The house, whatever it is – big or small, wooden or brick, new or already collapsing … It will be a pity if it burns from a lightning strike. Moreover, not only the walls, but all the property inside it are usually burned.
And if the thunderstorm is night, then people.
The house that is located on the top of the mountain or hill is especially prone to lightning. So, if your house stands lonely on a wasteland or hill, it is not hidden by branches of trees and other higher buildings, then it is dangerous to live in it without lightning protection.
However, it is not enough to establish a system of lightning protection and forget about the joys about this problem. Like any other equipment, lightning protection has its own technical features and service life. Every half a year, it is necessary to check its performance.
For this, the minimum program is an inspection of the grounding circuit. He must be underground. The wire that is attached to the contour must be attached. In the climate cheese, when tapping with a hammer, bolted or welded joints can be found that the connection rustled and the wire disappeared. In this case, it is necessary to restore contact and reliably isolate.
It is also necessary annually to check the resistance of each bottlenut connection with special equipment.
It is best if the check of lightning protection systems is carried out by a certified electrical laboratory. People who will check and correct your lightning protection reliably.
Prepare your homes for spring bad weather in advance!