Severe storms and other similar forces of nature can deal a variety of dangerous electrical situations in and around the home. Lightning, downed power lines, wet electrical equipment, power surges—these are just a few of the electrical safety hazards that come with storms. Here’s how to protect yourself, your family, and the electrical equipment in your home from these hazards.
A direct lightning strike can damage a home in various ways. Exterior electrical equipment such as air conditioners and heaters can be potentially destroyed. And if lightning’s power carries into the home via electrical wires, home appliances can be damaged as well. The correct lightning protection installed by a competent electrician can help your home fend off lightning damage.