After Lightning Strikes


CurrentSAFE® Electrical Hazard Detection
Residential Electrical Wire Testing; Testing After Lightning Strikes; Testing After Power Surge

CurrentSAFE® Electrical Hazard Detection test is performed on a residence after lightning strikes or the home experiences an electrical surge. Any kind of electrical surge; whether its a lightning strike, downed power pole or a surge – we have the equipment and electrical inspection for you. An electrical surge can damage wiring behind your walls, damage fixtures and even cause outlets to catch fire.
ARC Electric Company’s CurrentSAFE® Electrical Hazard Detection test, is a residential electrical hazard detection service that finds and helps eliminate electrical hazards. Damage from lightning can be concealed inside of walls; during the CurrentSAFE® process our technician will inspect the wiring inside the walls using minimally invasive tools. This revolutionary electrical inspection can give you peace of mind on your homes electrical system.

North Carolina ranked on the Top Ten States for Number of Lightning Claims by State Farm in 2014*. Lightning may not seem as destructive as other disasters, yet a strike can cause serious damage to business equipment and electrical appliances, disrupt electrical service for long periods of time, and spark wildfires. In 2014, State Farm paid nearly $149 million dollars for insurance claims as a result of damage from lightning strikes.

Most homeowner insurance policies provide coverage for power surge damage that is a direct result of a lightning strike. If you think your homes electrical system was in some way damaged by lightning or through a surge, your home needs a CurrentSAFE® Electrical Hazard Detection test. This testing makes sure there is no concealed damage or will find the hidden damage that would have otherwise been left to create a bigger problem, like fire. ARC Electric Company is experienced in dealing with insurance companies to cover damages caused by a lightning strike or surge on your homes electrical wiring. Every insurance agent wants to satisfy their customers by settling claims quickly and provide them with the settlement they are entitled to.
Below is an example of some items found after a lightning strike at a home. Notice the burn marks on and around the switch and how strike scorched along the siding and brick.

**We can perform a megger (meg) test after a lightning strike and while this can be beneficial, having a CurrentSAFE® Electrical Hazard Detection test gives you a peace of mind that a megger test cannot. With CurrentSAFE® Electrical Hazard Detection test, you are given a report showing all things good in your home, anything that needs to be repaired in your home and comes with a 5 year warranty!
*Claims Journal