Lightning protection repair
Lighting ProtectionRepair Works & Upgrading
At Earthing Equipment Supplies Southern Ltd, we are able to carry out any required remedial and/or upgrading works to your system across Southern England and the UK. We have over 150 years combined experience in the industry. Following a test or site visit we can recommend the necessary remedial and upgrading works as per the British standard.
Protecting Your Building From Lightning
A lightning strike can cause extensive damage to a building and contents. It is vital to make sure that all buildings are adequately protected from lightning and a lightning protection system helps to do this. However, overtime, the effectiveness of lightning protection systems can be compromised due to harsh winter weather and extreme heat in the summer months. These take their toll on a system causing corrosion, physical damage, brittle parts and drying out of components . Ensuring your lightning protection systems is maintained regularly will prevent damage and will extend the life of the existing system. Contact us today. We offer a prompt and professional repair, testing and inspection service at an affordable price. We can also upgrade your system if your existing lightning protection system is inadequate.
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FAQ: Lightning Protection Repair and Upgrading
1. What is lightning protection repair and upgrading?
Lightning protection repair and upgrading involves the maintenance, inspection, and enhancement of existing lightning protection systems to ensure they continue to effectively protect structures from lightning strikes.
2. Why is lightning protection repair necessary?
Over time, lightning protection systems may experience wear and tear, damage from environmental factors, or become outdated due to advancements in technology. Repairing and upgrading these systems is essential to maintain their functionality and ensure optimal protection against lightning strikes.
3. What are the signs that my lightning protection system needs repair?
Signs that your lightning protection system may require repair include visible physical damage, such as broken or missing conductors, loose connections, corrosion, or components that have reached the end of their lifespan. Additionally, if you’ve experienced a lightning strike or severe weather event, it is important to have your system inspected and repaired if necessary.
4. What steps are involved in repairing a lightning protection system?
The repair process typically involves a thorough inspection of the existing system to identify any damaged or malfunctioning components. These components are then repaired or replaced as needed, including conductors, ground rods, bonding connections, surge protectors, and other relevant parts. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified professional to ensure the repair work follows proper safety standards and guidelines.
5. When should lightning protection systems be upgraded?
Lightning protection systems should be upgraded when they no longer meet the latest industry standards or if they cannot adequately protect against the potential risks associated with lightning strikes. Upgrading may be necessary due to changes in building structures, electrical systems, or advancements in lightning protection technology.
6. How can upgrading my lightning protection system benefit me?
Upgrading your lightning protection system can provide several benefits, including improved safety for occupants and valuable assets, enhanced structural protection against lightning-induced fires or damage, and potential insurance premium reductions. Additionally, modern systems may offer enhanced monitoring capabilities and integration with other building systems.
7. Can I perform lightning protection repairs and upgrades myself?
It is strongly recommended to consult with a professional lightning protection specialist for repairs and upgrades. Lightning protection systems involve complex electrical components and require expertise to ensure proper installation, compliance with safety standards, and effectiveness in lightning protection.
8. How often should lightning protection systems be inspected and repaired?
Regular inspections are recommended at least once every year to identify any potential issues and perform necessary repairs promptly. However, certain factors such as extreme weather events, nearby construction, or system modifications may require more frequent inspections and maintenance.
9. Are there any industry standards or regulations for lightning protection systems?
Yes, there are industry standards and regulations that govern the design, installation, repair, and upgrading of lightning protection systems. In the United Kingdom, for example, British Standard BSEN62305 Lightning Protection, which provides guidelines for proper system installation and maintenance.
10. How can I find a qualified professional for lightning protection repairs and upgrades?
To find a qualified professional, you can search for experienced lightning protection companies or specialists in your area. Look for professionals who are knowledgeable about industry standards and regulations, have a track record of successful installations and repairs, and are properly licensed and insured. Additionally, seek recommendations from trusted sources or consult with your local building authority for referrals.