Antenna and TV points
There is a lot of new homes coming up here in Angle Vale, Virginia, Two Wells and Munno Para.
And most new homes do not come with an antenna.
As we walked our dogs through Miravale the other day, we saw many homes had antennas from a hardware store on their roof. This concerned me a bit cause it either means a homeowner installed themselves or an untrained person did. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of DIY installations can be good and some handymen people can produce better work than some so called “professionals”.
What does concern me is
– is the antenna fastened correctly?
– have the roof penetrations been properly sealed?
– are the cables installed in a safe manner?
One of the antennas I saw was directed the wrong way around and as I approached the home owner to ask who installed the antenna , he became rather apprehensive.
Unfortunately the TV industry is not really regulated and anyone can call themselves “an antenna installer”.
Reality is, there is a number of things to consider when you install TV cabling and antennas.
Is it the right cable? Is it the right splitter? Is the antenna suitable for the area? Has the installer been properly trained and used the right tools?
It pays to ask these questions.
Ask for references, check out if the installer has done this type of work before.
Ask your friends, family, even social media is used these days for recommendations. Please remember, if the recommendation comes from an unknown source (like social media), ask for references.
There is lots of great tradies out there and many electricians know how to install TV points also. Yet there is also cowboys.
If you have any questions in regards to antennas, TV points or other electrical queries here in the north of Adelaide, may it be Virginia, Angle Vale, Two Wells or the surroundings, please shoot us a message.
Happy to assist.