This summer, we’ve experienced our fair share of intense thunderstorms in the Indianapolis area. The lightning has been especially damaging to residential properties in Central Indiana. If you witness several lightning strikes during a storm, make sure you stay indoors. However, even though a home may be a safe location, you still need to take several safety precautions. At RU Electrical Service, Inc., we’ve compiled a list of tips for protecting yourself from electrical injuries:
Don’t touch electrical outlets: Since electricity and shocks can be transferred through an electrical outlet, interacting with an outlet during the storm is hazardous. Instead, try to use only battery-powered appliances until the weather is clear.
Stay away from corded appliances: Using a corded phone during a storm is the main cause of electrical injury in the United States. Nowadays, most homeowners favor their cell phones over a home phone, but if you still use a corded telephone, we recommend you avoid making calls when lightning occurs.
Avoid plumbing fixtures: It’s common knowledge that water and electricity are not a safe combination. Wait to do activities such as showering and doing laundry until the storm has passed.
Invest in surge protectors: This is one of the most important steps a homeowner can take to prevent electrical appliances from burning out. Whole-house surge protectors defend appliances from lightning damage. Talk to our electricians about installing home surge protectors throughout your Indianapolis home.
INDIANAPOLIS STORM DAMAGE REPAIR
Despite these safety precautions, disaster can still strike. If your home wiring has been damaged because of lightning, RU Electrical Service, Inc. can perform storm damage repairs. Our expert electricians will quickly address the problem and restore your home back to its original condition. Call us today at 317-348-5047 to schedule an appointment.