Lighting Protection Maintenance For Dallas Homeowners
The effects of a direct strike are obvious and immediately apparent – buildings damaged, trees blown apart, personal injuries and even death. However, the secondary effects of lightning – the short duration, high voltage spikes called transient overvoltages can, and do, cause equally catastrophic, if less visually obvious, damage to the electronic systems inside a building.
It is very important to check the status of the hard wiring and lightning rods on your roof.These items are easily replaced. Make sure the system is checked monthly at a minimum.
In order to gain the most from you investment, Lightning Protection Systems should be tested and inspected on an annual basis, at Lightning Protection Ireland we recommend carry out the test and inspection at 11 month intervals, thus varying the season in which the system is tested.
Lightning strikes are undoubtedly one of the most serious and often overlooked causes of damage to buildings and their contents. More importantly, at its worst a lightning strike can be fatal. Heightsafe Systems can provide a fully qualified service to ensure that your building, contents and people are protected from such eventuality.
When testing a Lightning Conductor system, it is vital to take into account the seasonal variations. Therefore Heightsafe Systems recommends that retests are conducted every 11 months. This will ensure that your Lightning Conductor system is fully compliant all year round.
Power surges or transient overvoltages can be caused as a secondary effect of a lightning strike up to a kilometre away, or by the electrical switching of large inductive loads such as motors and transformers.
During a Lightning Protection Inspection, Powercom Solutions will ascertain the physical condition of your lightning protection system by:
Verifying that the lightning rod or rods and other equipment are free of damage or excessive corrosion.
Checking for loose connections that could compromise your protection level.
Looking for new roof installations such as satellite dishes, HVAC equipment or other projections.
Confirming that down conductors create a continuous path from the lightning rod or rods on the roof to the grounding electrode system.
Conducting a visual examination for damage to lightning surge protector devices.
Supplying a written report that includes a scope of work and estimate for bringing the system up to current codes.
Risk Of Not Maintaining Your rLighting Protection
Each year thousands of homes and other properties are destroyed or damaged by lightning strikes. Unprotected homes risk the possibility of damage by fire, explosions or electrical surges and pose a safety risk to occupants. The effects of a lightning strike can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Call (214) 238-8353 us for your home service and repair needs.
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