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Weather damage to a TV aerial and what to do next

December 23, 2020 5:43 am

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Bad weather can cause all sorts of damage and sometimes the damage isn’t noticed until the next day during the aftermath. We all pay very little attention to our TV aerials perching at the tops of our roofs, as usually if something is out of sight it is out of mind. So, what steps should be taken to assess the damage to aerials after a night of bad weather?

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The first step to take would be to check all the TVs in the house connected to the aerial are working. If only one TV is not functioning, then there is most likely only a problem with that TV. If more than one is experiencing trouble, then there is probably an issue with the satellite. TV aerial repair Cheltenham companies, such as Steve Unett Aerials, can help with satellite repair issues.

Another step to take would be to find out if lightning had struck nearby. As each lightning strike contains millions of volts of electricity, it would easily fry aerial equipment. Asking neighbours or calling the local news and weather stations could help find out if lightning had struck nearby, if so, it is also likely you are able to claim home insurances for damages if they had occurred.

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Bad weather may not have anything to do with issues occurring with your own TV satellite. It can scramble signals resulting in little to no reception at all. The best way to resolve this issue to see whether it may be just the individual satellite having issues or a broader issue is to look online or call the satellite company to understand what is going on.

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