It’s shocking that more Roanoke homeowners don’t properly protect their homes from the threat of lightning and power surges.
Anything that is plugged into an outlet is vulnerable to unexpected power surges like lightning strikes. All it takes is one near-miss and the resulting shock to your house’s electrical system can fry expensive electronics and appliances.
There is no way to prevent or completely protect a home from a lightning strike, but homeowners have options for minimizing the potential damage. The team at Southern Trust Home Services has some tips to prevent damage and limit the effects of lightning storms on your home and electronics.
At the very least, start by plugging electronic devices into point-of-use surge protectors. Make sure the surge protector has a UL label. The last thing you want to do is plug anything into a cheap surge protector that hasn’t been certified as safe.
Point-of-use surge protectors can only provide so much protection, though. There are better ways to protect your home from power surges and lightning strikes. The most effective protection is to have the experts at Southern Trust install a whole-house surge protector in your home’s electrical panel. This provides the best overall protection for everything in the house from the smallest electronic devices to the major appliances like refrigerators and HVAC units.
Pro tip: Whatever precautions you take to prevent electrical damage in your home, make sure your homeowners insurance plan actually covers lightning damage. Not all insurance plans are equal, and if the worst happens, you don’t want to find out about the missing coverage until it’s too late.
Interested in protecting your home from the threat of electrical damage? Call Southern Trust to learn more about our whole-house surge protectors. Call (540) 343-4348 for an appointment today.