Lightning Damage and Restoration Cary NC
We are Cary North Carolina’s lightning and fire damage experts with 25 years of experience in restoring damaged homes. We are not just a restoration company; we are a North Carolina State licensed General Contractor and can handle any residential or commercial job.
If you have water, wind, fire or lightning damage to your home or business call our 24×7 emergency hotline at 919-467-1991 now.
We work directly with your insurance company to get your life or business back in order as quickly as possible. We are insured and IICRC Certified restoration professionals.
What If My House Is Hit By Lightning In Cary, NC?
Country singer Hank Williams’ very last song was called “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,” which is funny and also true. It’s also true that you can’t live anywhere risk-free, and in Cary, and the rest of North Carolina, lightning is one of the major risks we live with.
Lightning can come with fast-developing storms and is completely unpredictable. And it’s powerful: one bolt of lightning can produce one billion volts of electricity.
In a study covering the years from 1959 to 1994, North Carolina was #4 for lightning casualties, #2 for lightning deaths, #4 for injuries due to lightning and #4 for property damages due to lightning.
Sadly, a man died in Cary of a lightning strike, at Crossroads Plaza, also on April 10 of this year (2015).
Being outside in a thunderstorm is very dangerous. You should be either in a car or a building.
Even so, a building can also be struck. On April 10, lightning hit a top unit in the Villages of Lake Boone Apartments in Raleigh, which caused damage to the attic and water damage below.
What if this happens to your house?
The first concern is always safety: you should make sure that your family has an emergency plan in case of a crisis like a lightning strike.
After that, you should have a plan to know what you might lose.
So once or twice a year, it’s a good idea to walk through your house or apartment and videotape everything. Store it somewhere outside your house (a safety deposit box is ideal) so it won’t be lost too.
And you might as well put your critical papers there as well. There’s no point in taking a chance.
You’ll need to call the fire department if your house is hit. Even if you don’t see fire there may be embers which could smolder and burst into flames later.
There may also be water damage like we saw at Lake Boone Village: a hole in your house during a storm means rain will likely fall in. This can leak down into your sheetrock, damaging your ceilings and walls.
After you’ve spoken to the fire department, you’ll need to think about repairing the damage.
If you live in Cary or the Research Triangle, call Professional Restoration Services. We can advise you as to what you’ll need to do to restore your property and make it your home again. Call us at 919-467-1991 today.
We are the Triangle’s wind damage experts with over 25 years of experience. We are not just a restoration company; we are a North Carolina State licensed General Contractor and can handle any residential or commercial job.
Emergency Call Process:
- The emergency call comes to our 24-hour hotline – 919-467-1991.
- The on-call supervisor evaluates loss and dispatches our certified technicians.
- Certified technician arrives and assesses the damage.
- A mitigation plan is discussed with the client and insurance company.
- Restoration estimate is prepared and is sent to the insurance company.
- Estimate is approved and restoration begins.