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Commercial Fire Damage from Lightning

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Lightning struck a local police station- causing a fire

What Happens When Lightning Strikes Your Home or Business?

This is the aftermath of lightning striking a local police station- causing a fire. The fire suppressant system kicked on- causing damage throughout the entire building.

Consider this following fact:

The positive charge from lightening is being negated by negative charge of ground and all grounded objects. The house is grounded, after lightening strike the electrons from earth are moving through all objects between ground and stroked point. As the movement of electrons in circuit with resistance higher than 0 emits heat, most objects are being burned or damaged.

Although lightning storms can be a sight to behold, they can also cause electrical damage to your home or business. In fact, the insurance industry estimates that around 6.5% of all property casualty claims are related to lightning strikes.

  • Call SERVPRO of NW Genesee County if your home or business has a fire due to lightning.



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