plumbing Tips & Tricks
We have all heard the stories from our grandparents (when the thunder roars, go indoors!) and thought maybe it’s an urban myth? Well, it’s not. So, think again if you are thinking about taking a shower.
During a thunderstorm, it is highly risky to take a shower or do any other activities that involve water indoors.
The shower and bathtub are the top culprits, followed by your sinks, washing machine, dryer, and finally, your dishwasher.
Anything plugged into an internal receptacle or connected to an outside wire or pipe could become energized with large amounts of electricity.
Stay away from windows, stay off your porch or balcony and bring those pets inside. Don't lie down on concrete or lean against it either!
Seek appropriate shelter immediately in what’s considered a safe shelter. Also, do not lie on the ground or seek shelter under a tree.
Lightning kills 20 or more people in the US annually, and hundreds more sustain severe injuries. Lightning safety should be part of your everyday routine.