Lightning poses a threat to all of us, not matter where we live. While the obvious and biggest danger exists for someone outside in a lightning storm, dangers also exist when we are inside our homes.
There are numerous dangers associated with a lightning strike at home. One of the most evident is that the house could set on fire. The risk of electrocution is also an important factor to consider.
Obviously, a fire in a home caused by a lightning strike could significantly damage it, but a lot of damage could also be caused from the water used to put the fire out. This in turn, if not treated properly could create a mold issue later on.
Your homes appliances could be damaged due to power surges.
How can we be safe at home during a lightning storm?
Keep out of the way of windows.
It is best to not do anything that involves using running water such as washing dishes and bathing etc.
Although a surge protector can help protect electronic equipment, don't think that is all you need. Be on the safe side and unplug or turn off any electrical appliances that could be damaged if lightning strikes, things like computers and phones. Also don't use these appliances while there is lightning in your area.
There are other measures you can take to protect your home from a lightning strike, such as a lightning rod or a lightning protection system. It is best to research which option is best for you and your area.
These are just a few things to think about and stay safe during a lightning storm.
PARKER AND WEST ENGINEERING, PLLC.