Is Your East Mahoning Home Ready for a Lightning Storm?
Spring is here! We have waited for the break in weather so patiently, and now that the warmer temps are here---SERVPRO of East Mahoning County wants to give our residents some lightning safety tips.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
It is an essential, lifesaving tip to get indoors when a lightning storm occurs. It may sound like common sense, but when placed in a dangerous situation, many people make mistakes. Ensure you are indoors, avoid concreate floors, metal structures, and not using electronics or water.
Ways to Protect Your Home Structure
If your home is in a storm zone---consider installing a “lightning protection system.” These systems create a path for lightning to travel that skips your home and goes underground. These are super innovative since they not only protect your home, but everything inside as well. Insurance companies say these prevent 99% of damage that would have occurred otherwise.
Ways to Protect Your Electronics
There are ways to protect the inside, just like the outside. Just like the “lightning protection system talked about above; homeowners can install a “surge protection device” that if any electrical power surges into the home--- it will be diverted into the ground. These systems are normally used in conjunction with full lightning protection systems.
If you need help after a lightning storm, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is here to help. We are the area’s number one storm team.
SERVPRO of East Mahoning County responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Youngstown home or business back to pre-storm condition.