What Happens When Lightning Strikes Your Farmington Home?
What are three signs your home has been struck by lightning? The obvious sign is smoke and fire. Did you feel a shockwave? Or did you experience a power surge inside your home? These are all signs your home was struck by lightning. If you experience a lightning strike causes smoke and fire in your Farmington home, contact SERVPRO of South Washington & Crawford Counties.
The most dangerous is smoke and fire caused from lightning. Lightning bolts can reach temperatures up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. These extreme temperatures can cause a fire on your home’s roof or in the attic. There are cases where lightning has punched a hole through the shingles and into the attic. In extreme cases like this, insulation, electrical systems, and appliances can be damaged.
The power of a direct hit from a lightning bolt can produce a shockwave strong enough to split concrete. This much force can cause significant damage to your home, damaging brick, stone, chimneys, and more.
The most common damage caused by lightning bolts is electrical. Often times lightning uses your home’s electrical system as a path to the ground. This power surge can damage all the appliances in your home, receptacles, and even the wiring. Thus making your home’s electrical system unsafe to use. In extreme cases like this, utilize a licensed electrician to inspect your home.
SERVPRO of South Washington & Crawford Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial fire damage. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to restore your property to preloss condition. SERVPRO of South Washington & Crawford Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544.