Lightning and CSST

Your Safety: Lightning and CSST

We all know that lightning can be a dangerous element.  But, couple lightning with an improperly grounded gas heating system and it can be prove disastrous.  Nearby lightning strikes can result in a power surge that can damage certain gas tubing systems and ultimately cause a fire. Nearby lightning strikes that do not strike a structure directly can still cause electrically-conductive systems in the structure to become energized.

Unlike other conventional gas systems, Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing, or CSST, significantly reduces this risk of damage and fire from a lightning strike.  To lessen the danger of lighting and CSST becoming an issue, a licensed electrician should inspect to make sure proper grounding and bonding are in place.  CSST should be carefully inspected by a licensed electrician to ensure it is separated from conductive systems including: metallic chimney liners, metallic appliance vents, metallic ducting and piping, and electrical cables.

Schedule an appointment today with one of our qualified technicians at Rockwall Electric.  We will carefully inspect for any deficiencies or trouble areas and give an honest, thorough recommendation to ease your mind.  Remember, for electrical safety, security and reliability in your home, it’s time to call Rockwall Electric!

 

source: http://www.csstsafety.com