Late afternoons and evenings in June and August are the most common months to experience Lightning related fires. In addition to causing fires, lightning can be just as dangerous on its own. It is estimated that a lightning bolt’s temperature can reach 50,000 degrees. If your home is hit by lightning, you may not notice a fire caused by the strike immediately. Fires can hide inside the walls or in attic spaces. If you home has been struck by lightning all you local Fire Department right away. It is also advised to schedule an electrical diagnosis of your home’s wiring with a qualified electrical company.
The outside of your home may be protected but the appliances and technology items are at risk. Purchasing a power surge strip or a whole house surge device can protect the items at risk. Depending on the intensity of the strike the power surge strip can sometimes fail. The best form of protection for your appliances is to unplug them during a thunderstorm. Land line phones are at a high risk of being struck and if phone communication is needed it is best to use a cellphone. The first two items to consider unplugging during a storm is all computers and landline phones.
Safety for self is staying indoors away from electrical items, windows, water, and doors. Making sure each family member knows precautions to take to remain safe can save lives and property.
Storms don’t wait for normal business hours, and neither does SERVPRO of the Quad Cities. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week. As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of The Quad Cities has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.
If you have experienced storm damage, do not delay the process of restoration. Taking immediate action to property damage can save time and money where repairs are a concern. We work with all major insurance companies for a stress-free claims process. Don’t Delay, Call Today! Free estimates and excellent customer service from your locally owned SERVPRO Franchise.