How often does lightning strike a house in Florida?

Friday, January 17, 2020

Florida has the most lightning strikes, based on insurance claims, of any state. According to the Insurance Information Institute, there were 7,108 lightning strike claims in 2018 at an average cost of $10,436 each. That’s 28% more than Georgia at #2.

    Also, see our blog post Should I get a lightning rod system to protect my house? 

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Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about SAFETY: 

 Why is it important to use "cabinet screws" to mount the upper cabinets in the kitchen?

 Is the door between an attached garage and the house required to have a closer (self-closing device)?

 Can the smoke sensors in a home security/fire alarm system replace the smoke alarms required by the building code?

 What are the "Aging In Place" features to look for when buying a retirement home?

 What is aging in place? 

 How do I safely remove a dead rodent (rat, mouse or squirrel) from the attic?

 Does pushing the test button on a smoke alarm test the smoke sensor device inside? 

 What is the minimum height of a ceiling fan above the floor?

 Should a smoke alarm be installed in the kitchen? 

 Why is a double cylinder deadbolt lock on an exterior door a safety hazard? 

 Why are rubber washing machine hoses a safety risk?

 What can I do to avoid kitchen accidents and injuries?

 Where are smoke alarms required to be located? 

 Are carbon monoxide alarms required to be installed in homes in Florida?

 Are old vinyl tile floors dangerous?  

 How can I use safety checks to limit my tenant liability for a rental house?

 Do you inspect for trip hazards around the home? 

 When should I replace my smoke alarms?

• Why is an anti-tip device now required behind the range? 

• What are the hazards to avoid when going into an attic? 

What are the warning signs of a dangerous deck?
    Visit our SAFETY page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.

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