ROANOKE, Va., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Trust Home Services, southern Virginia's leading HVAC, plumbing and electrical provider, wants to help area homeowners prevent damage and limit the negative impact of lightning storms. The BBB A+ rated company has three tips to help Roanoke-area residents handle the shocking effects lightning can have on home electronics.
"With the spring storms returning to Southern Virginia, we are seeing more issues caused by lightning and we want to help homeowners prevent damage to costly electronics and home appliances," said Ted Puzio, owner of Southern Trust Home Services. "There are a few easy steps homeowners can take to mitigate storm damage."
Southern Trust Home Services offers these tips to prevent damage and limit the effects of lightning storms:
- Protect your electronics with a whole-home surge protector – With thousands of dollars' worth of electrical appliances and electronics in your home, surge protectors offer a low-cost way to easily safeguard your investment. Not all surge protection systems are created equal, though. The most effective protection is through a whole-home system attached to your electrical panel. For a one-time investment, you get a system that protects small electronics and big ticket items like HVAC systems, refrigerators and medical equipment. Southern Trust's whole-home system, for example, also includes a lifetime warranty and will cover up to $75,000 in the event of surge damage.
- Use point-of-use surge protectors – If you do not have a whole home-surge protector, plug all of your electronics into point-of-use surge protectors. Look for the UL label, or similar independent testing laboratory seal, when purchasing a point-of-use surge protector.
- Check your homeowners or renters insurance coverage – Even if you take all the precautionary steps, you will want to make sure your homeowners or renters insurance plan covers damage caused by lightning. Not all insurance plans are the same, so make sure yours will cover damage done to your home and electronics.
For Roanoke-area homeowners who are interested in learning more about safeguarding their home against lightning storms, the professionals at Southern Trust Home Services are available to help. For more information, please call 540-343-4348 or visit www.southerntrusthomeservices.com.
About Southern Trust Home Services
Founded in 1995 as Southern State Electric, Southern Trust Home Services provides residential plumbing, electrical and HVAC services, including 24/7 emergency repairs, to homeowners in more than 60 cities throughout southern Virginia. Southern Trust Home Services staffs dedicated, certified, licensed and insured, drug and criminal background checked technicians who provide timely, same-day services for a variety of home repairs, installations and maintenance. A Better Business Bureau accredited company since 2006, Southern Trust Home Services has financing available including 0 percent for 18 months, and Lifetime Repair Guarantee on stated repairs. To find out more, call 540-343-4348 or visit www.southerntrusthomeservices.com.
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