Lightning Damage

Claim Type

Lightning Damage



Besides causing fires, lightning can cause extensive damage to your property.

Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity  accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms and sometimes during volcanic eruptionsor dust storms. In the atmospheric electrical discharge, a leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 220,000 km/h (140,000 mph), and can reach temperatures approaching hot enough to fuse sand into glass channels known as fulgurites which are normally hollow and can extend some distance into the ground. There are some 16 million lightning storms in the world every year.

Lightning can also occur within the ash clouds from volcanic eruptions or can be caused by violent forest fires which generate sufficient dust to create a static charge

As for a claim for lightning damage claims there are special considerations that must be made. Lightning can cause catastrohic damage to electronic equipment, appliances, computer systems, home theatre systems, phone systems, lighting, electrical wiring and outlets, and a host of anything associated with electrical appliances and digital equipment.

Lightning can also affect the life span of your appliances and electrical equipment.

Let assist you in determining the most effective way to accurately prepare the extent and scope of the damage you sustained.  We will accurately evaluate the damage to your residence or building as well as assist you in bringing experts in to properly test and report on the extent of damage on your electrical and electronic equipment.

Call for a consultation to explore all your options in dealing with your fire and smoke damage claim. 1-800-303-2591.