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Home lightning safety

It's important to realize when it comes to protecting your home against lightning, nothing is full proof, but you can better equip yourself.

You might not realize it but your cable and phone lines also carry electricity, which means they too carry a surge. Electrician Kerry Adkins says because of that it's important to make sure both systems are grounded with your main circuits.

Surge protectors can also help. It's best to look for ones that have cable and phone jacks, not just electrical outlets. For bigger appliances Adkins suggest having a surge protector installed that will attach directly to fuse box.

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