When Lightening Strikes - A Tale of Plumbing Troubles
There are days when it doesn't serve any purpose to read the paper.
Today seems to be one of those days.
I have learned, to my utter horror, what happens when lightning strikes a septic tank.
The effect is much worse than you have already imagined.
You see, plumbing is an excellent conductor of electricity. Plumbing that is connected to a septic tank can also contain a fair amount of methane gas. Methane gas is flammable.
And as a poor couple in Florida discovered, when lightning strikes a septic tank, not only does the septic tank explode, so does the plumbing in the house including the toilets.
Yes, yes, I think you now have a full picture of how horrific this situation is. There are also so many puns that can be applied in this situation.
Fortunately, no one was hurt.
As someone who both lives in an area of many lightning strikes and has a septic tank, my heart goes out to the Ward family. I am also trying to figure out how to lightning proof my own tank.
I wonder if we could start a campaign to get Chuck and Jo Gaines involved because the Ward home certainly could use some fixing up.