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When Lightning Strikes Causing Damage To Your Fort Myers Home, We Are Here To Help!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Lightning Strikes Causing Damage To Your Fort Myers Home, We Are Here To Help! Lightning causes more loss of property and life in our state than anywhere else in the country.

Lightning Causes Fire Damage In Fort Myers

Did you know Florida is the lightning capital of the U.S.? Lightning causes more loss of property and life in our state than anywhere else in the country. A flash of lightning can heat air to temperatures five times hotter than the surface of the sun. Most homes are grounded due to gutters and metal in the structure that reaches the ground, but it can still be the cause of high heat fires.

Restoring fire damage in Fort Myers property after a blaze caused by lightning requires fast action to mitigate secondary damages to the residence. Our technicians arrive on-site within four hours of the initial call and immediately cover damaged roofing with a tarp and take other steps to stop rain from entering the property when needed.

Charred building materials and possessions too damaged for restoration are removed from the property with permission. Each item is accessed for restorability, and if we cannot do it on-site, we pack up and move out furnishings for one-on-one attention in our facility. Our goal is always to restore using our proprietary methods rather than replace saving homeowners money.

Frequently, lightning fires are limited to a section of a home. SERVPRO knows odor-causing soot can spread quickly via HVAC ductwork and through foot traffic in the house and we ask homeowners that remain on the property shut off the HVAC and to limit movement in the affected areas. Lightning strikes often take out the power in a home, and we bring generators to perform all of our clean up tasks.

Our technicians hand-clean using wet and dry sponges and our specially formulated cleaners to remove all types of smoke residues. Soot can be smaller than the human eye can see and travels easily into cracks and crevices where it can be a source of a foul odor. Removal of these motes entails capture through the use of air scrubbers with HEPA filters which exhausts clean air back into the environment.

After the restoration of damaged building materials and items in the home, our SERVPRO location offers building services to rebuild and repair the structure of your home completely. A technician can go over an itemized list of what the property requires to be returned to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral has certified technicians available to mitigate fire damage to your home 24-hours a day by calling (239) 573-5911. We can take care of any size home disaster from cleanup to rebuild.

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