Spring is with us here in Maryland. Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, and allergies are getting us all! One thing that we have to look out for is those spring and summer storms. The lightning that often accompanies rain this time of year can be damaging to your home’s electrical system. It can even cause fires in the right conditions. Be on the lookout for storm damage this spring!
An electrical surge occurs when lightning strikes a power line. This results in an increased amount of energy coming through to your home. This can damage your electronics and, depending on the severity of the surge, cause a loss of power. Plugging things into a surge protector power strip only goes so far. The best protection against power surges is to invest in main panel surge protection. This installs surge protection at the source of your home’s power. If you already have main panel surge protection, it is important to have it inspected after a storm to make sure it is still in good working order.
Lightning also generates a considerable amount of heat. If your home or even somewhere on your property is struck by lightning, it can cause a fire. If lightning strikes your home, it is important to call the fire department just in case of a fire. Sometimes fires start inside walls and it’s not always obvious until there’s already been a considerable amount of damage.
Loss of Power
Spring and summer storms often bring lots of winds, which can at times be severe. The combination of lightning and high winds can blow over trees and power lines and cause whole neighborhoods to lose power for indefinite amounts of time. You can easily avoid a loss of power in your home by installing a backup generator. Call TriStar Electric today to schedule your backup generator consultation!
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