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Florida couple's toilet BLOWS UP after septic tank is hit by lightning

Florida couple's toilet BLOWS UP after septic tank is hit by lightning”

The plumbing company helping to fix Ward's pipes says the lightning struck near the septic tank. The resulting strike then caused a chain reaction that not only destroyed the toilet, but the indoor plumbing and the septic tank as well.

"It was the loudest noise I've ever heard", Ward said. A plumber from A-1 Affordable Plumbing Inc. told the couple the lightning strike ignited methane gas that built up in the pipes and septic tanks.

It just went 'BOOM!,' " MaryLou Ward told Tampa's WFLA. "Not when it's thunder storming". "That's the main thing". She said her family was lucky no one was using the toilet at the time of the lightning. 'Luckily no one was hurt! "Most likely all sewer piping will need to be replaced".

"I'm not taking any showers, and I'm not going to the bathroom ... not when it's thunder-storming", said Ward, adding, "and for down here [in Florida], that's a lot!"

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'There have been documented incidents of people injured on toilets, ' Jensenius told The Charlotte Observer.

It might be terrifying to think about, but the plumbing company said this is as rare as a person getting struck by lightning. "This means staying off corded phones, electrical appliances, wires, TV cables, computers, plumbing, metal doors and windows".

'A house is a safe place to be during a thunderstorm as long as you avoid anything that conducts electricity, ' the NWS states on its website.



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