One of the most important decisions you can make regarding protection from electrical storms is the installation of a whole house surge protector. This will protect all the sensitive electronic equipment in your home from surges and transient voltages from lightning as well as electrical surges from many other sources.
Lightning strikes carry millions of volts and cause the deaths of many people every year, so it’s important to learn how to stay safe when these storms arrive. Quite a few people have actually died from electric shocks delivered by phone lines during telephone conversations, so portable phones are much safer than corded phones. Because copper pipes can carry electric current, it’s important to avoid using or touching water faucets during a storm. One of the most dangerous places you can be in a storm is a small boat, so it’s important to get to shore as quickly as possible as soon as you see evidence of an incoming electrical storm.
Everyone living in gulf states like Texas should educate themselves about storm safety, by studying government websites and reading available literature. For more information, please use these links to visit the following important websites:
If you would like more information about a whole house surge protector, or a professional bid, please call Bryant Electric Service at 512-402-8587.