Lightning Protection in Fairfax Station, Springfield and Fairfax
Is the landscape on your property protected when a storm hits? Don’t get stuck with the expenses of property damage caused by lightning. Lightning can cause significant damage to trees, and fallen branches from a lightning strike can cause significant damage to your home or vehicle. DCP Tree Service LLC protects your family and property from injury and damage that can easily be prevented.
When Lightning Strikes a Tree
We have all heard horror stories about people getting struck by lightning, yet an arborist can confirm that trees are more frequently the targets during a storm. Since trees contain a high level of moisture and water is a better conductor than air, unprotected trees are quickly and severely damaged or destroyed when lightning strikes. The electricity from lightning swells through the water in the trunk of a tree causing it to become overheated and explode, blasting the bark and often the entire trunk. The results can be devastating.
Some Trees Are More Vulnerable Than Others
Trees in close proximity to your home or business should be assessed for their susceptibility to lightning strikes. Several important factors are considered in order to safely protect a tree from storm damage, including the species of the tree, its height and how close it is to any building or structure. The qualified arborists at DCP Tree Service LLC are available to determine the best protection for your property in the Fairfax Station area.
Advanced Storm Protection for Trees
DCP Tree Service LLC‘s technologically advanced system protects your property and the people on it with the installation of equipment developed to properly disperse the threat when a tree is struck by lightning. Functioning as a far better conductor than any tree, our technicians install specialized metal rods to safely channel lightning into the ground. Our lightning protection systems will never interfere with the healthy growth of your trees and preserve your commercial or residential property in Fairfax Station.
Call (703) 475-4403 for more information.