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Lightning Protection and Surge Protection In East Texas

How Lightning Strikes Damage a Home

When a storm hits, there are three major paths for a lightning strike to enter a home and cause damage. These paths are:

  • Direct strikes on the building can cause the most devastating damage, destroying parts of the structure and starting fires rapidly.
  • Electrical wire strikes carry an electrical charge through the power, phone, or cable TV systems of a home, causing thousands of dollars of damage to electronics and appliances.
  • Plumbing strikes can carry electricity through home plumbing, causing structural damage, fires, and risk of death by electrocution.

Complicating matters further, a lightning strike can enter your home by any or all of these paths, causing severe damage to the roof, walls, appliances, electronics, and other personal belongings inside.

Lightning Strike Protection

There are several ways to protect your home in the Tyler, Longview and East Texas area from lighting strike. One of the most comprehensive ways to protect your home is with a lightning protection system. There are multiple elements to a lightning protection system; some or all of them may be used, depending on your specific needs. At Daystar Electric our electricians can determine what will work best for your structure.

Surge Protection

All of our homes possess many electronics, from our phones to our washing machines. You may think that electrical power strips are protecting you from power surges, but surprisingly, these do not do much in the event of a severe power surge. At Daystar Electric our electricians can install a whole home surge protector.

Though we often think of serious power surges, throughout the course of a year, small, unnoticeable surges happen all the time. These surges can cause damage over time. At Daystar Electric, we can install whole home surge protection. The investment in this type of surge protection is worth not having to replace thousands of dollars’ worth of appliances and electronics later. Daystar Electric can advise you on the best solution for your home.

If you have more questions, we have answers! Call Daystar Electric today at 903-534-5850 and we will be happy to assist you with your whole house surge protection!