Protecting your Burr Oak, Michigan home from lightning
There are up to 20 million lightning strikes each year in the United States. Power surges during a storm can damage the electronics in your home and potentially ignite an electrical fire. Since storms often come without warning, it is important to take the necessary steps in protecting your home and belongings:
- Lightning protection systems intercept lightning strikes and provide a grounding path for dangerous electricity to discharge safely, leaving occupants and homes safe from harm.
- Panel box surge protective devices serve as the first line of defense against harmful home electrical surges, limiting voltages by diverting currents at the electrical service entrance.
- Point of use surge protectors protect electronics plugged into the device from surges, must be replaced over time or after a major surge event
- Power strips do not provide surge protection
- No surge device can handle a direct lightning strike. Unplug sensitive electronics well before a storm to prevent damage