Lightning can measure millions of volts and can discharge more than 10 miles away from a storm system. In other words, your self-storage facility doesn't have to be directly below a thunderstorm to be struck by lightning. Prevent and minimize potential damage to your facility before lightning strikes with these tips from Mikey Minor, director of consulting and lead consulting engineer at TechLoss Consulting & Restoration Inc.

  • Install lightning protection systems that are bonded to the metal of outdoor installations.
  • Implement well-coordinated surge-protective devices to reduce electrical system failures.
  • Unplug all non-necessary items when storms are in the area.

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Mike Schofield

Mike Schofield
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