How do I protect my home from lightning?

You need electricity to power your home’s appliances, TVs, and computers. But when lightning strikes, damage can occur to outlets, electronics, and your electric panel box, creating an electrical emergency. We spoke with Ted Puzio, Southern Trust Home Services owner, to get his tips on protecting your home from lightning and what to do during an electrical emergency.

How to prevent lightning from hitting your house

There’s no foolproof way to prevent lightning strikes on your home, but there are things you can do to minimize the damage.


First, disconnect appliances, TVs, computers, and other equipment from outlets. Remember to unplug modems, phone lines, and cable lines…

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