When you hear the boom of thunder nearby, does it make you jump out of your seat? For most of us, the sound of thunder might be what scares us more than lightning, and in reality, the chances of getting hit by lightning is slim, but there are some precautions that you should take when a thunderstorm rolls in. Lightning doesn’t only damage that which it hits directly. A tree hit by lightning could fall on your home, or it could catch fire and then that fire spread to your home. Or a lightning strike could cause a powerful surge through the power lines frying your appliances and electronics.

As a homeowner, you can protect your home by cutting down trees that are too close to your home. You should also have surge protectors to protect your sensitive electronics. These are fairly simple steps to take that could save you a lot of money and help keep your family safe, so why not make the effort to keep your home safe in a thunderstorm?

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