Lightning Strike & Surge Evaluation Services
Trust Our Houston Electricians to Get Your Home Fixed
Texas is known for many things: a big state, with big skies, and big swings in the weather. Even the average rainfall we have is big, with heavy raindrops suddenly pouring out of nowhere and often accompanied by massive bolts of lightning. A lightning strike can contain millions of volts of electricity, which means a strike on your home could send a surge of power through your lines which fries anything attached to it. If your home has been struck by lightning, our experienced Houston electricians can come to you, evaluate the damage, and set to work getting it fixed so you can live in safety and comfort once again.
What Happens in a Surge Event?
During a lightning strike or other serious surge event, the sudden influx of power flowing through your wires and devices can cause an immense amount of damage. The most common damage is to your wires themselves—the influx of current creates an abundance of heat which can melt your wires and burn away the insulation, connections, and grounding. This makes your electrical system a danger to your entire home and your property (it’s not uncommon for this to start fires). In many cases, the best way to fix this is to completely replace all of the wiring in your home as well as some of the other critical components which may have become damaged like your circuit breaker panel.
Other forms of damage may include: