Did you know that millions of dollars worth of damage are caused to electrical goods across the country every year due to power surges? Your residential electrician in Toronto will be able to advise you on how to protect your appliances and other electrical devices from damage and possible insurance claims.
Why Do We Get Power Surges?
The main culprits that cause power surges are things like electrical overloading, faulty wiring and severe weather conditions such as storms, high winds, hail and snow. Very cold and very hot weather can also cause systems to be overloaded. Lightning strikes are also responsible for a large number of power surges.
Surges commonly occur when power is restored after an outage or blackout or when there are malfunctions in transformers or transmissions lines near you.
Why Do Power Surges Damage My Electronic Goods And Appliances?
A power surge results in a brief but massive increase in voltage. These spikes last for one to three nanoseconds. Your appliances and electronics are not designed to withstand such high voltages, not even for a split second.
The most commonly damaged items include TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, sound systems, Wi-Fi routers, smart house installations, chargers and PCs. Power surges are also known to damage electrical wiring and, in extreme cases, cause a fire.
How Can I Protect My Valuable Devices And Appliance From A Power Surge?
Speak to your residential electrician in Toronto about investing in a whole-home surge protection solution. They will inspect your electrical setup and advise on the best system to suit your needs.
Frequently, the required system will consist of various layers of safeguards, starting with your electrical panel to halt incoming surges. Barriers will be installed to absorb the impact of an excess voltage entering your home and distribute it away from plug points that service sensitive devices and appliances.
To protect your home from power surges, contact the highly skilled team at Intell Electrical Services today. As a team of professional residential electricians in Toronto, we will design and install a customized setup for your home.