Posts By: Michael Chusid

Five things you didn’t know about lightning protection.

Lightning can be beautiful; nature’s own light show flashing across the sky. You know that lightning causes millions of dollars of fire and damage every year in the United States and injures or even kills those that get in its way. You even know that, ever since Ben Franklin invented the lightning rod 250 years… Read more »

Fireplace Season: Time to Consider Lightning Protection

Now that the cooler air of autumn is here, it is time to have your chimney inspected so it is ready for those dark winter evening of sitting around the hearth with your loved ones.  A good place to find a certified chimney inspector is at Fireplace Investigation, Research & Education Service or Chimney Safety Institute… Read more »

Top-Notch Lightning Protection System

Lightning protection installers hang out in high places, including the apex of tall chimneys, radio antennas, and church steeples. Lightning protection systems (LPS) in these exposed locations have to extend to the highest parts of the structures so the system can intercept lightning strikes before the lightning reaches the structure. To reach these rarefied heights,… Read more »

Check Up for Safety

The sign on this Annapolis, MD fire station reminds us that smoke detectors save lives… if they are properly inspected and maintained. The same can be said about lightning protection systems. Parts of the lightning protection system can become loose or damaged, compromising safety. When you change smoke detector batteries, or at other regular intervals,… Read more »