Summer in Colorado is also known as lightning season and the formidable–although often forgotten–threat to your safety should never be underestimated. Lightning strikes can cause massive power surges, around 50,000 degrees F of heat per bolt, which can then result in fires leaving extensive property damages worth up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as deaths and injuries. These grave risks should encourage every homeowner to improve protection at home.
Aside from installing lightning protection systems and surge protection devices, you can fix certain elements in your home to reduce or eliminate common fire hazards. Even without lightning, there are certain parts of the home that may be prone to sparking electrical fires, especially if the property was built before the updated building codes.