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How Thunderstorms Give Rise to Lightning | SERVPRO® of North Lawrenceville
Thunderstorms can cause damage in a variety of ways, with lightning being one of the most dangerous. The violent discharge of a lightning bolt can start fires, damage appliances and wiring, and even cause damage to a home’s structure when it strikes.
Between high temperatures, electrical charges and shock waves, everyone should be educated about lightning and how to prepare for it.How Do Thunderstorms Give Rise to Lightning?
All thunderstorms have an electrical charge, which is the catalyst for claps of thunder and bolts of lightning. A quick discharge of this electrical energy can either strike across the clouds or toward the ground, manifesting as what we know as a lightning bolt.
Because oxygen is not an effective conductor, lightning often chooses to strike toward objects on its journey to the ground. In the case of this object being a building, it will use the water pipes and wiring as a conduit for travel, which is why it can cause such severe damage to a home.How Does Lightning Cause Damage?
It is important to be aware of how lightning damages a home and what homeowners can do to stay safe.
Lightning can start fires. Because they reach temperatures of up to 500,000 degrees, a bolt of lightning can instantly ignite the wood of a home or building. As it travels through the electrical wires, its heat can also damage them and lead to the start of fires inside the walls. The local fire department should be called if your home is struck to test your wiring for hot spots and potential threats.
Lightning can damage electronics. Because lightning travels through the wiring in a home, it can transfer its charge to that wiring and anything connected to the circuit. This can cause damage to anything plugged into the wall, but can be avoided with a surge protector.
Lightning can cause property damage. Thunder is created by shock waves, which occur from the force of a lightning strike across the clouds. If lightning strikes the ground, shock waves occur then as well, which can explode masonry and shatter windows. If lightning strikes anywhere in the vicinity, it is important to inspect the home for structural damage.
If your home has been affected by storm damages or lightning-related fires, give us a call today! We are experts in damage cleanup and can restore your damage quickly.
What is New at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville
As a locally owned and operated small business, our efforts continue to be focused on providing confidence and reassurance that remediation efforts on their fire, water or mold problems will be would be handled quickly and efficiently. Additionally, our stated goal of "making it "Like it never even happened." is always there providing comfort to our customers.
During the last 10 years, we have focused on purchasing new equipment, increasing our workforce, training and development. Most recently, we have added two new service vehicles, increased our workforce and expanded our equipment inventory.
Call us at (678) 376-5515 so that we can make you feel confident that the professionals at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville are available, trained and have the newest technology to maintain your trust.
Winter in Lawrenceville
Its almost that time of year again. The leaves are about to start changing. The weather will start cooling down. Its that very same cool weather that SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville wants you to be ready for.
When the weather begins to cool down, you need to start watching out for pipes bursting within the home. If you have a property that is vacant, it may be a good idea to maintain some form of heat during the cooler winter months to prevent any issues from arising.
However, should you have any damage occur from burst pipes this winter season, SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville is here to help you. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist you. Call us at 678-376-5515 and our trained professionals will be there to help.
Water Heater Maintenance Tips
Your water heater is probably one appliance within your home that you don't pay a lot of attention to, at least until you're taking a shower and there is no hot water. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville has some tips to keep you from taking an ice bath.
- Before doing any maintenance on your water heater, shut off the power at the service panel
- Once every three months, drain one gallon of water from the tank. If you have hard water, do this every month to reduce sediment collecting in the bottom of the tank.
- Once every two years, have your water heater inspected by a service technician.
SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville encourages you to always maintain your household appliances. Don't wait until its too late and a problem arises.
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Have a need for immediate mitigation or remediation? If so, contact SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville any time to receive 24-hour emergency service. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
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Residential or Commercial Services
No job is to big or small, whether your Lawrenceville home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Building/Reconstruction Services
Questions call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville at (678) 376 5515.
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists Can Restore Your Lawrenceville Home
SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville
SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Springtime Tips for Homeowners
The weather is warming up and the spring rains are here which means now is a good time to get out there and give your home the maintenance it missed during those cold winter months. Following these few tips could save yourself a lot of problems down the line.
- Check your roof for any cracks or damage. This will help prevent leaking into the upper floors of your home.
- Clean and check your gutters. When gutters are clogged and not allowing water to drain properly it could be coming back into your basement or crawl space.
- If your home has a chimney have it cleaned and examined for damage.
If these problems are left to sit your home could be at risk for water damage and potentially mold damage if left unchecked. This could lead to very expensive repairs to both the interior and exterior of your home. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville recommends keeping up with your household maintenance before the springtime showers begin.
SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville Disaster Recovery Team
No Job Is Too Large
The SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.
Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.
At SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville (678)376-5515.
Should a storm or major event strike, call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville at (678)376-5515
Vehicle Safety this Winter
A full tank of gas will keep the fuel from freezing in your vehicle.
Chrismas Tree Safety
Stay safe this Christmas!
Avoid a potential house fire by keeping your Christmas tree hydrated with water, or use wet sand to help keep it green.
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