Flagpoles, without a doubt, must be periodically maintained and kept in safe working conditions for the sake of both public and staff safety. Regular flagpole maintenance extends the life of the flagpole itself, ensuring that your flag can fly appropriately and safely to build a trustworthy image for your company.
During inclement weather, flags should be lowered. Flags should not be flown if the wind speed is 35kph or higher. Windiness on the ground level implies that it is much harsher at the top of your flagpole. According to veritable forecast sources, you may extend the life of your flag by lowering it when severe weather looms.
Many individuals buy a flagpole and then neglect to get it maintained and examined regularly.
Regular maintenance is required to guarantee that your titan flag pole lives a long and safe life. The holder is accountable for maintaining that the flagpole and the building to which it is affixed are periodically maintained to guarantee public safety. If you are worried about your flagpole, you should seek the advice of a structural expert.
The Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 mandates keeping “it” in a harmless and health-safe condition.
Inspections at Regular Intervals
Heavy-duty telescoping flagpoles do not require extensive maintenance. Although they do not need laborious care, they require minimal maintenance and cleaning on occasions. Inspecting your pole regularly helps guarantee good functionality.
Even though it is not essential to wash the flagpole when you hoist and drop the flag, it is an excellent opportunity to inspect for dirt or grime.
It is also a good idea to inspect the rings and fittings regularly.
You should consider examining your flagpole before the beginning of the cold-weather season and when it ends if you reside in a region with harsh winters. Heavy-duty flagpoles are built to resist extreme weather conditions, but the elements may wear out components over time.
Check your Fittings and Halyards
Conducting a proper assessment of your flagpole’s halyards and fittings at regular intervals, which reasonably could be every three months, helps you to remain in control of flagpole maintenance. At the same time, it is still a minor issue. Check for peeling or kinking on the halyard cable and repair it before breaking. Alternatively, conducting a replacement for these parts may be a more prolonged and more time-consuming task than necessary. Furthermore, the mounting bolts must be double-checked to verify that they are substantial. The counterweight attachments and counterweight cover, flag fasteners, dog, spring, and assembly, must be examined to verify that no loose or missing components cause additional breaking and damage.
Cleaning and repairing
Also, we have been speaking a lot about the flagpoles, and it is also essential that you ensure the flag attached to the flagpole is as clean as possible. They accumulate a lot of dirt with time when they are hoisted for an extended time, but they fade and tear much like everything else that is not cared for. When you leave the first flag to dry after washing or cleaning, you can just use another flag as a replacement in that bit of time.
Repainting and refinishing
Your flagpole, regardless of the metal, may rust or exhibit other indications of wear. Scrape the flagpole lightly with a wire brush to remove corrosion and old paint.
Apply two coats of rust-inhibitor primer to the flagpole to preserve its integrity; after it has dried, reapply the enamel paint.