Lightning and Surge Claims

Surge and Lightning Damage to Electronics

Surge and lightning damage to electronics is a frequent occurrence, particularly in the summer months. A recent analysis of 2016 homeowner’s insurance claims by Insurance Information Institute revealed that over $825 million…

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Benefits of Lightning Verification Reports Guide

Without knowing for sure, policyholders frequently claim lightning or surges have caused property damage. Lightning verification reports can confirm or exclude lightning’s presence at the location during the time of…

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High Voltage Surge Guide

When a high voltage surge occurs, it can lead to the failure of just about any electrical device or system plugged into the affected area, including appliances and entertainment systems,…

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Whole Home Surge/Lightning

The most commonly claimed perils affecting residential electronics are lightning and high voltage surge. Considering that 16% of the claimed items evaluated by our technicians in 2018 were found to…

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Voltage Irregularities Could Strike Out Lightning Claims

All too often claims cross your desk stating electrical equipment was struck by lightning. In fact, according to the StrikeCheck 2020 Annual Claims report, lightning was the most frequently claimed…

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Lightning Report Case Study

Property and Casualty Insurance carriers continue to seek processes that make handling claims more efficient, consistent, and accurate, which will decrease the likelihood of claims leakage. One method is by…

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Surge and Lightning Claims Webinar Recording

Difficulty deciphering between lightning, high voltage surge, and wear and tear? You’re not alone. Lightning was the most frequently claimed cause of loss for electrical equipment assigned to StrikeCheck in…

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How to Keep Common Lightning, Surge Damages Out of Claims

The following article on “How to keep common lightning, surge damages out of claims,” written by Jay Dykstra of HVACi and StrikeCheck, was originally published on Property Casualty 360. Electrically powered equipment is…

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Lightning Claim Case Study

Lightning can damage multiple items in a home all at once. It’s a good thing the adjuster for this claim didn’t take the contractor’s word for all the items listed…

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How Lightning’s Location and Intensity Can Impact Your Claims

In 2019, 62% of claims assigned to StrikeCheck had lightning as the stated peril, making it the most frequently claimed cause of loss, according to the 2020 StrikeCheck Annual Claims…

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Scary Story: Lightning and Solar Panels

Combine an item that is known for causing claims leakage with a commonly claimed peril that is rarely the cause of loss and you get the scenario for this Scary…

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Power Surge Claims – What All Adjusters Should Know

Power surges – as consumers we all know that it is crucial to protect your computer and entertainment systems from power surges, but how much do you know about what…

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Lightning and Surge eBook

Carriers paid out more than $900 million for lightning claims in 2019, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Electronics are among the equipment susceptible to damages from lightning and surges…

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Previously Recorded Webinars

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