Weather can cause antennas or dish receivers to come loose over time. That’s why it’s important to check everything out so you can catch the issue before it gets worse.
This is a Safety Task!
If there is a possibility that your dish receiver may fall off your home, it puts everyone at risk for injury.
This is a Preventative Maintenance Task!
It’s important to catch the issue before it gets worse. Replacement costs are a lot more expensive than checking to see if everything is properly secured.
Tasks can be done by: Homeowner, handyman, dish company, or electrician
How To Inspect Your Antennas or Dish Receivers | Task Steps
Step 1 – Inspect antennas & dish receivers
- Walk around your property and inspect your dish receiver and dish antennas. You want to see if they look stable and safe. You may be able to use binoculars to see if things look secure and safe. Check if there are any brackets, wires, or cables hanging loose. A windy day is a good time to monitor any movement in the brackets.
- *HomeManager strongly urges Homeowners to stay away from getting onto roofs to do maintenance because falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury within the home.*
- If the antennas or receivers are located somewhere on the side of your home where you can easily reach it from a window or deck, grab either of them and apply pressure, shake it and see if it is tight and secure. If the antennas or receivers are located on the roof & you feel comfortable enough getting onto the roof yourself, repeat the following steps above.
- Tool List: Ladder – extension
Step 2 – Maintain anything loose
- If you notice something that seems out of place or loose on your dish or antenna, try to tighten it. Call a handyperson or your dish company if that doesn’t work.
- If you have a roof-mounted dish receiver or antenna and decide to DIY, practice good ladder safety and exercise caution while climbing onto and exiting the roof.
- Tool List: Ladder – extension, adjustable wrench, screwdriver
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