Tacoma Surge Protection Services
There isn’t a home or business in the Tacoma area that isn’t full of expensive appliances and electronic devices that aren’t vulnerable to power surges. Same goes for the wiring that runs all through the walls. If your Tacoma property doesn’t have adequate surge protection, not only do you run the risk of losing thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics, but you could also be at high risk for an electrical fire.
Neither outcome is desirable, to put it lightly, which is why investing in surge protection is what prudent home and business owners do. And when they want to make sure they are getting effective and affordable surge protection services, they call First Choice Electrical Services.
First Choice Electrical Services has been proud to help area home and business owners increase their protections against surges. Plug-in surge protectors are certainly an asset, but if you want to be completely assured that you are protected against the worst-case scenario, you need to give us a call today. When you do, a member of First Choice Electrical Services’s team will be happy to give you a free estimate on our surge protection services.
How Surge Protectors Work
Before we go in to our explanation on how surge protectors work, we need to clearly define what an electrical surge is. Imagine electricity flowing through your home and business’s wires the same way water flows through its pipes. Water moves from one of a pipe to the other end thanks to water pressure. Electricity works in a similar way. It moves from areas of high electric potential energy to areas of low electric potential energy.
Voltage is what we use to measure electric potential energy. When the voltage increases above the average for as little as three nanoseconds, it’s defined as a surge. If the voltage of the wire is too strong, then the electricity will surge through, generating a ton of heat, causing it to burn.
What a surge protector does is detect excess voltage and divert the extra electricity into the grounding wire, sparring your valuable electronics and your home or business’s wiring from serious damage.
While there’s no question that using surge protecting power strips all over your home or business is a good idea, you could be doing a lot more to protect your building and the assets within. A professionally installed whole-house surge protector can save you thousands over its initial investment cost.
In addition to qualifying you for potential discounts from your insurance company, when you have a surge protector hardwired to your home or business’s electrical panel, it will redirect excess current safely to ground, blocking it before it has the chance to escape into the circuitry of your home or business.
You can never be too careful when it comes to protecting yourself from the hazards of electricity, which is why it’s worth at least considering.
Contact Us Today
For all the good electricity provides us, it is important to remember that it can be a destructive force if left unregulated. Protect yourself against hazardous surges and call First Choice Electrical Services today.