Preventing Fire Damage from Lightnight Strikes to Your Montgomery Home
SERVPRO Technicians Deal with the Aftermath of a Fire and Help Owners with Tips and Suggestions for Fire Prevention
Few disasters are more devastating than a severe fire. There are several common reasons for fire, including some that are well and widely understood. However, there are others that do not get much attention. A lightning strike can make a fire flare up almost right away, with absolutely no warning. Fires from lightning are not as rare as people think. Even worse, many people assume there is nothing they can do to protect themselves from this powerful force of nature.
The best way to prevent fire damage to your Montgomery home from a lightning strike is to give the lightning a path which is well-grounded. Grounding a home is done with a networked arrangement of aluminum and copper components. The surge of electricity efficiently and quickly is channeled into the earth with these elements, creating minimal damage to their surroundings.
If you have already suffered from a fire from a lightning strike, SERVPRO is the company you want helping you restore your home. We work fast to get your home back to its safe and proper condition so you and your family can return to your normal lives.
The most commonly known and memorable part of a network with the proper components is the lightning rod. By itself, the lightning rod is ornamental at best. The worst possible scenario has the rod attracting lightning while offering it nowhere to go, which causes quite a bit of damage to your home as a result. Lightning fires can begin, plus bricks can be blasted out of your chimney and shingles can be knocked off your roof.
A total system for protecting your home from lightning is a cleverly designed web of cables which is installed unobtrusively along the outside of your home. The cables let lightning follow the path of minimal resistance, right down to the ground where it becomes harmless.
When the unfortunate does happen, our SERVPRO technicians are standing by to restore your home as soon as the fire is out. You cannot hesitate to contact us, as the longer you wait, the more damage your home sustains. The lingering soot and smoke are very acidic and continue to harm your home and your possessions that may be salvageable with our expert help.
SERVPRO of Montgomery South is here for you in your time of need after a fire. We understand how stressful this time can be, which is why we support you each step of the restoration process after you call us at (334) 284-1612.
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