Protect your home from intense summer storms

In the Midwest, our weather changes quickly. One minute it’s a super-hot, perfect pool day. The next it’s dark skies and standing water in your yard from a thunderstorm’s downpour. To protect your family and your investment in your property, call Apollo Home. Professional electricians and plumbers are ready to keep you and your loved ones safe and secure.

Electricians Install Surge Protection

Thunderstorms can be unpredictable and wreak havoc. First, hail can easily damage your exterior air conditioner unit. Second, lightning and power surges place your electronics and appliances at risk. Finally, remember air conditioners are appliances too and are vulnerable to damage from electrical surges.

Electricians from Apollo Home train extensively to handle all sorts of electrical jobs. They can easily install a new light fixture as well as protect your house from electrical damage. How? Apollo Home offers whole-home surge protection.

Installed by licensed electricians at the main electrical panel, whole-home surge protection goes beyond a basic “power strip” surge protector. It covers anything plugged into the wall inside your home from internal and external power surges. It encompasses light switches and other components not connected to a point-of-use device, as well.

In addition to thunderstorm activity, power surges originate from the utility company when switching power grids. Surges may also occur when large appliances such as air conditioners or refrigerator motors turn on or off.

Consider how many electronics and appliances are at risk. Do you maintain a home office? Think about the computer, monitors, phone chargers, and other devices.

Do you have a home theater with multiple speakers and components? Have a small kitchen or bar in your basement or outdoor entertaining area? How many of your kids’ gaming systems or other electronics are plugged in or charging right now?

A direct lightning strike is, of course, an exceptional and serious situation. No surge protection device can prevent damage from direct lightning strikes. If you expect severe lightning activity, it’s best to unplug your most significant appliances and electronics.

Electricians from Apollo Home perform thorough tests of your electrical systems. Call today to join the Apollo Care Plan. Members receive multiple benefits, including a complimentary annual electrical evaluation.

Prevent Water Damage with Plumbing Solutions from Apollo Home

Thunderstorms also bring lots of rain. It might save you from running the sprinkler for a week. But unfortunately, too much rain puts your home at risk.

If you have a basement, you probably have a sump pump. If you don’t have one – you need one! If you finished your basement, you need two! When a basement is finished or stores meaningful possessions, it’s best to have a backup sump pump.

The WaterSafe system is another product to minimize water damage. The WaterSafe system detects leaks and can alert you before they get out of control.

This is helpful if you spend a lot of time out of the house, at work, for example. A washing machine hose could leak in the morning and completely wreck multiple rooms of your home before you return for dinner.

Ask your Apollo Home plumber about the WaterSafe system, especially before your next vacation!

Apollo Home Handles Main Line Clearing and Sewer Projects Too!

When’s the last time you had a plumbing inspection? Do you regularly maintain your sewer system, if you have one? Don’t know? Feel embarrassed? Don’t be! We’re here to walk with you through all of your home maintenance. Apollo Care Plans also include an annual plumbing evaluation. Become a member and take advantage of this and other benefits, such as priority scheduling and a VIP phone number.

Whether your priority is for electrical or plumbing, Apollo Home is here to help. Our emergency electricians and plumbers are available 24/7 every day of the year, even holidays. Call us for emergency help anytime!

Invest in the Apollo Care Plan for Priority Benefits

The best way to extend the life of your home mechanicals is with a preventative maintenance plan, like the Apollo Care Plan. The Plan is specially designed to preserve your home’s systems and to reduce quality time lost to inconvenient repairs.

Call the Cincinnati home services leader – Apollo Home. We’re eager to share our expertise about electrical and plumbing services. We’ve learned a lot in our more than 100 years and can use it to help you.

Our friendly electricians and plumbers are licensed, insured, and background-checked for your peace of mind. They receive ongoing certified training to stay current. They are more than happy to answer questions about our services and how to care for your equipment.

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