Protect Your Property From Lightning Strikes

Summer thunderstorms can pop up suddenly, bringing with them severe winds, heavy rains and lighting strikes.  You may not think lightning will ever hit your house, but with its unpredictability in a thunderstorm, it is possible that it could happen and cause fire damage. Most likely the point of impact on the exterior will be fine, but you can have fire damage in your home and not even know it.  Lightning can also cause power surges and damage appliances and electronics that are plugged into the outlets. 



Here are simple precautions you can take in a thunderstorm:

 

  1. If you hear a loud explosive sound and feel shaking, it’s likely your home was struck by lightning. Call the fire department immediately, even if you don’t see signs of fire, they can be hidden in the walls or attic.
  2. Call a licensed electrician to do a followup and check your wiring. 
  3. Install surge protectors and even whole house surge protectors to protect larger appliances. 
  4. Unplug all electronics to prevent damage from power surges, this is always the best protection, as surge protectors can fail. 



In the event that you do have a damaging fire to your property, never hesitate to call us at IRS. Our 5 star reviews will tell you how much our team values personal and quality service. Your calls go straight to the owner and he oversees every job! We are always here when you need us and willing to answer any questions!




If your home is struck by lightning, you will likely hear a loud explosive sound and feel shaking. While you may not see a fire anywhere, it’s important to call the Fire Department and have these checked out thoroughly. Fires from lightning strikes can be in the attic and in the walls and not be visible to you. Next, call an electrician to do a follow up and check your wiring to ensure that it is safe. 

Lighting can also cause power surges in your home. It is a good safety measure to have power surge strips for your electronics and these can be purchased at electronic stores. Additionally, electricians can install whole house surge protectors that protect your larger appliances, like your refrigerator and washer and dryer. However, if the lighting strike is intense enough, surge protectors can fail. The best precaution is to always unplug all electronics in a thunderstorm. 

In the event that you do have a damaging fire to your property, never hesitate to call us at IRS. Our 5 star reviews will tell you how much our team values personal and quality service. Your calls go straight to the owner and he oversees every job! We are always here when you need us and willing to answer any questions!

 

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