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Dreiym Engineering PLLC

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Surge and Lightning Damage Claims Investigators

Lightning Claims

High energy surges can be produced by a lightning strike and/or an electrical utility company.  When a power surge occurs, it can result in irreversible damage to equipment and components and, in some cases, it can even cause a fire. 

Dreiym Engineering’s power surge and lightning damage claims investigators take a very systematic approach to evaluate any damages that may have directly resulted from a lightning strike or utility surge. Many lightning damage claims adjusters or investigators are not true experts in electrical engineering. This means they may erroneously attribute damages to a surge when they should not, or they may not attribute certain damages to the surge they should.

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A lightning damage claim can add up fast, and an unbiased review by Licensed Professional Engineers is necessary to determine if a power surge event occurred and the true extent of any resulting damage.  Evaluating each piece of equipment in the claim for evidence of lightning damage is essential.  We document each piece of equipment’s model number, serial number, and attempt to verify the age of equipment and type of damage. Our power surge claims investigators can also determine whether a piece of electrical equipment is a total loss or if repairs can restore it to working order.

This thorough attention to detail and meticulous evaluation process ensures that our surge and lightning damage claims investigators get an accurate representation of the damage’s extent. This also provides a clearer understanding as to which equipment failings can reasonably be attributed to the electrical surge or lightning strike, as we control for other factors such as the age of the equipment and its average shelf life.

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Let our team of licensed electrical experts determine what happened.

  • Did a lightning strike or utility surge event actually occur?
  • What is the extent of the damage?
  • Were applicable safeguard systems properly designed and installed?
  • What is the estimated cost of repair?

Contact us today for thorough and accurate power surge/lightning damage claims investigations.

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