Removing Static Electricity From Artificial Turf

Does artificial turf accumulate static electricity? In fact, it does! As insulators like tile flooring and artificial turf, they build up electrical charge when they come into touch with conductors.

This is just one of the many inquiries we can make regarding artificial lawns.

Why is static electricity generated?

When activity happens on artificial grass, friction between the grass and the earth occurs. The more you use it, the more it accumulates. Additionally, it happens more frequently in areas where there are frequent storms.

Does this happen to all artificial grass?

Even though the chances are extremely slim, you may experience a small chill—but only in extremely stressful weather conditions, or when using ornamental items that easily transmit electricity, like metal.

How can static energy be prevented on artificial turf?

We can take some easy steps that will assist you in reducing static electricity. You’ll appreciate the benefits of reducing the buildup of static electricity in your artificial grass. When installing your artificial lawn, utilize silica sand infill. After that, you can add iron components to serve as a grounding link.

How to solve static electricity after turf has been installed?

If the synthetic turf has already been put in place and none of the aforementioned actions have been done, we can still execute and enhance them. Pickets or poles can be inserted in copper if you choose to do so.

Can static electricity be dangerous?

Due to the low likelihood of this occurring (0.2% of the time), the solution is not obvious. If the static electricity charge is very low, it would only happen if you touched yourself with your hand during a rainstorm or went barefoot outside. In any case, and only for general information, the feeling is merely a small discomfort or cold; neither the health of people nor that of animals is impacted.

Still Have Questions?

Still have questions about static electricity in artificial turf, our trained professionals are happy to assist you. Contact us at (800) 674-TURF. You can also check out our blog for more artificial grass care tips.

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