in the domestic electricity connection cabinet is the reason why you suffer from a sudden power cut. This type of power outage is likely to be triggered by people using consumer equipment or household appliances and overloading the power grid.

If you want to change the fuse or try to fix the issue by yourself ⚡️

Before changing any fuses or turning back on the RCD switch, please make sure that there is no immediate danger for you or other persons in the house. Otherwise, kindly reach out to us in the LifeX app, we will send an electrician to help you out.

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