House Fire Caused by a Lightning Strike
But what happens when your home is hit by lightning?
Lightning damage is not often thought about- but is more common than you might think. Lightning strikes your home can cause power surges. But, they can also ignite a fire and cause fire damage. The damage in a case like this can be devastating.
Fire damage restoration includes getting soot residues removed from different materials and surfaces in your home. Not all soot is the same type of soot. Luckily, we have studied the differences in soot and know how to properly restore your home after a fire damage.
Where to begin if your home gets struck by lightning:
- Safety first: evacuate your family from your home if you seen or smell smoke.
- Call 911, and tell them your home was struck by lightning. Do this regardless if you suspect a fire damage.
- Once your home is assessed and found to be safe, you will be able to return inside.
- Call your insurance company and explain what has happened.
- Call a trustworthy restoration company to repair any damages to your home.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored to the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differ greatly and require a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.
Our process once we get to your home or business.
- Emergency Contact
- Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
- Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
- Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
- Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
- Cleaning and Repair