Lightning Damage

With Spring, come storms, and lightning can be a part of the combination. There is always a chance of lightning causing damage to your home or business.

Lightning Strike Storm Damage

Lightning strike burnt down a shed.

 

Lightning can start a direct fire because the core temperature of a lightning strike is approximately 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The harm to structures, electronics, building systems and can be extensive, causing loss of product and major downtime.

Major hazards caused by lightning
Fire damage: The biggest threat lightning poses to a structure is fire. Wood and other flammable construction materials can easily explode when exposed to the high temperature of a lightning strike. Lightning current travelling through wires and pipelines instantly burns them up causing complete damage to property.
Power surge damage: If lightning chooses electrical wiring as its primary or secondary path, the explosive surge can damage all the appliances it is connected to.
Shock wave damage: Lightning produces shock waves that can be destructive. These shock waves can fracture concrete and brick and stone chimneys severely.

If your home or business suffers damage during a thunder storm, call the professionals at Stutters Disaster Kleenup, and we will assess the damage, and work to get your home or business back to pre-loss condition as soon as possible.

Stutters Disaster Kleenup is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve you. Call us at 1-877-763-1540, and our Project Managers will be happy to come out and assess the damage.

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