A surge protector is designed to help keep your electrical equipment safe from any voltage spikes. It regulates the voltage within your electrical devices (either through blocking or grounding) so that it is always at a safe level for your equipment. Surges happen a lot more frequently than homeowners might realize, and when they do occur, you will want a whole house surge protector installed to protect your appliances and devices.
Water damage can occur for multiple reasons – whether it is weather-related or due to a pipe that has burst and flooded your home. While you are focusing on the damage you can see, such as repairing the walls, discarding damaged furniture and flooring, etc., there could be hidden damage you are not aware of. Electrical issues can arise following even a minor water damage incident. Even if you are not experiencing any interruption in your electrical service, that hidden damage could cause problems over time.
Solving electrical issues, doing repairs or even installing new electrical systems is dangerous work, especially if the person doing the job is not qualified and experienced. While your project makes it necessary for you to hire a professional, knowing what to look for is important. It could mean the difference between hiring a dependable electrical contractor versus hiring someone who puts your home and loved ones at risk.
Unexpected weather, excessive power consumption or even a blown transformer can take out the power of an entire block. When this happens, it can leave your home or office without power for hours or perhaps days. If you think a backup generator is an extravagant purchase, you will be surprised at the benefits of investing in one.