Maintaining your electric fencing should always be your top priority – if you can’t ensure that your fence is in optimum condition then it can’t do its job properly. Fencing that is ignored and uncared for can quickly become damaged, leaving your property at risk, and leaving you out of pocket. However, there are a few simple things that you can do to ensure that your electric fencing is always working as intended. Our experts know that many different environments can impact your security system, but one common one that gets overlooked is rain. Here are some tips from our experts on how to keep your electric fencing working during and after heavy bouts of rain.
1. Inspect your leads
Regardless of whether your system is battery or mains operated, you must always check your connection leads after periods of heavy rain. Any cracks or damage in the insulating material could let in water and potentially harm the system, so these need to be dealt with immediately. It’s also important to check that all your leads are secure and taught, and that precipitation hasn’t moved them to areas where people are at risk of tripping over them.
2. Check the fencing
Heavy rains often come with strong winds, so once it’s safe to do so, we recommend that you walk the perimeter of your electric fencing, checking that no tree branches or shrubs have settled onto your live fence. These could short the system, or provide opportune points for trespassers to climb over the fence and gain access to your site. Therefore, it’s important these are removed as soon as possible to keep your system running.
3. Have regular maintenance
There is only a limited amount that owners can do when it comes to electric fencing. We don’t expect you to be experts, and a trained eye can often spot small problems before they become large ones. As such, we would recommend regular maintenance and inspections of your electric fencing by experts, especially during periods of inclement weather.
At Harper Chalice, we manufacture, supply and install a wide range of perimeter security systems, all bespoke to meet each site’s requirements. For more information about how we can assist you, contact us