J & G Lightning Protection INC

Lightning Protection for the PA, OH, MD, WV, VA, DE area.

Phone: (412) 795-5748 | Fax: (412) 795-0696

 
 
 

Is Your Property At Risk?

Does your computer have a phone line? Have you ever lost data from your hard drive due to a power surge? Are your phone lines and cable TV grounded?

Can your insurance fully compensate you for damaged property, lost possessions, personal injury or lifestyle inconvenience due to a fire or surge damage?

Do you currently have smoke alarms or a security system in your house? Do these make you feel safer and give you peace of mind?

Do you or someone in your household/business know CPR in the event someone is struck by lightning?

Do lightning and thunder scare you or your family. Does your pet sense the danger and hide during a storm?

How fast can the Fire Department respond to an emergency at your residence or business?

Are you certain that lightning hasn't already caused damage to your property? (Orange County Utilities in Florida recently learned that copper plumbing pipes are routinely struck by lightning, which can cause gradual pinhole damage.)

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The Bad News:

Lightning losses in the homeowner sector are in excess of one billion dollars annually, representing five percent of all residential claims.

The Good News:

Lightning is the only force of nature for which affordable and reliable protection is available.

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A PA, OH, MD, WV, VA, DE area Lightning Protection Specialist

President: Jeffrey Galamb Sr.
Jeff has been employed in the Lightning Protection Industry since 1973. Jeff made his start with Bonded Lightning Protection, of Maryland. In 1976, Jeff left Bonded to pursue a goal of establishing his own business. The first company owned by Jeff was named Professional Lightning Protection, located in Hagerstown, MD. In 1978, the company was relocated to Pittsburgh, PA, his hometown, and renamed J&J Lightning Protection Co.--after his and his son's name, Jeff, hence the J&J.

J&J Lightning Protection was maintained until 1987, At that time, the company was renamed and incorporated in the name of J&G Lightning Protection, Inc.

Jeffrey Galamb, Sr. carries Master Installer Certification, card number 852, from the Lightning Protection Institute. Also, he is a member of IBEW Local # 26, Washington, DC for 35+ years. Jeffrey Galamb, Sr.’s primary functions are running the estimating department and overseeing all areas of operations from the office, including bidding, billing, and scheduling of projects.

Lightning Risks

A typical lightning bolt can pack as much as 30 million volts of power. Increases in utilities, expensive electronic equipment and metal building components have made today's structures especially vulnerable to lightning damage. A properly installed lightning protection system which meets U.S. Safety Standards (NFPA and UL) will provide a safe path to the earth for lightning's destructive energy. The three main components for complete lightning protection are:

  • The Lightning Protection System (Lightning Rods):
    This interconnected system consists of air terminals (rods), conductor (cable), bonding and grounding, designed to protect a structure and its occupants.
  • Lightning Arresters:
    These devices are installed on the electric service panel to prevent dangerous high voltage from entering a structure through the incoming wires. The arrester works as a filter to defray incoming voltage, thus preventing a lightning-induced electrical fire or explosion.
  • Surge Suppressors:
    These are installed between the appliance or computer and the electrical outlet to provide point-ofentry surge suppression from lightning induced power surges. Structures which contain sensitive electronic equipment may require a series of individual surge suppressors. Surge suppressors are not a required component of UL-approved lightning protection system and can be implemented with the lightning protection system at the owner's discretion or per the installer's recommendations.

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