3 Ways To Protect Your Electronics From Electrical Storms in the Atlanta Area

Atlanta is no stranger to thunderstorms. Over the past ten years, we’ve had numerous large storms, one with enough continuous rain to classify it as a 500-year flood.

And with those thunderstorms is the inevitable light show that comes with it. When lightning lights up the sky and thunder booms across the area, it’s hard to ignore. It can shake houses and rattle your belongings. And impact your electronics.

Safety is first when these kinds of storms hit. But long before warnings hit the airwaves once again, take a few moments and install protection to keep your electronics safe as well.

Assess Your Electrical System

From Chastain Park to Lennox, to Buckhead and beyond, if your home’s electrical system isn’t up to code, you could have potential problems. When a professional electrician comes in to assess your current electrical system, they will ensure that the wiring is undamaged, properly grounded, and up to National Electrical Code (NEC) standards. When all potential problems are addressed, and your system is up to code, you’re at less risk of being impacted by an electrical storm.

Whole House Surge Protection

Power surges from lightning strikes are dangerous. They can short out your home’s major appliances, fry the wiring that runs behind the walls, and sometimes start a fire. A whole house surge protection system helps to prevent any surges in your home from causing any major damage long before it becomes a potential problem.

Move Your Electrical System

Is your area prone to flooding? If you’ve ever experienced flooding in your home before, or live in an area where flooding can occur, it may be prudent to consider having a professional electrician raise the components of your electrical system. This ensures that if the worst happens and a flood brings water into your home, it won’t reach your electrical system and short out your system.

Call an Atlanta Electrician Today

With thunderstorms, it’s never a matter of if, but instead is a matter of when. Don’t wait until it’s too late. A professional electrician can help you assess potential problems, make corrections, and be prepared for the next storm that crosses our path.

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