The shear effects of direct lightning strikes are apparent – damage to property, trees, and worse can be fatal. That is why it is essential to have a lightning protection system if you live in an area prone to lightning strikes.
However, more importantly, if you have a lightning protection system installed on your property, maintenance is vital to protect your investment and care. It also lets you know if your LPS is functioning or not.
What happens during LPS maintenance?
First, let’s start by saying that the lightning protection system should be tested and inspected annually, preferably at 11 monthly intervals.
So, if you haven’t scheduled an LPS maintenance, here’s what goes into it:
- The expert first inspects your lightning rods and all other components of your lightning protection system to verify if they present signs of any corrosion or deficiencies
- He’ll also do a visual examination of the surge protector device to verify if it’s damaged
- He will also check any loose connections that may compromise your protection system
- As part of the maintenance schedule, the expert will also look at any new roof installations, such as HVAC equipment, a satellite dish, or any other projections on your roof.
- Finally, the expert will bring your protection system up to speed, correcting any defects and updating the system to current codes, and then write a detailed report entailing the scope of work and probably an estimate.
And that’s just it. It’s important to note that you cannot carry out the maintenance schedule on your own; you need the help of a trained expert.
Talk to our experts at RS Lightning Protection.
We carry out lightning protection system installation as well as maintenance. We’re fully licensed and insured, and customer service is our priority.
So, if you’re interested in our services, feel free to give us a call.