Lightning and CSST

Your Safety: Lightning and CSST

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Preventing Damage from Improperly Grounded Systems

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 that do not strike a structure directly can still cause electrically-conductive systems in the structure to become energized.  CSST, or Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing, is designed to minimize the damage from nearby lightning strikes and power surges that can ignite certain gas tubing systems and ultimately cause a fire.  Lightning and CSST are a better combination than older, improperly grounded systems.

Unlike other conventional gas systems, 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. (source: http://www.csstsafety.com)

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!

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