Communication tower and site maintenance are crucial to keeping a tower functional, safe, and clean.
Keeping a regular maintenance schedule with a crew you trust can be the difference a day of planned routine maintenance or an aggravating months-long affair of desperate repairs.
Allstate Tower, a division of Pittsburgh Tank & Tower Group, offers maintenance checks and OSHA-compliant safety system installation. If issues with plumb and tension, tower and site grounding, guy wires, or a range of other common and less common issues arise, Allstate Tower can help with those too.
The Importance of Communication Tower & Site Maintenance
Communication towers, like any outdoor structure, are prone to damage from normal wear and tear. This is especially true if those towers are located in areas that frequently experience severe or inclement weather, or are located near coastlines or bodies of water. Maintenance checks are essential after any sort of natural disaster, as well.
Regular maintenance prolongs the service life of a communication tower and helps create a buffer between the tower and events such as aforementioned climate or location issues. There are a wealth of maintenance options to consider outside of basic scheduled checks, each tailored to help you ensure the tower stays up and running for the long term. Some of these include:
- Tower and site grounding
- Grounds maintenance
- Anchor maintenance
Tower maintenance is a two-pronged process. While your maintenance company is responsible for inspection, they also take care of suggesting and completing whatever repairs are deemed necessary to tower safety. Many issues either require immediate repairs or are easy enough to take care of that they can be completed right away. Others may be scheduled to be fixed at a later time, such as the next scheduled maintenance period.
Communication Tower Inspection
Communication tower maintenance and safety hinge on regular annual inspections. These inspections give crew members a chance to fully assess a tower’s condition. Your inspection crew will come back from the task with notes, documentation, and pictures to help you better assess whatever possible damages may be present.
Visual inspections shouldn’t be overlooked, either. These inspections are done from the ground up. Extra components are also inspected at this time. The crew will look at:
- Lighting systems
- Guy wires
- Climbing devices
- Tower finish
Thorough inspections mean a greater likelihood of catching issues, and a thorough inspection enables a full service solution. These sorts of inspections often allow for damages to be identified and repairs to be made within the same day.
Communication Tower Repair
Repairs are essential to the maintenance process. Getting an inspection and then ignoring the results serves no purpose. Failure to repair a damaged tower or tower components can have disastrous and life-threatening consequences for the surrounding area and for site personnel. Minor repairs can oftentimes be fixed quickly by our skilled crew members. A guy wire adjustment or an antenna installation needn’t be a hassle for anybody involved.
Allstate Tower/PTTG takes pride in innovative, thorough work that complies with both OSHA standards and regulatory codes. Because the work we do is so essential to both the safety and the functionality of communication towers, we send out only highly trained maintenance crews to ensure that even the smallest problems don’t go overlooked. If you value safe, serviceable, and functioning towers, contact us today.