Lightning Strike Home/Property


What Happens to The Electrical System When Lightning Strikes Your Home/Property?

         According the Insurance Information Institute (III), in 2016 there were over 100,000 homeowners’ insurance claims filed due to lightning damage throughout the United States. This representation does not include those that were uninsured and those that were unaware of the damage, and therefore did not file a claim.  IMPORTANT: If at any moment your home or property has just been struck by lightning, get out and immediately call the Fire Departmentas It is very common for fires to ignite within the attic and walls of the home after a lightning strike.  Considering the temperature of lightning at 90,032°F, which is 9 times hotter than the surface of the sun, lightning strikes create a huge power surge that can cause significant amounts of damage to electrical wiring, electronics, and electrical equipment as it travels through your homes electrical system.   It is imperative to know that not all lightning strike damages may be evident to the naked eye as the damaged areas may be hidden within the walls and attic of the home.  It is a common, yet costly misconception that if your home or property has been struck by lightning, you should have all the electrical wiring replaced.  This assumption is far from the truth. There are electrical tests that have been put in place to evaluate and determine the need to repair or replace any of the electrical wiring conductors in the home or residence.  Therefore, it is very important to hire an experienced qualified Electrical Residential Insulation Resistance MEGGER TESTING SERVICES company such as Peoples Choice Electric to perform a “Three Point” Electrical Residential Insulation Resistance MEGGER TEST to determine the extent of the damages to the insulation on the electrical wire conductors. In the event of a lightning strike, give us a call by dialing (9739)-MEGGER or (973) 963-4437.  Under certain circumstances, most homeowners’ insurance companies cover Electrical Residential INSULATION RESISTANCE MEGGER TESTING SERVICES due to lightning striking your home or property.