Just like its very occurrence, the scope and damage resulting from lightning can be wildly unpredictable.

That means that when your property, facility, or equipment is involved in a lightning strike, it’s paramount that a thorough investigation takes place to identify any resulting damage.

Given that more and more businesses are almost totally dependent on their electronic equipment for operation and efficiency, it is of little surprise that lightning damage can cause critical harm that goes beyond simple structural damage.

Typically there are two categories of damage in the occurrence of a lightning strike or strikes.

Firstly, and most commonly, lightning will enter a property through wires or pipes, such as communication wires, or from a utility pole. While this causes the least harm, it is also the most common form of lightning damage. The scope of the damage here can be very hard to diagnose, as it can travel to places not seen by the naked eye.

Less common but more damaging, is when a property is directly struck by lightning. This will cause significant damage to the property in general, including electrical and non-electrical items. In a worst case scenario it can also cause critical structural damage, and even large scale fire.


In the event of lightning damage to your property, AGI’s lightning damage assessment service will undertake a thorough investigation to identify the source of the damage, as well diagnose damage to all facets of your property, including structural, electrical, and non-electrical.

AGI’s lightning damage assessment techniques include close-up photography, 3D modelling, and advanced thermography, among others.

AGI’s lighting damage assessment service will also provide a full report that includes assistance with insurance, a recovery plan, and damage mitigation strategies for the future. All of our reports are able to stand up to scrutiny in the courts.

To learn more about how AGI’s lightning damage assessment services can diagnose, report, repair, and replace equipment faults



A lightning damage investigation is a process in which the cause of the damage to the property is determined. After lightning has struck an object, it can leave behind evidence that can form part of the investigation. The type of evidence that remains depends on the type of target that was hit by lightning. For example, if a building or car was struck, exploded concrete or burnt metal leaves behind tell-tale signs of this event.

A lightning damage investigation is important because it helps you know if the damage was caused by lightning. It will also help you to figure out the extent of the damage. The time at which this investigation takes place is crucial as the evidence may be lost if too much time elapses.

A lightning damage investigation is conducted by specialists who will identify the cause of the damage and the extent of any collateral impact. A report will be provided with photographic and video evidence to support the findings. The specialist will also understand how long it takes for damages to return to a pre-loss condition, so that the loss adjusters can calculate your insurance claim accurately.

Lightning can break tree branches and power lines, damage electrical equipment and buildings, and cause fires. It also is strong enough to knock a person off their feet.

Do not attempt to check your wiring yourself after a potential lightning strike, as it may result in injury or death. It is best to call upon the services of a lightning damage investigation company that can safely determine any faults in your building.

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