How to Protect Your Home from Electrical Damage During Storms

How to Protect Your Home from Electrical Damage During Storms

How to Protect Your Home from Electrical Damage During Storms

Are you concerned about your home’s electricity when there are storms with heavy winds, rain, and lightning?  Lightning storms can cause electrical damage to your entire home when you are not protected.  It is important to be prepared and protected from electrical damage that can easily occur when heavy winds, rains, and lightning come through your area.  This will prevent you from the long process of filing property claims and working with a public claims adjuster in Orlando, FL.  These are a few tips to protect your home from some of the most common types of electrical damage caused by storms.

Power Outages Caused by Downed Power Lines

Severe storms often carry high wind and heavy rains that are powerful enough to knock down large trees.  When a large tree falls onto a power line, it is likely that they will pull the wires down with them, causing power outages in the affected area.  Power outages can also occur when lightning strikes a nearby electrical substation or community power line.  To minimize the inconvenience that a power outage may cause, set up a backup power system, like a generator, so that you can still stay safe despite these issues.  Some homes even invest in a full-home generator, so they do not need to suffer any losses when there is a power outage.  Be sure that you are fully stocked on batteries for flashlights and other important temporary devices.

Electrical Surges from Lighting Strikes

When a lightning storm approaches your home, you should be protected against electrical surges they can cause.  If your home or property is struck by lightning, it can cause severe damage, including electrocution, shock, and electrical surges.  These electrical surges make their way through the wiring system in your home and damage any devices or electronics that may be connected, plugged in, or turned on.  You may want to consider installing a lighting arrester to direct the lightning to the ground outside your home.

Electrical Shorts from Leaks or Flooding

Storms that bring heavy rains also carry risks of excessive flooding.  This is especially true if you live in a community close to or below sea level, like many coastal towns in Florida.  When water comes into your home, it can cause your short circuits.  Short circuits can then result in power loss.  The extent of power loss will depend on the circuit that is shorted.  If it is a main wire that runs throughout your house, you may even suffer a total outage.  Protect your home from potential leaks by having an electrician come to your home and assess it vulnerability.

These are three common electrical problems that can occur when your community suffers from a severe storm and how you can prevent them.  The more rain, wind, and lightning that accompany a severe storm, the more your home will be vulnerable to this damage to your home or business.  If you suffer from damage to your electricity, you will want to trust our public claims adjuster in Orlando, FL to help.  Contact Five Star Claims Adjusting to hear how we can advocate for you today.

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