Lightning Protection System Inspection & Maintenance

Lightning Protection system inspection and maintenance is very important if you need the system to operate optimally. When your lightning protection system was designed precautions may have been taken to provide corrosion protection.  However, no matter how good the lightning protection system was designed, it is essential to get it inspected and maintained.  Over time the system may get damaged due to corrosion, lightning strikes, wear-and-tear and more.  Moreover the components of the system may not be as sturdy and may be loose.   Even the best lightning protection systems (LPS) requires regular maintenance and inspection, otherwise it will not effective.

Lightning Protection System Inspection Checklist

Lightning protection system inspection is vital for the health of your current light protection system.  Here is a checklist to verify that the system complies with current standards of NFPA 780

  • There is no corrosion
  • The system does not have lose connections
  • Does the system does not need repairs
  • All down conductors and grounding electrodes are intact
  • All conductors and system components are fastened securely
  • Check for visual damage

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Coastal Lightning Rods of Florida, provides a full range of lightning protection services including:

  • Risk Assessment – We perform a risk assessments before we install the lightning protection system.
  • Lightning Protection System Design – Each property is unique and has a different size and shape. We design a lightning protection system that meets all standards.
  • Lightning Protection System Installation – We install the designed lightning protection system and make sure it complies to all standards and codes of practice.
  • Lightning Protection System Inspection – We lightning protection system inspection.  We offer Annual testing of existing lightning protection systems.
  • Lightning Protection System Maintenance & Repair – Over time your lightning protection system may damage. We provide repair service in the event of damage.

Lightning Protection System Inspections & Maintenance FAQs?

Do you have questions for need more information about lightning protection system inspections & maintenance? Give us a call today!

Can I perform lightning protection system inspection myself?

It is best to hire a professional for your current lightning protection system inspection.  If the lightning protection system is damaged it will be ineffective. A professional lightning protection inspection contractor will inspect lightning rods and other equipment for damage, check the system for loose connections, monitor modifications to the structure and inspect that that down-conductors have a continuous path from ground electrode system to lightning rods.

How often do I need lightning protection system inspection?

Lightning protection systems should be visually inspected at least once per year. An in-depth inspection should be scheduled every 3-4 years for all systems and every 1-3 years for critical systems. Coastal Lightning Rods perform on-site visual inspections of your facility’s above-ground lightning protection system.

Lightning Protection System Inspection includes:

  • Inspect for burned or damaged components that need to be replaced or repair. These components could have been hit by lightning or just corroded due to weather or aged with time.
  • Inspect for loose components such as cabling, air terminals, or connectors.
  • Inspect grounding
  • Inspect connections

Do I need an lightning protection system inspection after building structure modification?

According to the standards, lightning protection systems must undergo an inspection whenever the structure of the building is modified or repaired and also when the structure has been struck by lightning. Therefore, it is very useful to have a lightning event counter that informs about the number of lightning strikes on the structure.

Is lightning protection system required in Florida?

All public schools, hospitals, and assisted living institutions in Florida are required by law to have lightning protection systems in place for protection against the destructive forces of lightning. Your structure should as well.

Does Disney Park have a lightning protection system?

Lightning rods can be found on the roofs of practically every structure in Orlando’s theme parks. Many of the air terminals are skilfully concealed as part of the motif of the building.

Lightning Protection System Inspection

Lightning Protection System Inspection

Lightning Protection System Inspection

Lightning Protection System Inspection

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