Are You at Risk of Being Struck By Lightning While Indoors?
As you know, it is not safe to be outdoors during a thunderstorm–you should head inside for your safety. But did you know that lightning could strike you while inside?
Here are some simple steps you can take to reduce your chance of injury during an electrical storm while indoors.
How To Protect Yourself Against Indoor Lightning Strikes
- Unplug electrical equipment such as computers, TV’s, radios, and other appliances. Remember that lightning can travel through these electrical systems. Consider installing a whole-home surge protector to protect your appliances and electronics.
- Use your mobile phone instead of a corded telephone.
- Don’t turn on your water during a thunderstorm. Since lightning can be conducted through plumbing, your shower and the dishes should wait.
- Stay away from windows and doors.
- Avoid concrete floors and walls that could have conductive piping or electrical systems encased within them.
- Hire a professional to install a lightning protection system.
- Ensure your smoke detectors ae working properly. Monitored heat and smoke detectors that are part of your security system need to be replaced at least every 10 years. Test them regularly!
If you don’t have a security system, if your security system is not monitored, or if you are unhappy with your current security provider, call me for a free, no-obligation consultation. You’ll be glad you did!
Ulli Robson, Security Specialist, 780-288-2986